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Opinion: Tom Wills’ story is the AFL’s opportunity for truth telling about its ugly history

This article discusses colonial violence against First Nations peoples. There is reference to people who are now deceased.


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Opinion: What this collaboration between artists and health-care leaders teaches us about living through COVID-19

A new project that spotlights the strain from COVID-19 on our health systems and the people who work in them has invited health-care leaders and artists to create artworks.


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Opinion: If you were called by a melody, how would it sound? Communities in Ethiopia and PNG name people with unique individual tunes

36-year-old Binoora Bhultse lives in Garda village in the Oyda district of southwest Ethiopia. Binoora also has a name that is special to him.


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Opinion: Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies

Green shoots emerging from black tree trunks is an iconic image in the days following bushfires, thanks to the remarkable ability of many native plants to survive even the most intense flames.


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Opinion: What Nigerians told us about their mental health under COVID-19 lockdown

In Nigeria, mental illness is highly stigmatised and mental healthcare is not widely available. Resources, facilities and health staff are in short supply and disorders may not be well understood at the primary healthcare level.


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Opinion: ‘Bloody fool!’: why Ripper the musk duck, and many other talkative Aussie birds, are exciting biologists

Recently, two native Australian birds have stolen the limelight with their impressive vocal imitations.


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Opinion: Destroying vegetation along fences and roads could worsen our extinction crisis — yet the NSW government just allowed it

What do koalas, barking owls, greater gliders, southern rainbow skinks, native bees, and regent honeyeaters all have in common?


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Opinion: Australia’s housing laws are changing, but do they go far enough to prevent pet abandonment?

New South Wales recently became the latest state to end blanket bans on pets in apartments, joining Queensland and the ACT.



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