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Camp gives deaf children a rare opportunity to be together
The educational mainstreaming of deaf and hard of hearing children is a triumph of Australia’s early-intervention strategies, but there is a downside.
Shouting to be heard: How noisy, everyday places harm our hearing
There’s no regulation of sound levels in restaurants, shopping malls and other places we gather – and that’s contributing to a national crisis.
Businesses find gold at the end of the rainbow
Australia’s corporate world has discovered there is a significant upside when it comes to supporting LBGTQI rights.
How soon will all Australians be driving electric cars?
Following the UK’s announcement that it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2035, Professor Graham Town nominates the year Australians will make the switch to all-electric vehicles.
Please explain: What is cabin fever?
What are the impacts of being stuck in a confined space for weeks on end? Macquarie Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist Dr Carly Johnco explains.
When granny flat deals go bad: legal pitfalls for the elderly
An ageing population and concerns about the quality of aged care in Australia are tipped to lead to more family care arrangements – but what looks like a win-win situation is leading to dire consequences for elderly parents, research by
Money laundering is big business in Australia
Australia has been cited as a nation that needs to do more to counter money laundering and tax avoidance, so why aren’t the authorities taking more action?
100 not out, a centenary of radio
This year marks 100 years since the dawn of radio as the first broadcast medium and despite the rise of digital media, broadcasting continues to thrive – and play a crucial role for communities in crisis.
The silver tsunami: how retirees are planning for their future
Australia’s ageing population may outlive retirement savings as baby boomers opt to maintain their lifestyle rather than plan for future health care needs.
Parasite Oscar takes K-Pop global
South Korean film Parasite’s Best Picture win at the 2020 Academy Awards signals a new global acceptance of Korean popular culture, writes International Studies expert Dr Thomas Baudinette.
Love thyself – Singles prepare to self-splurge this Valentine’s Day
Singles are big business and retailers are cashing in, says Macquarie University retail marketing researcher Associate Professor Jana Bowden.
Please explain: What is romantic love?
Robert Sinnerbrink, Associate Professor in Macquarie University's Department of Philosophy, explains the mysteries of this crazy thing called love.