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Weekend Life Matters: living off grid, plastic substitutes, a feminist history revealed, Australia's oldest theatre company


Living cheaply and sustainably off grid started way before the sixties counter culture, can we replace plastics with something less harmful but just as useful? The short memories we have for the struggle of women to achieve equality, and born in 1891 and


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Modern Dilemma: noise pollution from your neighbour's treadmill


Your neighbour has started running on her treadmill at 6am every morning. By 6.20am she is on the fast phase of her routine and it sounds like a broken washing machine. This is all happening just outside your bedroom window. You understand keeping fit i


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Why younger job seekers shouldn't lose hope


In our Australia Talks National Survey, just over half of those under 30 feel really worried about keeping a job they want, and finding the right opportunities to carve out a career. So is that age group right to feel concerned? Well, no, not really.


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Mortgage brokers - are they worth it?


Banks have been in the headlines again this week, after the Federal Government announced another inquiry into the finance sector. Draft legislation around mortgage brokers is also being discussed with proposed changes to look at brokers acting 'in the be


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Seeking Utopia: the drive to live off-grid


As we become more aware of our relationship to the Earth there is an urge for many to nurture a more sustainable and ethical way of living. But this hankering to leave modern society for an alternative life is not new. According to PhD Candidate Rachel G


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What is Australia's feminist history?


How much were you taught about the ground breaking women who helped shape the Australia we live in today? Over the 19th and 20th centuries many Australian women were busy fighting for work equality, contraceptive rights and more. But why don't we know mu


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Three million Australians living below poverty line


Thirteen per cent of Australians are living below the poverty line - that's about three million of us. During National Anti-Poverty Week we hear some personal stories of homelessness, and talk about how we can help. Two women who share their stories sho


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Burning question: plastic substitutes


Plastic is clogging up our landfills, our oceans and our bodies. Ken in Brisbane asks "Will there be a substitute for plastic anytime soon? Surely there's a Nobel Prize for this (and another way to clean up the tonnes of plastic currently polluting the o


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Seventy years since the "greatest single project in our history" was launched


Along with the Eiffel Tower and the Panama Canal, the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric scheme has been named as one of the most impressive engineering landmarks in the world. Not only is it the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in this country


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Calls for exercise to be embedded in cancer treatment regimes


Some studies have found that exercise during medical cancer treatments has been associated with improved survival rates, reduced pain and improved quality of life. Researchers believe this is because exercise releases natural killer cells into the blood s


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