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marriage equality – why a yes vote is important

Marriage Equality – Why a YES vote is important

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An Editorial Now the papers for the non-binding vote on marriage equality have started to be delivered and with them, comes a very important decision. Do you vote YES to the right of people to marry...
Judy Part

Listen To Older Voices : Judy Donnelly – Part 3

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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 of our...
what do single, older women want? their ‘own little space’ (and garden) to call home, for a start

What do single, older women want? Their ‘own little space’ (and garden) to call...

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Older women valued a secure private space of their own with, ideally, a small garden. Jacob Lund/shutterstock The “great Australian dream” of owning your own home is rapidly proving to be an illusion for...
let’s face it, we’ll be no safer with a national facial recognition database

Let’s face it, we’ll be no safer with a national facial recognition database

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Many more faces to be added to a national database, but will it make us any safer? A commitment to share the biometric data of most Australians – including your driving licence photo...
How The Same-sex Marriage Vote Will Impact On Human Rights And Democracy

How the same-sex marriage vote will impact on human rights and democracy

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Supporters of the ‘yes’ vote celebrate the result at a street party outside the Victorian Trades Hall in Melbourne. AAP Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s promise of same-sex marriage by Christmas will almost certainly be honoured....
designing suburbs to cut car use closes gaps in health and wealth

Designing suburbs to cut car use closes gaps in health and wealth

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Having to own multiple cars comes at a cost to the finances and health of residents in the sprawling outer suburbs.  David Crosling/AAP Large health inequalities exist in Australia. Car ownership and its costs add to the health...
Choir of Hard Knocks

Jonathon Welch Farewells Choir of Hard Knocks in ‘Seasons of Love’ concert

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After 13 years at the helm of Australia's most famous and loved, award winning choir - the Choir of Hard Knocks, Dr Jonathon Welch AM will give his Melbourne farewell concert Seasons of Love...
How Dogs Can Help With Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits Of Dog Ownership – Part 1

How Dogs Can Help with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Dog Ownership...

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“The human-animal bond bypasses the intellect and goes straight to the heart and emotions and nurtures us in ways that nothing else can.” – Karin Winegar An amazing 95% of us see our dogs like family,...
A Modern And United Australia Must Shift Its National Day From January 26

A modern and united Australia must shift its national day from January 26

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We must change the date of Australia Day again again if we want to achieve a national day that unifies all Australians. Increased momentum around changing the date of Australia Day reflects a growing...
explainer: what legal benefits do married couples have that de facto couples do not?

Explainer: what legal benefits do married couples have that de facto couples do not?

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De facto couples still often have to go to great lengths to prove their relationship, unlike married couples, who need only furnish a marriage certificate. Opponents of marriage equality often say that married...