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Your rights under Victoria’s ‘authorised worker’ vaccine mandate: an expert explains

your rights under victoria’s ‘authorised worker’ vaccine mandate: an expert explains
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  Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP Racing to hit vaccination targets and lift the restrictions making Melbourne the world’s most locked-down city, the Victorian government has mandated COVID vaccinations for an estimated 1.25 million of the state’s 3.5 million workers. The order applies to all “authorised providers” and “authorised workers”...

Rosemary in roundabouts, lemons over the fence: how to go urban foraging safely, respectfully and cleverly

rosemary in roundabouts, lemons over the fence: how to go urban foraging safely, respectfully and cleverly
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  Picture: Shutterstock Does anything beat the experience of finding a wild mulberry tree and stuffing a handful of fresh juicy berries in your mouth? Have you ever roasted potatoes with a sprig of rosemary taken from an overgrown nature strip? COVID lockdowns have encouraged more...

Social inequality and hyper violence: why the bleak world of Netflix’s Squid Game is a streaming phenomenon

social inequality and hyper violence: why the bleak world of netflix’s squid game is a streaming phenomenon
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  YOUNGKYU PARK/ Netflix Squid Game, an original Netflix drama produced in South Korea, is a streaming phenomenon. Released on 17 September, within two weeks the series has become the most watched Netflix title in 76 countries, including the US, Australia and South Korea. Across nine episodes, desperate...

ICAC is not a curse, and probity in government matters. The Australian media would do well to remember that

icac is not a curse, and probity in government matters. the australian media would do well to remember that
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  Picture: AAP/Bianca de Marchi Journalists are adept at creating and reflecting public sentiment. It is a reciprocating process: journalistic portrayal creates the sentiment, then the sentiment feeds back into journalistic portrayal. This phenomenon can be seen clearly in the way the resignation of New South...

Australia’s international borders to reopen from November. It’s one big step towards living with COVID

australia’s international borders to reopen from november. it’s one big step towards living with covid
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  Picture: AAP Image/Lukas Coch “Australia will be ready for takeoff very soon” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison today as he announced the ban on international travel will be lifted some time next month. Returning Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to quarantine at home for...

Facebook ads have enabled discrimination based on gender, race and age. We need to know how ‘dark ads’ affect Australians

facebook ads have enabled discrimination based on gender, race and age. we need to know how ‘dark ads’ affect australians
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      AP Photo/Jon Elswick (Photo released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee)   Social media platforms are transforming how online advertising works and, in turn, raising concerns about new forms of discrimination and predatory marketing. Yesterday the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making...

Sunday essay: on birds — feathered messengers from deep time

sunday essay: on birds — feathered messengers from deep time
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  Picture: Matthew Newton, Bob Brown Foundation/AAP When I experienced a great loss in in my early forties — almost a year to the day after another — I went to see my mother in the family home. She wasn’t a hugger or giver of...

‘Are you double dosed?’ How to ask friends and family if they’re vaccinated, and how to handle it if they say no

‘are you double dosed?’ how to ask friends and family if they’re vaccinated, and how to handle it if they say no
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  Picture: Shutterstock The weekend is approaching, your fridge is stocked with cheese and you’re eager to organise a COVID-compliant picnic with other fully vaccinated adults which your local rules stipulate. But choose your guests wisely — only fully vaccinated people can attend, and fines...

Grattan on Saturday: To go or not to go — Morrison grapples with Glasgow

grattan on saturday: to go or not to go — morrison grapples with glasgow
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  AAP/Evan Vucci If Scott Morrison doesn’t go to the Glasgow climate conference, “his absence will send a pretty strong message about his priorities”, Malcolm Turnbull said during his general excoriation of the prime minister this week. Absolutely, it will. And Morrison’s priorities are clear. At...

How making a film exploring Indigenous stories of the night sky enriched my perspective as a scientist

how making a film exploring indigenous stories of the night sky enriched my perspective as a scientist
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          Ilgari Inyayimaha (Shared Sky), painted by artists Margaret Whitehurst, Jenny Green, Barbara Merritt, Charmaine Green, Kevin Merritt, Sherryl Green, Tracey Green, Wendy Jackamarra, Susan Merry, Johnaya Jones, Gemma Merritt, Craig ‘Chook’ Pickett, and Nerolie Blurton. Yamaji Art.   Have you ever looked up at the...