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The risks of falling house prices

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The risks of falling house prices

House prices in Australia are high. Having risen by around 9.5 percent over the past year, the Reserve Bank of Australia is giving consideration to implementing radical policies that would…

A new era for Aboriginal health research in SA

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A new era for Aboriginal health research in SA

In the SAHMRI building on North Terrace, on Kaurna land, on September 2, three senior university representatives and the Chairman of SAHMRI signed up to a commitment to do Aboriginal…

Greenspace: Children of the corn

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Greenspace: Children of the corn

Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu describes a baptism in her native Guatemala. The infant is wrapped in a baptismal gown so that she can hardly be seen, only her hair…

Irregular Writings: Fly (In, Fly Out) Life

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Irregular Writings: Fly (In, Fly Out) Life

I was in Darwin to do a show and an old friend from my youth got in touch with me. We knew each other when we were scratching out an…

Montefiore

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Montefiore

As Town Hall marches resolutely towards a polling day with a wide field of candidates pursuing a winning ticket, in its engine room of progress – the actual council chamber…

Montefiore

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Montefiore

Ways to surmount Adelaide’s economic funk are subject to some revealing observations buried in a detailed review, but how many South Australians have even read it?

Greenspace: More Beer and Civilisation

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Greenspace: More Beer and Civilisation

Biotechnology’s Debt to Beer

Irregular Writings: Neighbours - A Rough Primer

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Irregular Writings: Neighbours - A Rough Primer

If Neighbours dropped off your radar at some point, the nearest reference point to tune in again would be the fact that there is a character called Daniel (played by…

Gender Pay Gap – Time For a Revolution?

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Gender Pay Gap – Time For a Revolution?

The gender pay gap remains entrenched above 17 percent despite 45 years of legislation dictating equal pay for equal work in Australia.

Greenspace: Aloe beyond vera

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Greenspace: Aloe beyond vera

Some years ago I owned up to being a cactophile in this column – while perhaps more technically correct, at that time, I couldn’t quite come out as a succulentophile.

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