The Conversation

Would you like to grow old at home? Why we’re struggling to meet demand for subsidised home care

  • Written by Michael Woods, Professor of Health Economics, University of Technology Sydney
Would you like to grow old at home? Why we’re struggling to meet demand for subsidised home careIn December, more than 127,000 Australians were waiting for a home care package.From shutterstock.com

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is this week turning its focus to aged care in the home.

So far it has heard evidence of long waiting times to access home care services and a complicated system of fees. It’s only a...

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Married at First Sight's closer to reality than you'd think, demographically speaking at least

  • Written by Thomas Sigler, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, The University of Queensland
Married at First Sight's closer to reality than you'd think, demographically speaking at leastThe 'reality TV' that is Married at First Sight may not actually be unscripted, but it does provide a demographic reality check.9Now

Now in its sixth season, the Nine Network’s wildly successfulMarried At First Sight chronicles the adventures of 12 couples as they navigate the highs and lows of married life. The premise of the show is...

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We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution history

  • Written by Trisia Farrelly, Senior Lecturer, Massey University
We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution historyThe world urgently needs to move past plastic. Veronika Meduna

A powerful marriage between the fossil fuel and plastic industries threatens to exacerbate the global plastic pollution crisis. The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) estimates the next five years will see a 33-36% surge in global plastics production.

This will undermine...

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a parent's guide to protecting your kids from online hoaxes

  • Written by Joanne Orlando, Researcher: Technology and Learning, Western Sydney University
a parent's guide to protecting your kids from online hoaxesYou can help your children investigate any online hoax.Shutterstock/junpinzon

It’s a parent’s responsibility to protect their children from harm, no matter where that threat of harm comes from. But what if the threat is a hoax?

We’ve seen recently a rollercoaster of panic from parents trying to protect their kids from a supposed...

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  6. Pandanomics is a grey area, but to us the value of giant pandas is black and white
  7. Why you shouldn’t bury your pet in the backyard
  8. Social media creates a spectacle society that makes it easier for terrorists to achieve notoriety
  9. Morrison announces $55 million for security at religious premises and warns against "tribalism"
  10. NSW election likely to be close, and Mark Latham will win an upper house seat
  11. Four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack
  12. New TAFE program for Aboriginal health-care students sees a near perfect completion rate
  13. We need a new definition of pornography
  14. Two million Aussies delay or don't go to the dentist – here's how we can fix that
  15. Women can build positive body image by controlling what they view on social media
  16. Ultra low wage growth isn't accidental. It is the intended outcome of government policies
  17. giving marsupials scents from suitors helps breeding programs
  18. why bats sleep upside down, and other stories of animal adaptation
  19. Youth homelessness efforts get a lowly 2 stars from national report card
  20. A truly inclusive society requires political restraint
  21. NSW election neck and neck as voters face a 1950s-style 'I'll see you and raise you' campaign
  22. Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic political environment that allows hate to flourish
  23. Can a senator be expelled from the federal parliament for offensive statements?
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  25. Why overhauling NZ's gun and terrorism laws alone can't stop terrorist attacks
  26. Christchurch mosque shootings must end New Zealand's innocence about right-wing terrorism
  27. Why news outlets should think twice about republishing the New Zealand mosque shooter's livestream
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  30. Liberal MP Craig Laundy confirms he will quit
  31. Michelle Grattan on the Coalition and Coal
  32. how love, pain and sacrifice produced an Australian classic
  33. why we always choose story over technology
  34. Most recreational fishers in Australia support marine sanctuaries
  35. Finally, people with disabilities will have a chance to tell their stories – and be believed
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Politics

Scott Morrison at Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

QUESTION: I suppose one question I'll ask is about the role of social media, YouTube, Facebook. And the sort of thought process that we’re having as a nation of how we can create that sort of societ...

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Delivering the rail links Western Sydney needs

The Morrison and Berejiklian Governments will ensure the Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport has a metro rail line in time for its opening.   The Prime Minister said his Gover...

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Nancy-Bird Walton immortalised at Western Sydney Airport

Australia’s biggest aviation project will honour one of the nation’s trailblazing stars of the sky.   The $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport will officially become Western Sydney International (N...

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Business News

Psychologist’s 8 tactics to build resilience in the workplace

A clinical psychologist from Wesley Hospital has identified low resilience as a major factor impacting the mental and physical wellbeing of employees. He is calling for more awareness around the nee...

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Intense Growth As Car Next Door Launch Capital Raise

Releasing internal revenue figures for the first time, Car Next Door has achieved marketplace revenue of $10m last year and is on track to almost double that again in 2019 as it marks the start of a...

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How two 30-year old’s made 4 million in 2 years with coffee

Try ordering a “coffee” and chances are you’ll be met with a bored eyeroll and the expectation to specify “how” you’d like your coffee. Will it be, cold-drip, filter, nitro, hell let’s go old school...

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Travel

The Gold Coast is famous for fun but it is also famous for horrible traffic issues

The Gold Coast is a great place for a holiday but there are problems that tourists need to be aware of. The Gold Coast airport is a busy place. Thousands of visitors arrive every day from around the ...

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Older generation Australians are embracing solo travel

Allianz predicts a rise in solo travel in 2019, revealing those most likely to ‘go -it-alone’ among the 50+ age group   The popular ‘solo travel’ trend is predicted to continue in 2019 with mor...

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Fun Things You Must Do In Perth

Perth: Sun, sand and 19 beaches might seem to sum up the city, but not quite. The sunniest capital city in Australia offers so much more for you to do. Regardless of what your idea of fun is, you wi...

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