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Turnbull government abandons $8.2 billion Medicare levy increase

The government is scrapping its $ A8.2 billion planned increase in the Medicare levy, declaring a stronger budget outlook means it is not needed to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The levy, the biggest new revenue measure in last year’s budget, had no...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

The biggest clash of heroes and villains in Avengers: Infinity War – but can science survive?

Ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) comes to a head with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the 19th Marvel Studios film to date. The biggest Marvel movie ever brings with it the largest cast of superheroes (and villains) ever and the biggest stakes...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

Women have been neglected by the Anzac tradition, and it’s time that changed

The Anzac legend remains firmly centred on the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915, and the sacrifice of “sons and fathers” in frontline combat. The place of women in this foundational story is also made clear – that of onlookers and supporters. In concluding her...

Clarrie Combo, Mrs Brown and Aboriginal soldiers in WW2

During the second world war, a young Aboriginal soldier, Private Clarrie Combo from New South Wales, exchanged mail with Mrs F. C. Brown from Loxton, South Australia — a white woman whom he had never met. Very few letters penned by Aboriginal soldiers who served in...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

Why short ‘unconscious bias’ programs aren’t enough to end racial harassment and discrimination

An evaluation of 40 years of research has found that diversity training workshops have only a small effect in reducing bias against members of minority groups. The research also shows the impact on behaviour decays over time, and shorter training programs lead to...

Politics podcast: Robert Kelly on the Korean summits

Professor Robert E Kelly from the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan University is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve this Friday. He told The Conversation that the Trump-Kim summit is likely “to be a bust” because...

Yes, your kids can run all day – they’ve got muscles like endurance athletes

Most of us know children who can run and play for hours and hours, taking only short rests. As a parent or carer, it can be exhausting. For scientists, why this is the case has long been the source of debate – is it due to fitness? Or something else? Our study...

Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk?

There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis. But alongside relaxing the rules comes concern about the health implications of cannabis use. We often hear of a link between cannabis use...

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It’s no simple task sifting through news and sorting the evidence-based from the exaggerated. That’s why we’ve set up a newsletter that alerts you to just that. GetFacts delivers evidence-based clarification about misleading claims straight from the expert’s mouth...

Poll wrap: Labor’s Newspoll lead narrows federally and in Victoria

This week’s Newspoll, conducted April 19-22 from a larger-than-normal sample of 2,070, gave Labor a 51-49 lead, a one-point gain for the Coalition since last fortnight. Primary votes were 38% Coalition (steady), 37% Labor (steady), 9% Greens (down one) and 7% One...

A Tasmanian Requiem is a musical reckoning, and a pathway to reconciliation

On December 26, 1847, a small group of Aboriginal people sat in the Lieutenant-Governor’s box at Hobart’s Theatre Royal watching a new pantomime. A local newspaper reported how “the natives … seemed gratified at their first public introduction to society in a place of...

Gallipoli commemorations of Turkish youth tell us much about politics in Turkey

With ongoing political instability and security concerns in Turkey, we are again likely to see a smaller turnout of Australians and New Zealanders for Anzac Day ceremonies at Gallipoli this year. But thousands of Turkish youth will be on the battlefields at dawn. They...

Australian boy flies solo to Bali ‘after row over holiday’

Australian boy flies solo to Bali 'after row over holiday' 24 April 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian authorities say the boy was found in Bali on 17 March Australian police say they will review how a 12-year-old boy travelled alone to Bali...

From pancakes to soccer balls, new study shows how galaxies change shape as they age

Galaxies are a fundamental part of the 13.7 billion-year-old universe. Understanding how a system as complex and striking as our own Milky Way galaxy formed after the Big Bang is one of the great themes of modern astronomy. Our research, published today in Nature...

How Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer win blurs lines between classical music and pop

The awarding of the 2018 Pulitzer Music Prize to Kendrick Lamar for his album DAMN. has attracted considerable controversy. The American rapper edged out the young Michael Gilbertson, who wrote a string quartet in a traditional format, and Ted Hearne, who created a...

Eight things that should be included in screen guidelines for students

One of the biggest issues modern schools and parents have to encounter is how to manage students’ electronic use. With this in mind, national sedentary behaviour guidelines from the Australian Department of Health are used as the major guide for schools and parents....




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Clarrie Combo, Mrs Brown and Aboriginal soldiers in WW2

During the second world war, a young Aboriginal soldier, Private Clarrie Combo from New South Wales, exchanged mail with Mrs F. C. Brown from Loxton, South Australia — a white woman whom he had never met. Very few letters penned by Aboriginal soldiers who served in...

Politics podcast: Robert Kelly on the Korean summits

Professor Robert E Kelly from the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan University is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve this Friday. He told The Conversation that the Trump-Kim summit is likely “to be a bust” because...

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