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Australian shelters and pounds kill 50,000 mostly healthy cats and kittens in a year. There’s a way to prevent this pointless killing

ShutterstockStray cats are a longstanding problem in Australian towns and cities. Common complaints about roaming cats include nuisance (fighting and urinating), disease risks to humans and other animals, and predation of native wildlife. The huge numbers of cats and kittens taken in by animal shelters and council pounds

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Far from undermining democracy, The Voice will pluralise and enrich Australia’s democratic conversation

Cheryl Axleby reads the Uluru Statement from the Heart outside South Australia’s Parliament in Adelaide on March 26, after SA becomes the first state to legislate for an Indigenous Voice. Matt Turner/AAPDoes the proposal for a Voice to Parliament prefigure a distinctive conception of democracy for Australia? A steady drumbeat

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