News Centre archive - 2017

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Dark Mofo’s slaughtered bull and the ethics of using animals in art

In a three-hour show scheduled at Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art in June, Viennese artist Hermann Nitsch plans to use the blood of a slaughtered bull to explore ancient ritual and spiritual sacrifice.

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For renters, making housing more affordable is just the start

Renters face substantial housing insecurity. For renting to become a truly viable, long-term alternative to home ownership, greater rental affordability and security is needed.

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Science or snake oil: do meds like Remifemin ease hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women?

Native Americans didn’t only use black cohosh to treat female reproductive problems such as “menstrual irregularities”, they also used it for pain, fever and cough.

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When it comes to housing affordability debates, everything old is new again

As politicians across Australia grapple with a fix for housing affordability, you might be forgiven for thinking this was the first time the nation has confronted a crisis in housing.

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Millions of rotting fish: turtles and crays can save us from Carpageddon

The Australian government plans to target invasive European carp with a herpes virus, leaving hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carp rotting in the river systems that supply our drinking water and irrigate the fruit and vegetables we eat.

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Proud mum graduates with son at April graduations

The prospect of studying at 43 seemed daunting. But Sarah's dream of becoming a police officer was greater than her worries of being “too old for university”.To make things more surreal, Sarah’s son is graduating alongside her.


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