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Opinion: Turtles on the tarmac could delay flights at Western Sydney airport

Amid the controversy surrounding preliminary flight paths for Western Sydney’s new airport, another potential challenge is looming: turtles on the tarmac.


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Opinion: Henry Lawson and Judith Wright were deaf – but they’re rarely acknowledged as disabled writers. Why does that matter?

Most of us know Henry Lawson and Judith Wright are icons of Australian literature. But it’s less well known that they were both disabled.


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Opinion: An unbroken covenant with God: what the Hajj means for Muslims

Millions of men, women and children have converged on Mecca this week for the Hajj pilgrimage. The Saudi government says it will be the largest crowd ever for the pilgrimage.


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Opinion: The Black Summer bushfires put an enormous strain on families with young children. We can’t make the same mistakes again

Floods, bushfires, heatwaves, cyclones. Australia is no stranger to emergencies. But during disasters we’re better prepared to support pet owners than families with babies and toddlers.


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Opinion: Why is extreme ‘frontier travel’ booming despite the risks?

The world has watched in shock as rescue crews feverishly search for the Titan submersible vehicle, which disappeared while attempting to take tourists to view the wreckage of the Titanic in the North Atlantic.


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Opinion: Why shouldn’t I pour oil or paint down the sink? And what should I do instead?

Are you ever tempted to pour used cooking oil down the sink? Just turn on the tap and flush it all away. What about that half-used tin of paint in the cupboard? It would be so easy just to wash it down the drain, wouldn’t it?


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Opinion: Huge Cadia gold mine ordered to reduce polluting dust. Is it safe to live near a mine like this?

For the past 15 months, I have been helping residents living near the massive Cadia gold and copper mine in NSW to verify their concerns about pollution from the mine.


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Opinion: Wallaby joeys and platypus puggles are tiny and undeveloped when born. But their mother’s milk is near-magical

You’re a mammal. So is a kangaroo. We’ve got much in common. But one of the most interesting is we all feed our newborns with milk.



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