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Our SEASONS OF LOVE – please help to support the Choir of Hard Knocks

The Choir of Hard Knocks has a unique and inspiring story of Australia’s most unlikely musical phenomenon - they are the only artists in Australian music history to have been awarded an ARIA, Platinum...

Why do parents kill their children? The facts about filicide in Australia

Most victims of filicide are under 17 years old.  from shutterstock.com A six-month-old baby was killed earlier this week in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide. Police are investigating whether the child was killed by its father, after...

Not another online petition! But here’s why you should think before deleting it

It’s a lazy form of activism, but that doesn’t mean signing online petitions is useless. from shutterstock.com Online petitions are often seen as a form of “slacktivism” – small acts that don’t require much commitment and are...

Gillette ad isn’t anti-men, it’s anti-toxic masculinity – and this should be welcomed

It's not about not letting boys be boys, It IS about teaching them to care! Shuttlecock Gillette’s new ad – “The best men can be”, which plays on the razor brand’s long-held motto, “The...
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Avoid a bum steer this summer: here’s what Australian law says about public nudity

Sometimes public nudity is just fine, as it was at the 2018 Sydney Skinny Swim at Cobblers Beach. AAP/Ben Rushton The warm days of summer are almost upon us. Nudity on some Australian beaches is...
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Shorten’s subsidy plan to boost affordable housing

Labor would work with community housing providers, the residential construction sector and institutional investors. Flickr Institutional investors would receive longterm subsidies to build new dwellings - on condition they rented them out below market rates...
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Explainer: why is Australia adopting the global refugee compact but not the migration compact?

A young girl protesting at a rally to bring refugees on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia. AAP/Penny Stephens Australia was one of 176 countries to vote in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees(refugee compact) in...
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Listen To Older Voices : Margaret Healy – Part 3

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions...
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Planning for death must happen long before the last few days of life

People need time to learn about their options and think about their preferences. Val Vesa/Unsplash Our experience of death obviously shapes the final moments of our own life. It also shapes the experience and remains in the...
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Peer mentoring program shows promise for preventing African youth violence

Participants in a new peer mentoring outreach program aimed at reducing crime in the African community in Western Australia.  Author provided Recent episodes of violence among Australian youth of African descent have been a topic of...