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COP28: health is finally on the agenda – but there’s more to do as we face continued climate extremes

Pakistan experienced severe floods in 2022. Asianet-Pakistan/ShutterstockAs global leaders gather in Dubai for COP28, health has finally landed firmly on the climate change agenda, with the first “health day” at the annual UN climate summit taking place yesterday (December 3). Including health in discussions on climate change has never been

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For domestic violence victim-survivors, a data or privacy breach can be extraordinarily dangerous

A suite of recent cybersecurity data breaches highlight an urgent need to overhaul how companies and government agencies handle our data. But these incidents pose particular risks to victim-survivors of domestic violence. In fact, authorities across Australia and the United Kingdom are raising concerns about how privacy breaches have endangered

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We all know about JobKeeper, which helped Australians keep their jobs in a global crisis. So how about HomeKeeper?

ShutterstockBipartisan support for temporary extra government spending to preserve businesses and jobs through JobKeeper was one of the few positive outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognition that the long-term damage caused by short-term economic crises far exceeds the cost of temporary government spending to avoid it underpinned that

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