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Opinion: Jenny Hocking: why my battle for access to the ‘Palace letters’ should matter to all Australians

In August 1975, Governor-General Sir John Kerr proudly described himself as “the Queen’s only personal representative in Australia with direct access to her”.


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Opinion: There is no easy path out of coronavirus for live classical music

Organisations specialising in live performance face an existential crisis under current restrictions on social gatherings, with up to 75% of people employed in the creative and performing arts expected to lose work.


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Opinion: Curious Kids: why do we burp

There are two types of burping, but mainly we burp to get rid of swallowed air from our stomach.


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Opinion: Plates, cups and takeaway containers shape what (and how) we eat

Our surroundings, the people we share food with and the design of our tableware – our cups, bowls and plates, cutlery and containers – affect the way we experience food.


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Opinion: Group B strep and having a baby: what pregnant women need to know

One group at particular risk of Group B streptococcal (GBS), is newborn babies, who may pick up GBS from their mother’s vaginal tract during childbirth.


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Opinion: Is it OK to drink coffee while pregnant? We asked 5 experts

There are so many dos and don'ts associated with pregnancy it can be hard to keep up with them. Coffee is an everyday staple for many people, so it is not surprising women seek reassurance this stimulant is safe during pregnancy.


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Opinion: Tonight we riot? What Nintendo’s ‘revolutionary’ video game misses about worker liberation

"In a world where the wealthy elite control the media, elections and lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices – accept it or fight for something better.”


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Opinion: Coronavirus shows housing costs leave many insecure. Tackling that can help solve an even bigger crisis

The massive economic disruption brought by COVID-19 has revealed that for many, economic security is an illusion. And our biggest vulnerability is housing costs.



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