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Zoe's law needs to be accompanied by an overdue decriminalisation of abortion in NSW, where a woman can be jailed for up to 10 years if she "unlawfully" terminates her pregnancy, writes George Williams.

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Australia's politicians have long had a deaf ear when it comes to community support for voluntary euthanasia. This looks set to change in Tasmania, where its leaders have begun the process of translating that support into law, writes George Williams.

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Australia's total energy needs could be met by solar panels covering a land mass equal to two per cent of Tasmania, according to a UNSW scientist.

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The wily dingo out-competed the much larger marsupial thylacine by being better built anatomically to resist the "mechanical stresses" associated with killing large prey, according to a team led by UNSW scientists.