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‘It’s almost like grooming’: How anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and the far-right came together over COVID

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SCENES OF PROTESTORS clad in hi-viz jackets and shouting anti-vaccination slogans have dominated the news recently. As ABC News reported: “Some of those gathered held a banner reading ‘freedo’, while others sang the national anthem and chanted ‘f*** the jab’.” Some attacked union offices, drawing criticism from officials such as Australian Council of Trade

Looking for your COVID vaccine record?

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Here’s where you’ll find it and what else you’ll see WE'RE TALKING ABOUT vaccines more than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, debating the benefits of one manufacturer over another and sharing post-jab selfies, but do you know what else you’re vaccinated against? Most of us wouldn’t have had a

Australia’s COVID-19 Delta outbreak is pushing healthcare workers to the limit. These are their stories…

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April* is one of thousands.  A “hidden face of the pandemic”, she calls it. One of a small army working around the clock across Australia to ensure the COVID-19 healthcare cogs keep rolling.  April is a hospital pathologist, one of the healthcare workers ensuring COVID-19 tests are collected and assessed — a critical role in Australia’s ongoing protection against COVID-19. IMAGE: Laboratory

The vanishing Arctic

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FOR THE LOCALS of Verkhoyansk, a tiny town in the far-flung reaches of Siberia, today [16 December] will be one of the last sunrises they see for the year. The town that sits 10 kilometres inside the Arctic Circle is heading into the annual polar winter — a period of perpetual

Lots of models, little monitoring: where is the MDB water?

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IT MIGHT BE the biggest whodunnit — or what-dunnit — in Australia. More than 2 trillion litres of water — enough to fill Sydney Harbour four and a half times — has gone missing from our largest and most precious river system — the Murray-Darling Basin. And it’s happened in what was

What spoil sports we are for the Festive Season!

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Does one drink a day damage your health? You’ve no doubt heard the common wisdom that a drink at the end of a long day does you good. Maybe it’s the antioxidants in wine you swear by, or the relaxing qualities of a beer. Perhaps just the taste makes you feel better. But

Greta Thunberg’s La Vagabonde voyage

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How an Aussie family meet the girl behind a climate movement By Briana Shepherd, ABC News THE AUSTRALIAN COUPLE who sailed Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic for the UN COP25 climate summit say people would be shocked to see how human and vulnerable the teen climate activist is. ABOVE: Riley Whitelum, Nikki Henderson,

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