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How a three-decade remaking of the city revived the buzz of ‘Marvellous Melbourne’

How a three-decade remaking of the city revived the buzz of 'Marvellous Melbourne' Marvellous Melbourne, a city full of life, has been revived over several...

Fewer alcohol-related visits to inner Sydney emergency room since ‘lockout laws’ introduced

Fewer alcohol-related visits to inner Sydney emergency room since 'lockout laws' introduced Diana Egerton-Warburton, Monash University The emergency room at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital has seen...

The terrible numbers that grow with each USA mass shooting

Mass shootings in the US: there have been 1,624 in 1,870 days   (as of 21st Feb 2018)No other developed nation comes close to the rate...

Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40%

Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40% Uncountable numbers of drink containers end up in the ocean every year. Shutterstock Qamar Schuyler, CSIRO; Britta...

Self interest tramples public good – Joyce again

SAFEGUARDS FOR THE WATER and environmental values of the Pilliga have been compromised by politicians acting in their own interests. I’m now an old man...

The Barnaby Joyce affair highlights Australia’s weak regulation of ministerial staffers

The Barnaby Joyce affair highlights Australia's weak regulation of ministerial staffers Barnaby Joyce has denied he breached ministerial standards with the employment of his partner,...

TGA under fire for health claim list that critics say endorses pseudoscience

'Softens hardness': TGA under fire for health claim list that critics say endorses pseudoscience Hundreds of bizarre health claims such as "tonifies kidney essence" and...

Is Barnaby’s baby a matter of “public interest” or just of interest to the...

Grattan on Friday: Is Barnaby's baby a matter of "public interest" or just of interest to the public? Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra A few decades...
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People are Awesome and Amazing Artistic Cycling Tricks

Incredible Artistic Cycling Tricks! | People are Awesome Nicole Frýbortová competes for Slovakia in the World Championships of Kunstrad, or Artistic Cycling, a competitive sport...

How Tesla’s big battery is bringing Australia’s gas cartel to heel

South Australia’s big gamble on grid-scale battery storage may pay for itself in just a year if it continues to prevent massive price spikes On...