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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...
Why Breakups Are So Hard And How To Cope With Them

Why breakups are so hard and how to cope with them

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Most people will experience feelings of deep loss and distress after a long-term relationship breakup. from www.shutterstock.com Despite populist writings that love lasts forever, the divorce statistics across various countries tell us that anywhere between one...
‘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...
what economics has to say about same-sex marriage

What economics has to say about same-sex marriage

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If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted. David Crosling/AAP Love and companionship make most people happy and generally represent two of the key...
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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...

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...
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....
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Sunday essay: what do we want to be when we grow up?

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For the most formative years of my childhood I lived in the western district of Victoria. You may recall the evocative paintings of Eugene von Guerard of this area. At the time I lived there, the...
eight simple changes to our neighbourhoods can help us age well

Eight simple changes to our neighbourhoods can help us age well

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  Staying physically active can play a big part in ageing well – and a well-designed neighbourhood helps with that. Where we live can play a big part in ageing well, largely because of the links between...
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...