Opinion

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Just because someone isn't wearing a mask doesn't mean they don't want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can't see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.

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In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.

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The mission of Voice — Treaty — Truth in the Uluru Statement represents very carefully sequenced reforms. A proper understanding of these should guide any constitutional changes.

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The more layers the better is the advice when it comes to using a home-made mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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A seven week survey asked questions on the experiences of students with disabilities and their families when schools across Australia had mostly closed, and children learnt remotely.

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Economics tells us that governments privatising services where quality counts is a bad idea.

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The proposed changes to be introduced to Parliament in August may ultimately damage the natural places they're designed to protect.

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More than 70 of Australia's Laureate professors have signed a letter to the minister for education, Dan Tehan, outlining the flaws in the proposed university reforms.

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Responses to female circumcision need to consider its relationship with the cultures of initiation and conceptions of womanhood in countries like Sudan, a UNSW academic says.

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The JobTrainer program will give school leavers the experience, confidence and aptitude necessary for economic recovery post-coronavirus, says economist Tim Harcourt.

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