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Experts outline the risks to society, when the fear of coronavirus descends to racism

Western Sydney University experts are speaking out in condemnation of the racism that has been directed at Chinese Australians as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.


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A stamp of approval for legendary sports commentators - but only the male ones

Australia Post recently released a commemorative World of Sportset of stamps celebrating six Australian sportscasters. Billed as “household names in their respective sports”, they are all men.


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Heavy rains are great news for Sydney’s dams, but they come with a big caveat

Throughout summer, Sydney’s water storage level fell alarmingly. Level 2 water restrictions were imposed and the New South Wales government prepared to double the capacity of its desalination plant.


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Looking for love on a dating app? You might be falling for a ghost

Consider the moments you have fallen in love. If you unpick the threads, you will quickly find much of the falling occurred in the mind.


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Despite its Pacific ‘step-up’, Australia is still not listening to the region, new research shows

The Australian government has spent the past year promoting its “Pacific step-up” as one of the country’s “highest foreign policy priorities”.


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Yes, more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere helps plants grow, but it’s no excuse to downplay climate change

The alarming rate of carbon dioxide flowing into our atmosphere is affecting plant life in interesting ways – but perhaps not in the way you’d expect.


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Why should my child take swimming lessons? And what do they need to know?

Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death from injury worldwide. From July 2018 to June 2019, 276 people drowned across Australia – a 10% increase on the previous year.


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A tale of 2 rivers: is it safer to swim in the Yarra in Victoria, or the Nepean in NSW?

Cooling off with a swim in the river is a popular summer pastime in Australia, particularly for people who live a long distance from the beach.



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