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Opinion: Don’t be afraid to pass your first language, and accent, to your kids. It could be their superpower

Australia is a multicultural society. There are different traditions, cultures, accents and languages all over the country.


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Opinion: On an electric car road trip around NSW, we found range anxiety (and the need for more chargers) is real

Replacing cars that run on fossil fuels with electric cars will be important in meeting climate goals – road transport produces more than 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions.


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Opinion: Do men really take longer to poo?

There’s a common assumption men take longer than women to poo. People say so on Twitter, in memes, and elsewhere online. But is that right?


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Opinion: We are the 1%: the wealth of many Australians puts them in an elite club wrecking the planet

Among the many hard truths exposed by COVID-19 is the huge disparity between the world’s rich and poor.


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Opinion: It’s not just cricket: Australia Day isn’t the commercial winner it used to be

Australia Day used to be an obvious and uncontroversial occasion for brands to endear themselves to Australian consumers. No longer.


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Opinion: The open Australian beach is a myth: not everyone can access these spaces equally

Last week, the McIver’s Ladies Baths in Sydney came under fire for their (since removed) policy stating “only transgender women who’ve undergone a gender reassignment surgery are allowed entry”.


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Expert warns of depression risk in aftermath of Cyclone Imogen

A Western Sydney University rural health expert is calling for additional economic support for businesses and increased disaster relief and recovery services, to help address the potential mental health impacts of Cyclone Imogen.


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Opinion: The world’s oldest story? Astronomers say global myths about ‘seven sisters’ stars may reach back 100,000 years

In the northern sky in December is a beautiful cluster of stars known as the Pleiades, or the “seven sisters”. Look carefully and you will probably count six stars. So why do we say there are seven of them?



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