Opinion

a mother fits a face mask to her young daughter

At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.

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The protests of 2022 are not new in the political landscape of Iran, and novels can help us place them in a larger historical context.

People receive their vaccinations at a COVID vaccination centre

A review of COVID booster acceptance statistics suggests we may be unlikely to see coverage go much beyond 80 per cent – but we can still learn from others’ mistakes when it comes to health messaging.

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Australians bought more than 65 million packs of paracetamol pain relief last year. TGA efforts to reduce its potential harms will need to take those who use it to manage pain into consideration.

Kurt Fearnley and others including Bill Shorten

The original vision for the NDIS was that it would give people with disabilities a say in how services are delivered. The appointment of an NDIA chair who is disabled is a positive move.

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Should teens drink alcohol? Ideally, no. But in the real world, here are some tips on how to minimise harm.

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The number of live animals seized by the Australian Government has tripled since 2017, with blue-tongue lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos frequently captured.

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With unprecedented skills shortages looming in Australia, more than ever we need gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here’s what needs to happen.

Young frog

In a warming world, a species’ ability to acclimatise to temperatures is crucial. But young ectotherms can struggle to handle the heat.

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The terms of the Australian Privacy Principle 3.6 are quite clear. So why is there not a single published case of this law being enforced?

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