Opinion

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Without appropriate support, it’s more likely people will break COVID restrictions, for example go to work, or gather in family groups for support.

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Sufferers collected evidence of their persistent symptoms, and advocated for themselves and for further research. Even the term ‘long COVID’ stems from this activism.

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New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children.

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Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.

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Only 7 per cent of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?

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The increased prominence of anti-Semitic incidents may have you wondering: has anti-Semitism always been part of the Australian social fabric, or are we facing a newer, more sinister trend?

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If staff enforce the rules, they risk harassment and lost tips. But if they overlook unsafe behaviour, they risk further COVID transmission.

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The works illuminate what it has been like leading, working, and living through the pandemic.

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Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.

Prime Minster Scott Morrison holds up the National COVID-19 Plan at a press conference

The problem with the plan to relax restrictions at 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination rates is it’s based on modelling that’s now obsolete.

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