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‘ageing in neighbourhood’: what seniors want instead of retirement villages and how to achieve it

‘Ageing in neighbourhood’: what seniors want instead of retirement villages and how to achieve...

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Seniors show pictures of what age-friendly homes and neighbourhoods mean to them. Photograph credit: C Osborne.,  Author provided (No reuse) The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for connection to our local community and...
online sex parties and virtual reality porn: can sex in isolation be as fulfilling as real life?

Online sex parties and virtual reality porn: can sex in isolation be as fulfilling...

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Picture: Shuttlestock The public health response to COVID-19 has placed unprecedented limits on social contact. Many people may go without physical sexual intimacy for an extended (and indefinite) period. Given human touch and connection are fundamental to humanity,...
‘cabin fever’: australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus lockdown

‘Cabin fever’: Australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus...

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As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, we’re seeing mass isolation in virus epicentres, with about 500 million people in China “under varying degrees of quarantine”, and all of Italy in lockdown. In Australia, self-isolation is being advised for those who...
is cruising still safe? will i be insured? what you need to know about travelling during the coronavirus crisis

Is cruising still safe? Will I be insured? What you need to know about...

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Picture: DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/EPA The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has now reached more than 80,000 recorded cases, largely concentrated in China, with a death toll over 2,700 and rising. There are few signs the epidemic is abating. In fact,...
white, male and straight – how 30 years of australia day speeches leave most australians out

White, male and straight – how 30 years of Australia Day speeches leave most...

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Scott Morrison emphasised national unity in his Australia Day address last year, but this is not the message that everyone wants to hear. Facebook Last year on Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison used Facebook to describe...
’tis the season to say things we later regret – and new research tells us why

’Tis the season to say things we later regret – and new research tells...

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Researchers found “arousal” – being alert and awake – makes us more likely to say things we later regret. Image: Shutterstock Christmas is a stressful time for many, so not surprisingly it’s also known...
cattle prods and welfare cuts: mounting threats to extinction rebellion show demands are being heard, but ignored

Cattle prods and welfare cuts: mounting threats to Extinction Rebellion show demands are being...

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As the movement grows stronger, so does the government’s attempt to stop it. AAP/Erik Anderson Scores of arrests have been made across Australia as the Extinction Rebellion entered its fifth day of protests. The activists are...

Listen To Older Voices : Honorene Olsen – Part 3

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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...

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

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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...
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Listen To Older Voices : David Flint – Part 1

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 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...