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Drug users in outer Sydney need another medically supervised consumption room

We often hear about the need for more health services and infrastructure in Sydney’s outskirts, and in Western Sydney in particular.


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I’ve always wondered: If you’re in a falling elevator, can you really save yourself by jumping?

It’s a nightmarish scenario - the elevator seals you inside, rises several floors, judders to a halt, and then SNAP! The frayed cable fails, and you plummet. Can you save yourself by jumping at the right time?


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Angela Williamson’s sacking shows gulf between Cricket Australia’s words and deeds

Cricket Australia’s dismissal of a top Tasmanian cricketing official for “making offensive comments” has received enormous media attention in Australia and overseas.


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Gardening improves the health of social housing residents and provides a sense of purpose

Studies indicate spending time in nature brings physical, mental and social benefits. These include stress reduction, improved mood, accelerated healing, attention restoration, productivity and heightened imagination and creativity.


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‘Use this app twice daily’: how digital tools are revolutionising patient care

Imagine you’ve recently had a heart attack. You’re a lucky survivor. You’ve received high-quality care from nurses and doctors whilst in hospital and you’re now preparing to go home with the support of your family.


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Better boil ya billy: when Australian water goes bad

Many Australians take it for granted we can drink untreated tap water, without worrying about the health effects but a recent audit criticised the regulation of pollution in the massive Warragamba Dam drinking water catchment.


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Why our carbon emission policies don’t work on air travel

The government’s National Energy Guarantee aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but for Australia to meet its Paris climate change commitments, this will need to be replicated economy-wide.


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In Rozanna Lilley’s memoir, a curious life gets even more curious

At the nucleus of Rozanna Lilley’s memoir, Do Oysters Get Bored? A curious life, is Lilley’s son Oscar, an endearing 12-year-old.



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