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Renters Beware: how the pension and super could leave you behind

Super and the pension treat most retirees well, but not renters.  Shutterstock How we fund retirement in an ageing century ought to worry all of us. But one group of us should be much more...
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Australia’s residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-like

Residential aged care facilities should be more like a home and less like a hospital. from shutterstock.com Most older people want to stay at home as long as they can....
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Outrage over schoolgirl refusing to stand for anthem shows rise of aggressive nationalism

The brouhaha over a nine-year-old girl refusing to stand for the national anthem appears to confirm that tolerance is on the wane and nationalist sentiment on the rise in Australia. Shutterstock Last week, nine-year-old Queensland school girl, Harper...
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We’ve got apps and radars – but can ants predict rain?

Folklore says we might be able to predict the coming of rain by observing the behaviour of ants. from www.shutterstock.com It’s often said that ants can predict impending rain and respond by changing their behaviour. Some...
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A new project shows combining childcare and aged care has social and economic benefits

Intergenerational care programs encourage relationship building between generations. Griffith University What happens when you bring a group of older residents to mix with young children in childcare? Clapping hands and singing songs is just one...
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The Turnbull government is all but finished, and the Liberals will now need to...

To become prime minister, Turnbull made himself a willing hostage at the outset to right-wing policies that contradicted his political persona. AAP/Mick Tsikas A relationship of mutual convenience between prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and the...
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Remembering Aretha : A Retro-Review of Aretha Franklin – The Best Of

"You know a force from heaven. You know something that God made. And Aretha is a gift from God." (Rolling Stone - The 100 Greatest Singers) "Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music...
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‘Just a piece of meat’: how homeless women have little choice but to use...

Homeless women are particularly vulnerable to gendered violence. from shutterstock.com Women comprise 42% of Australia’s homeless population. Not only do many women become homeless due to family violence, homelessness can expose them to further gendered violence. Research shows homeless...
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Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

  Where you from, you sexy thing? (Hot Chocolate) Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality – and men have a particularly skewed view of the...
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Earthquake after shock hits Bali

At 1:25pm local time (3:25pm EST), Bali was rocked by another small earthquake which has been classified as "moderate" Not as strong as the previous two, and possible just a strong after-shock, it did rattle...