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Colonial quarrying — sound familiar?

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A FUNNY REVIEW OF 'DUNE' IF YOU POSSESS some degree of historical awareness in 2021, it is hard not to recognize the influence of extractive colonialism everywhere you look. But you’d really have to be blind not to see it in Dune, the most recent cinematic interpretation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965

It’s that season


How to survive a venomous snakebite — from a professional who's been bitten before. "AM I GOING to die?" It's a question you ask yourself after being bitten by a venomous snake. It's a question I've asked myself once. My husband, Chris Hay, has asked himself four times. Deaths from snakebite rarely occur in Australia

Here comes the Great Resignation. Why millions of employees could quit their jobs post-pandemic


By Lisa Leong with Monique Ross and Maria Tickle for This Working Life HAS THE PANDEMIC made you rethink your career or deeply question the role of work in your life? If so, you're not alone. In the US, COVID-19 has led to what’s been dubbed the Great Resignation: millions of people, from frontline workers to senior executives, voluntarily

Looking for your COVID vaccine record?


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

PM Unveils Major $90 Billion Distraction


PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison has announced a landmark distraction that will help secure the lead stories of the nation’s media for at least the next five days. A joint initiative with the US and Britain, who will also benefit from the distraction, the program will act as a first line of

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


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