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busted: 5 myths about 30km/h speed limits in australia

Busted: 5 myths about 30km/h speed limits in Australia

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  Picture: Matthew Mclaughlin, Author provided Five Australian states and territories are trialling or planning 30km/h speed limits and zones. However, some people question if 30km/h speed limits are actually urgent and necessary, or are instead a so-called “nanny state” policy or revenue-raising activity. Low-speed streets are about much...
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...

  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...
how carla zampatti pioneered wearable yet cosmopolitan clothes for women, and became a fashion icon

How Carla Zampatti pioneered wearable yet cosmopolitan clothes for women, and became a fashion...

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 Picture: AAP/Joel Carrett With the sudden death of Carla Zampatti, Australia has lost perhaps its most successful and loved fashion designer. Zampatti was that rare beast who had inter-generational relevance. She celebrated her 55th year in...
5 games that will keep your mind sharp

5 Games That Will Keep Your Mind Sharp

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The human brain is one of the most vital organs in our body. Yet, it is also one of the first to start deteriorating as we begin to age. But that need not necessarily...
loving the idea of tiny house living, even if you don’t live in one

Loving the idea of tiny house living, even if you don’t live in one

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 Picture: Heather Shearer, Author provided Despite early forecasts of a COVID-driven slump, house prices are now surging in many parts of Australia. This is further widening the gap between the housing “haves” and “have-nots”, and we are seeing related rises...
award-winning podcaster engages with $3 billion gaming industry

Award-winning podcaster engages with $3 billion gaming industry

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In this interview Melbourne-based podcaster, James Parkinson shares his journey; where he began with a Diploma of Music Industry at SAE Creative Media Institute, how he created an award-winning soccer podcast from his bedroom, and how...
stuck in the past: why australian heritage practice falls short of what the public expects

Stuck in the past: why Australian heritage practice falls short of what the public...

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 Picture: Kelly Barnes/AAP Knowledge of local heritage protection measures and support for these are often lacking, according to a recent Heritage Council of Victoria report. The report suggests this points to a need for public education. Our research proposes...
can i have a pet and be housed, too? it all depends…

Can I have a pet and be housed, too? It all depends…

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 Darren Fisher, Author provided Barriers to housing for people with pets around Australia are the focus of newly released national research by an interdisciplinary team. Why? Because laws are changing nationally but are highly inconsistent. A systematic national...
granny’s on instagram! in the covid-19 era, older adults see time differently and are doing better than younger people

Granny’s on Instagram! In the COVID-19 era, older adults see time differently and are...

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Many older adults are learning new digital skills to help them socialize virtually. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Time in the era of COVID-19 has taken on new meaning. “Blursday” is the new time word of the year...
copy of flat findings: a cheat sheet for first-time apartment living

Flat Findings: A Cheat Sheet For First-Time Apartment Living

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Living in an apartment is one of the most practical, cost-effective and low-maintenance ways of setting up your first home. Apartments are easy to clean, often situated in trendy neighbourhoods and offer a wide...