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Opinion: Giant leap for corporations? The Trump administration wants to mine resources in space, but is it legal?

As the world tries to cope with the challenges of 2020, discussions around the use of mined resources from outer space continue to ratchet up.


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Opinion: Even in a pandemic, continue with routine health care and don’t ignore a medical emergency

As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals and health services are actually less busy than usual.


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Opinion: Why heavy-handed policing won’t work for lockdowns in highly unequal countries

Many African countries have imposed lockdown measures stricter than countries in Europe and Asia in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.


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Opinion: Banning visitors to aged care during coronavirus raises several ethical questions – with no simple answers

Physically, older people are among those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. For those isolated in residential aged care or in the community, they’re also arguably the most vulnerable socially.


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Opinion: We don’t know for sure if coronavirus can spread through poo, but it’s possible

While we most commonly associate COVID-19 with fever and cough, gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain are not unheard of in people who contract coronavirus.


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Opinion: Forget old screen ‘time’ rules during coronavirus. Here’s what you should focus on instead

COVID-19 has left parents grappling with the challenges of online learning, entertainment and work. It’s natural the amount of time children spend using screens will now increase.


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Opinion: With everyone stuck indoors, esports is poised for its time in the sun

Against a global backdrop of cancelled sports leagues, and as part of their season opening, National Rugby League (NRL) fans recently packed the stands of Townsville’s new Queensland Country Bank Stadium.


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Opinion: Courts are moving to video during coronavirus, but research shows it’s hard to get a fair trial remotely

During the coronavirus pandemic, Australian courts are taking no chances, with NSW, VIC and other states announcing there will be no new jury trials. But many courts are increasing the use of video.



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