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This giant kangaroo once roamed New Guinea – descended from an Australian ancestor that migrated millions of years ago

Illustration by Peter Schouten, Author providedLong ago, almost up until the end of the last ice age, a peculiar giant kangaroo roamed the mountainous rainforests of New Guinea. Now, research published by myself and colleagues suggests this kangaroo was not closely related to modern Australian kangaroos. Rather, it

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Is 5 senior ministers quitting Victoria’s Andrew’s government a sign of renewal – or decline?

Renewal or decline? These are the competing narratives that now surround Daniel Andrews’ Victorian Labor government, with five senior ministers exiting cabinet as a preliminary to leaving parliament at November’s state election. The resignations of this quintet – deputy premier James Merlino, Lisa Neville, Martin Foley, Martin Pakula, and Richard

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