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Soft plastic bins quietly return in Victoria
University of Melbourne, Georgie Preston
Two years ago, household recyclers across Victoria were appalled to discover their painstaking efforts to collect soft plastics for an afterlife were a joke. But, very quietly, a new recycling program is shaping up.
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Negative social attitudes and behaviour lead to loneliness in Gippsland
Griffith University, Kiana Brooks-Amor

Social norms of intolerance may be increasing isolation and loneliness in the Gippsland area of Victoria. McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow...

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Ticket resellers skirt scalping laws
University of Melbourne, Harlan Ockey
New laws were meant to make online ticket reselling fairer for consumers. But many resellers are still skirting rules, and exploiting loopholes -- leaving fans with a nasty aftertaste.
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Ticket resellers skirt scalping laws
University of Melbourne, Harlan Ockey
New laws were meant to make online ticket reselling fairer for consumers. But many resellers are still skirting rules, and exploiting loopholes -- leaving fans with a nasty aftertaste.
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Got my size?
Curtin University, Beth Mackiewicz

From vintage pieces to the latest trends, most small to midsize bodies have access to any style of clothing they want. But for plus size people, or those who typically wear size 18 and above, a much smaller cut of the market is available. The clothing...

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Public tap water and health risk in Tangerang
Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Keira Putri Minerva, Ryan Chen, Nania Satria, Nicholas Putra Pratama, Marvin Hazaelni,
A tough choice between quality vs cost for government water company during the long drought
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May Podcast episode out now
April 30, 2024

It’s hard enough for anyone to find a home to rent in Australia. The difficulty factor is multiplied...

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April Podcast out now
April 1, 2024

The Long Read series of our podcast, Making a Difference, continues with a reckoning from Australia's...

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Missing girls
University of Newcastle March 7, 2024

Amanda Robinson and Robyn Hickie disappeared in 1979, and Gordana Kotevski disappeared in 1994. Police...

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March Podcast: On The Rocks
February 29, 2024

In the next episode of our Long Read series on Making a Difference, Tylah Tully from Curtin University...

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