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Trolls, Fanboys And Lurkers: Understanding Online Commenting Culture Shows Us How To Improve It

Trolls, fanboys and lurkers: understanding online commenting culture shows us how to improve it

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The way user interfaces are designed can impact the kind of community that gathers. Shutterstock Do you call that a haircut? I hope you didn’t pay for it. Oh please this is rubbish, you’re a disgrace...
Ruminations From My Verandah #48: Am I A Baby Boomer Or An Oldie Boomer

Ruminations from My Verandah #48: Am I a Baby Boomer or an Oldie Boomer

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OK, I'm a Baby Boomer by birth, but am I any longer by age? Hi, I’m Rob Greaves. This is the forty-eighth posting in this on-going, and totally ad hoc column, called “Ruminations From My...
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...
Listen To Older Voices : John Skrinjar – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices : John Skrinjar – Part 2

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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 & Tagg Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and...
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...
Earlybird Registrations Are Open For The Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018

Earlybird registrations are open for the Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018

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From the 7th to the 11th of June. Proudly presented by the School of Hard Knocks Now in its 9th consecutive year, Melbourne International Singers Festival will be led by Guest Conductor RICHARD GILL AO...
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Australia’s residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-like

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Most older people want to stay at home as long as they can. When this is no longer possible, they move into residential aged care facilities, which become their home. But Australia’s care facilities for the...
The Public Barbie, An Aussie Icon Frozen In Time

The public barbie, an Aussie icon frozen in time

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A public barbecue in Lyndhurst, New South Wales, does the job but could be so much better. Mattinbgn/Wikimedia On Boxing Day, Australia Day, birthdays and other significant cultural or religious celebrations, many of us gather...