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Opinion: Keen to sign up for space tourism? Here are 6 things to consider (besides the price tag)

It’s been a momentous month for space-faring billionaires. On July 11, British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s Unity “rocket-plane” flew him and five fellow passengers about 85 kilometres above Earth.


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Opinion: The Brisbane Olympics are a leap into an unknowable future

There’ll be two types of Australian high jump in Tokyo this month. The first, most likely scripted, was Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s front row leap after Brisbane was awarded the right to host the 2032 Olympics.


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Opinion: Understanding how African-Australians think about COVID can help tailor public health messaging

NSW reported 98 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Twenty of those were infectious while in the community, a number which needs to get close to zero before the lockdown can end.


Fairfield, the essential heart of Sydney, according to Director of Centre for Western Sydney

A beacon of cultural diversity, the city of Fairfield is so much more than its current COVID-19 “hot spot” label, said a Western Sydney University expert.


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Opinion: The Tokyo Olympics are supposed to be a ‘landmark in gender equality’ — are the Games really a win for women?

If you believe the hype from the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be a “landmark in gender equality” and the “first gender-balanced games in history”.


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Opinion: Fitting in or falling out: how African migrants adapt to life in Australia

As of 2020, over 281 million of the world’s population live outside their country of birth. Australia hosts millions of these world’s migrants.


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Opinion: Victoria’s wild storms show how easily disasters can threaten our water supply

The wild storms that recently raged across eastern Victoria caused major property and environmental damage, and loss of lives. They’ve also triggered serious water contamination incidents.


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Opinion: Australian universities need to be more age-friendly — what does that look like in practice?

Longevity and healthy ageing programs worldwide have embraced the slogan “adding life to years”. Ageing well is driven by a combination of factors, including lifelong education and civic participation.



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