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Lawyers chip in after Brandis guts NT Environmental Defenders Office

Cuts to EDOs around the country have inspired fund-raising events, including an indigenous art auction in the NT. Will Brandis, a self-declared lover of the arts, see fit to buy any of these beautiful works of Aboriginal art?

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Are our outer suburbs really ‘food deserts’?

Michelle Obama popularised the idea that “food deserts” with too few healthy food stores (and too many fast food outlets) are a key cause of bad health outcomes, but it misses the underlying problem

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Is cruising for parking really a key cause of traffic congestion?

It’s a truism that drivers cruising for on-street parking are a significant cause of traffic congestion. But, on closer inspection, that “truism” just doesn’t stack up.

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What happens when both engines in an airplane fail at the same time?

An incident aboard a Singapore Airlines A330 raises important safety questions.

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Barking mad, or cat-astrophe? Small dogs all the rage

Small dogs are ousting larger dogs in the affections of Americans and, it seems likely, Australians too. One popular explanation is we’re living at higher densities but it’s likely there’s more to it.

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Is it faster to drive, or take the train?

Policymakers should look at these numbers. Journeys made by car in Sydney are much faster than journeys made by train; they’re a long way from being substitutes for each other.

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The great MH370 cover-up: what is Malaysia hiding?

The second phase of the search for MH370 is about to finish. But the real question is not where the plane is, but why the Malaysian government is lying.

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Archaic abortion laws out of step with community attitudes

Abortion laws have failed to keep up with medical science. It’s time to effect long-overdue change to abortion laws in NSW and Queensland, write Heather Douglas and Caroline de Costa.

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Dying with Dignity campaigner ‘shut out’ of doctors’ conference

Dr Rodney Syme says the Royal Australasion College of Physicians’ decision to withdraw his invitation to speak is “cowardly” and “insulting”, writes Croakey contributor Marie McInerney

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Claims of plane hack are plain rubbish — but could MH370 have been hacked?

Claims of hacking a plane have sent conspiracy theorists into a tailspin. The idea of hacking into a plane from your seat is nonsense — but it is possible it can be done elsewhere.

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