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Top tips to prepare for a caring role

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The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australia has more than 2.7 million people in an unpaid caring role. Some of these people are plunged into a carer’s role suddenly and this often occurs after an accident or diagnosis of a loved one. For many the transition to care is much

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Gardening – How to find and use cheap landscaping stone

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With its unique natural beauty, stone is a favourite of gardeners everywhere. Whether used as steps, paving, retaining walls or buildings, this most original and durable of landscaping materials settles into its surroundings, ageing gracefully with a natural patina that appeals to our primitive aesthetic instincts in the same way as do forests and oceans,

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Mother’s Day scones recipe

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Sweets For Tilly have put together a delicious scone recipe to spoil mum this Mother’s Day – and they have a little Masterchef twist….

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Budget night – Government spending explained in 10 charts; from Howard to Turnbull

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Successive Australian governments are usually judged on how they balance the budget and spend taxpayers’ dollars. The stereotypes are that Liberal governments keep a tight hold on the purse strings, while Labor governments are spendthrifts. Alan Duncan and Rebecca Cassells explain in some simple charts, just how past and present governments have been spending our dollars.

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What it’s like to be a parent in a war zone

How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting — and learning from — refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give

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A NEW strain of the deadly canine parvovirus has been confirmed on Australian shores for the first time.

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found cases of the contagious virus, CPV-2c, in South Australia and Victoria over the past two years. A number of suspicious cases have also been red flagged in Queensland and Northern Territory.

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Australian couture making waves on the red carpet

Paul Vasileff

In 2016 Australian fashion designer Paul Vasileff made his Paris debut with a haute couture collection of gowns that each took between 800 and 1500 hours to embroider. A favourite on the red carpet as well as in the couture realm, the 2017 Young Australian of the Year is taking over the fashion world in

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How to open coconuts without any tools

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If you are stranded on a desert island and you’re not a coconut cracking ninja from Samoa, then you’ll need an easier way to bust coconuts for pleasure, or for survival. This is the easiest and most effective way I’ve found to do it, when you don’t have any tools.

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Backyard skinny-dippers lack effective laws to keep peeping drones at bay

Brendan Gogarty, University of Tasmania Recent advances in technology mean we can no longer rely on fences or barriers around our homes to protect our privacy. This was certainly the case for Darwin resident Karli Hyatt, who on Tuesday explained to the ABC’s Law Report how a drone invaded the security and privacy of her

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Good nutrition and breast cancer prevention

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The Mayo Clinic in the US has highlighted that the best defence women have for breast cancer prevention is nutrition and an active lifestyle.

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