Category: Independent Commentary

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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the PM’s apology and Brisbane 2032

University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Paddy Nixon discuss the week in politics. This week Michelle and Paddy discuss the proposed changes to the vaccine rollout announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday, which would allow regional pharmacies to apply

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Tokyo’s Pandemic Games Open

The auguries are not good for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Resignations have filled the ledger, including Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori and the creative director Hiroshi Sasaki. Then there is the lamentable behaviour of the authoritarian International Olympic Committee and the obsequious conduct of the Suga

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How caring for children can help Aboriginal Elders during lockdown

Quotes in this research are from participants who cannot be named due to research ethics requirements. Pandemic-induced lockdowns have provided stories of both hardship and resilience. This extends to families in the community caring for children in out-of-home care, a group which has weathered unique challenges as children are physically

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The Battle is Over. The Bad Guys Won

Recently, Coalition senators voted with One Nation to pass a motion put by Senator Pauline Hanson that called for the government to eject Critical Race Theory (CRT) from the national education curriculum. This echoes a flurry of state-level legislation in the US currently being considered or already passed. The

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ATAGI to consider new Pfizer advice for teens

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has been meeting with global experts about administering Pfizer for 12- to 15-year-olds. The post ATAGI to consider new Pfizer advice for teens appeared first on The Mandarin.

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Gooooooooal (for Seven)

The Olyroos surprise win went hand in hand with a less than surprising win for Seven. The post Gooooooooal (for Seven) appeared first on Crikey.

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It’s the forest, silly!

By David C Paull   The Pilliga forests are a significant water, biodiversity and carbon sink resource, yet our governments want to turn it into a gas-field. Now is the time to rethink how we value and manage our irreplaceable natural resources. Following the ecological catastrophe of the fire season of

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Entrepreneurs still in the dark as BFF grant debacle continues

Potentially hundreds of women founders remain confounded following an email error this week that saw business owners told they were successful in moving to the next round of the Boosting Female Founders grant process, and then emailed again to be told they weren’t. Now, women who received

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The hardest word

Good morning, early birds. Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally said “sorry” for Australia’s slow vaccine rollout on Thursday, and up to a third of the people exposed to a COVID-19

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