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what next for parklets? it doesn’t have to be a permanent switch back to parking

What next for parklets? It doesn’t have to be a permanent switch back to...

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  Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Author provided Outdoor dining on former parking spaces – generally known as parklets – has proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reduced demand for parking coincided with increased demand for outdoor space – but...
sunday essay: 3 ways philosophy can help us understand love

Sunday essay: 3 ways philosophy can help us understand love

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  Francois Gerard, Cupid and Psyche, 1798. Wikimedia Commons Love can seem a primal force, an intoxicating mix of desire, care, ecstasy and jealousy hard-wired into our hearts. The polar opposite of philosophy’s measured rationality...
adhd affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does in boys. here’s what to look out for

ADHD affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Two female Australian comedians recently revealed they’ve been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In an interview before her shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Fiona O’Loughlin alluded to lifelong challenges including disorganisation...
grattan on saturday: unblocking the passage from india

Grattan on Saturday: Unblocking the passage from India

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  Image: Shuttlestock It became clear this week repatriation flights for Australians stranded in India would have to resume ASAP after May 15, whatever the COVID situation in that country. By going too far in its...
upgrades for mygov and my health record sites in budget’s $1.2 billion digital strategy

Upgrades for myGov and My Health Record sites in budget’s $1.2 billion digital strategy

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  Image: Supplied/AAP More than $500 million of a $1.2 billion digital economy strategy in Tuesday’s budget will be spent on overhauling the federal government’s myGov and My Health Record sites. The initiatives, to be announced...
a belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed france: the weird and wonderful history of man-made borders

A Belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed France: the weird and wonderful...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock This week, a farmer in the Belgian town of Erquelinnes caused an international ruckus when he moved a stone standing in his tractor’s path. This stone marked the boundary between Belgium and France. By moving...
these 3 tips will help you create a thriving pollinator-friendly garden this winter

These 3 tips will help you create a thriving pollinator-friendly garden this winter

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  Picture: Shuttlestock The busy buzz of pollinating bees is a sound most of us associate with summer. If you live in temperate regions of Australia, you may start to notice fewer insects as the...
india is facing a terrible crisis. how can australia respond ethically?

India is facing a terrible crisis. How can Australia respond ethically?

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  Picture: Rafiq Maqbool/AP/AAP India’s COVID-19 crisis has revived a longstanding debate about whether foreign governments should come to the aid of countries facing major economic or humanitarian challenges and, if so, what kind of...
are chemicals shrinking your penis and depleting your sperm? here’s what the evidence really says

Are chemicals shrinking your penis and depleting your sperm? Here’s what the evidence really...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock A doomsday scenario of an end to human sperm production has been back in the news recently, now with the added threat of shrinking penises. Professor Shanna Swan, a US epidemiologist who studies environmental...
paying australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet

Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Australian governments are busy designing the nation’s transition to a clean energy future. Unfortunately, in a misguided effort to ensure electricity supplies remain affordable and reliable, governments are considering a move that...