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There’s a long and devastating history behind the proposal for a nuclear waste dump in South Australia

there’s a long and devastating history behind the proposal for a nuclear waste dump in south australia
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        Rosemary Laing, one dozen considerations, Totem 1, Emu (2013) on display at The Image is Not Nothing. Josh Geelen On Saturday at the Adelaide Festival there will a public showing of Australian Atomic Confessions, a documentary I co-directed about the tragic and long-lasting effects of...

Prince Philip dies: old-school European aristocrat and dedicated royal consort

prince philip dies: old-school european aristocrat and dedicated royal consort
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      Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on his last official engagement in 2017. Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images The death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh marks the end of a chapter not just for the British royal family – but for European monarchy itself....

Sunday essay: truth telling, Return to Uluru and reckoning with the sins of fathers

sunday essay: truth telling, return to uluru and reckoning with the sins of fathers
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  Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Return to Uluru is the latest book from respected historian Mark McKenna. It is one of a few history books published recently that explicitly engage with the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its demand for a nationwide process of truth telling — one that some key...

What is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine?

what is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the astrazeneca vaccine?
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  Image Shuttlestock The federal government has asked Australia’s medical and vaccine regulators to urgently consider the European Medicines Agency’s finding of a possible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine and rare blood clots. This follows reports over recent weeks of blood clots in a small number of...

Phone wet and won’t turn on? Here’s how to deal with water damage (hint: soaking it in rice won’t work)

phone wet and won’t turn on? here’s how to deal with water damage (hint: soaking it in rice won’t work)
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  Picture: Shuttlestock If you’ve ever gotten your phone wet in the rain, dropped it in water or spilt liquid over it, you’re not alone. One study suggests 25% of smartphone users have damaged their smartphone with water or some other kind of liquid. Liquid penetrating a smartphone...

Drug checking and an early warning network in Victoria could save lives: new coroner’s report

drug checking and an early warning network in victoria could save lives: new coroner’s report
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  Image: Shuttlestock This week the Coroners Court of Victoria released its findings into a cluster of five drug-related deaths across Melbourne between July 2016 and January 2017. The five young males, aged between 17 and 32, were all found to have consumed an unusual combination of...

With the government on the ropes, Anthony Albanese has a fighting chance

with the government on the ropes, anthony albanese has a fighting chance
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  Image: Wes Mountain/The Conversation Some promising polling for Labor in recent weeks has inevitably raised that perennial question for a party whose national triumphs since Federation 120 years ago have been rare: can it win the next election? And in the manner of modern elections, the...

New research documents the severity of LGBTQA+ conversion practices — and why faith matters in recovery

new research documents the severity of lgbtqa+ conversion practices — and why faith matters in recovery
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  Picture: Shuttlestock New research reveals the harms of religion-based LGBTQA+ conversion practices are more severe than previously thought. People who have been harmed by attempts to change or suppress their sexuality or gender identity are often left with chronic, complex trauma and face a long...

A quarantine-free trans-Tasman bubble opens on April 19, but ‘flyer beware’ remains the reality of pandemic travel

a quarantine-free trans-tasman bubble opens on april 19, but ‘flyer beware’ remains the reality of pandemic travel
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  Image: Shutterstock/Pavel Ignatov New Zealand’s government recently announced a long-awaited quarantine-free travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia, beginning on April 19. Provided there is no significant community outbreak in Australia, the risk of New Zealand importing cases of COVID-19 is very low. But should there...

Snooze blues? How using your favourite song as an alarm can help you wake up more alert

snooze blues? how using your favourite song as an alarm can help you wake up more alert
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  "Good day Sunshine" This morning after awakening when the alarm went off, you may have experienced a feeling of grogginess and lack of alertness. This is a physiological phenomenon termed “sleep inertia”. If you experience this, you are not alone. Aboard the International Space Station a...