2020 survey: no lift in wage growth, no lift in economic growth and no progress on unemployment in year of low expectations

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND2020 is shaping up as a dismal year for the economy, with no progress on many of t....

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Pulling out weeds is the best thing you can do to help nature recover from the fires

Australians are keen to help nature recover after a season of devastating bushfires. Darren England/AAPMany Australians feel compelled to help our dam....

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ACT cannabis laws come into effect on Friday, but they may not be what you hoped for

From January 31, ACT laws allow residents to cultivate and posses small quantities of cannabis. guruXOX/ShutterstockNew cannabis cultivation and posse....

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More than skin deep, beauty salons are places of sharing and caring

Salon workers – who are usually women – report clients sharing details of domestic violence, health issues and heartbreak. Karen Perez/Unsplash, CC B....

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Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: this is what Australia can learn from India

A key question facing us all after Australia’s unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently? We need to ensure our rebuilding....

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Thinking about thinking helps kids learn. How can we teach critical thinking?

Critical thinkers make the quality of their thinking an object of study, always looking for ways to improve. from shutterstock.comFew people doubt the....

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Indigenous languages matter – but all is not lost when they change or even disappear

UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages recently came to an end after a year of celebration of linguistic diversity. And with a “decade of....

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Australia's National Digital ID is here, but the government's not talking about it

A national digital ID system would hold huge amounts of personal information. ShutterstockThe Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency (D....

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Yes, this continent was invaded in 1788 – an international law expert explains

Should we remember January 26 1788 as “Invasion Day”? The colonisation of Australia was an invasion from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pe....

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29,000 cancers overdiagnosed in Australia in a single year

Men are 17% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than they were 30 years ago. fizkes/ShutterstockAlmost one in four cancers detected in men were ov....

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