10 FUN THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Spending time with the people you love the most is priceless, and mostly those people are your friends. Meeting up for a movie or a casual dinner is some common ways to spend your weekend nights w...

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF FURNITURE YOU REQUIRE IN YOUR HOUSE

Convenience is what we desire most and strive to achieve with everything that we do. Lifestyles evolved from generation to generation revolving around this idea, and many people came up with solutio...

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5 big environment stories you probably missed while you've been watching coronavirus

ShutterstockGood news: COVID-19 is not the only thing going on right now!Bad news: while we’ve all been deep in the corona-hole, the climate crisis has been ticking along in the background, and ...

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Book review: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Quotation slips for the first Oxford English Dictionary. Owen McKnight/Flickr, CC BY-SAWhen a literary luminary such as Thomas Kenneally declares so early in 2020 that he is certain a “more ori...

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50 years of bold predictions about remote work: it isn't all about technology

Archives of Ontario, CC BYIf you’re working from home for the first time, you might be asking yourself why you didn’t get to do this years ago.The benefits of remote work have been discuss...

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Lack of help for local councils in coronavirus package undercuts industry support

The Warrick Lane redevelopment is a major construction project overseen by local government.Blacktown City Council/FacebookLocal governments are not eligible for the JobKeeper Payment, while major ind...

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Traffic jams are contagious. Understanding how they spread can help make them less common

Traffic jams may have disappeared from our roads as people stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we can be confident they will be back. Scientists have studied traffic and congestion for decades...

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Scott Morrison indicates 'eliminating' COVID-19 would come at too high a cost

Scott Morrison has made clear his view that any attempt to eliminate COVID-19 entirely in Australia would carry too high an economic cost, while Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says such an aim w...

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No, 5G radiation doesn't cause or spread the coronavirus. Saying it does is destructive

ShutterstockA conspiracy theory claiming 5G can spread the coronavirus is making the rounds on social media. The myth supposedly gained traction when a Belgian doctor linked the “dangers” ...

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The jury may be out on the jury system after George Pell's successful appeal

Shutterstock/sirtravelalotThe High Court today quashed the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, who had originally been found guilty on a number of charges by a jury of 12 people.His defence counsel, B...

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For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra important – here's how

ShutterstockFitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year.As we navigate the coronavirus ...

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Coronavirus: as culture moves online, regional organisations need help bridging the digital divide

Museums, galleries and artist collectives around the world are shutting their doors and moving online in response to coronavirus. But engaging with audiences online requires access, skills and investm...

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JobKeeper is quick, dirty and effective: there was no time to make it perfect

ShutterstockNo Australian government has ever spent A$130 billion so quickly. Last Tuesday, when the Prime Minister announced the government would subsidise six million jobs for six months to the tune...

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Why temporary migrants need JobKeeper

ShutterstockThe centerpiece of the Commonwealth government’s COVID-19 economic stimulus program is JobKeeper. Priced at A$130 billion, it will pay eligible employers $1,500 per fortnight for eac...

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