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Opinion: Less than half of Australian adults know how to identify misinformation online

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine a media-free day. To do these activities regularly and effectively, we need to have at least a moderate level of media literacy.


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Opinion: 7 ways to make Easter safe and inclusive for children with food allergies

Easter can be a challenging and anxious time for children with food allergies and their families.


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Opinion: A staggering 1.8 million hectares burned in ‘high-severity’ fires during Australia’s Black Summer

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating Black Summer fires, research has begun to clarify the role of climate change.


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Opinion: Why do people try to drive through floodwater or leave it too late to flee? Psychology offers some answers

NSW is currently in the grip of one of largest flood events in decades. The NSW SES is helping thousands of people evacuate and has received more than 2,000 calls for help in the last 24 hours.


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Opinion: Floods leave a legacy of mental health problems — and disadvantaged people are often hardest hit

Yet again, large swathes of New South Wales are underwater. A week of solid rain has led to floods in the Mid-North Coast, Sydney and the Central Coast, with several areas being evacuated as I write.


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Opinion: Cheerleaders are athletes. The NRL should pause on packing away the pom poms

As the NRL competition ushers in its 2021 season, women waving pom poms while clad in figure hugging attire and white, knee-high boots will be missing from some games.


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Opinion: How young LGBTQIA+ people used social media to thrive during COVID lockdowns

We spoke to 65 LGBTQIA+ people aged 16–30 from across Australia. For many, isolation provided an opportunity to reflect and build on their identity.


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Opinion: From veggie gardening to op-shopping, migrants are the quiet environmentalists

The organised environmental movement is largely a white, middle-class space. But our research shows migrants care for nature in other ways – including living sustainably in their everyday lives.



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