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increasing tree cover may be like a ‘superfood’ for community mental health

Increasing tree cover may be like a ‘superfood’ for community mental health

Imagine Hyde Park in Sydney without its tree cover … the impact on this space and the many people who spend time in it would be profound.  EA Given/Shutterstock Increasing tree canopy and green cover...
our cities need more trees, but some commonly planted ones won’t survive climate change

Our cities need more trees, but some commonly planted ones won’t survive climate change

Australian cities could lose some of their most common trees to climate change. Jamen Percy/Shutterstock We need trees in our lives. This past summer, Adelaide experienced the hottest temperature ever recorded in an Australian...
are most people on the newstart unemployment benefit for a short or long time

Sexually objectifying women leads women to objectify themselves, and harms emotional well-being

In our research, one-third of women experienced sexual objectification at least once. From shutterstock.com How does a woman feel when a man wolf-whistles at her from across the street? Or when a male coworker...

Listen To Older Voices : Laurie Arthur – Part 1

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying...

Youth in, families out: 6 charts on the inner cities of Brisbane, Sydney and...

From 2006 to 2016, the population of Melbourne’s inner city grew by 78%. Shutterstock In just ten years, the inner city populations of Australia’s biggest state capitals have boomed. We examined Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census...
Fashion

Ultramodern Tactics To Style Up For Glam Event

There are a lot of ways for you to look great when you are dressing up for a big event, but you need to pick the methods that you think would be appropriate for...

Homelessness soars in our biggest cities, driven by rising inequality since 2001

In 2001, around half of homeless people were found in capital cities. Today it’s almost two-thirds. Photographee.eu/Shutterstock Homelessness has increased greatly in Australian capital cities since 2001. Almost two-thirds of people experiencing homelessness are in...

Move away from a car-dominated city looks radical but it’s a sensible plan for...

Walking accounts for about 90% of all travel in Melbourne city centre, yet pedestrians are allocated only 24% of street space. Adam Calaitzis/Shutterstock More shared spaces, safer streets and fewer cars in the city are...

High Court delivers landmark ruling validating abortion clinic ‘safe access zones’

Supporters of creating safe access zones around abortion clinics gathered outside NSW Parliament House in Sydney last year. Peter Rae/AAP The High Court of Australia handed down a judgment on April 10 that upheld Tasmanian and Victorian...

Pets and owners – you can learn a lot about one by studying the...

The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet. Shutterstock/PM Production There’s an old saying that pets and their owners become more similar as time goes...