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Child protection in Britain: here is what social work experts know must change in the system

Child protection in Britain: here is what social work experts know must change in the system

If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.

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COVID has reached North Korea, threatening a humanitarian emergency

COVID has reached North Korea, threatening a humanitarian emergency

After reporting zero COVID cases until now, North Korea is facing a rapidly-spreading outbreak of the omicron variant. Here’s how things could play out.

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A central bank digital euro could save the eurozone – here’s how

A central bank digital euro could save the eurozone – here’s how

By changing the rules around bank lending, you can make a huge cut to national debt.

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BECCS: the carbon capture technology the UK is relying on to reach net zero

BECCS: the carbon capture technology the UK is relying on to reach net zero

The UK’s largest wood-burning power plant is to trial bioenergy with carbon capture and storage – but will it do enough to cut emissions?

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Ontario election: 4 ways Doug Ford has changed the province’s politics

Ontario election: 4 ways Doug Ford has changed the province’s politics

Looking back on Ford’s four years in power reveals four themes in his approach to governance — and what the next four years might have in store if he wins again.

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It’s impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try – but you can still take action

It’s impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try – but you can still take action

People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.

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Hydropower’s future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change – it’s also essential to the US electric grid

Hydropower’s future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change – it’s also essential to the US electric grid

Climate change is affecting hydropower in different ways across the country.

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Beyond flora and fauna: Why it’s time to include fungi in global conservation goals

Beyond flora and fauna: Why it’s time to include fungi in global conservation goals

Fungi underpin life on Earth, but are far less well catalogued and understood than animals and plants. Three scientists call for including fungi in conservation strategies and environmental laws.

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Fewer donors say they’re willing to give to a charity when it supports immigrants – especially if they’re undocumented

Fewer donors say they’re willing to give to a charity when it supports immigrants – especially if they’re undocumented

Researchers created an imaginary nonprofit and told participants in a survey that it served different kinds of people. Their results show how feelings about immigrants may influence generosity.

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In Midwestern schools, LGBTQ teachers face discrimination, hate and their own fears

In Midwestern schools, LGBTQ teachers face discrimination, hate and their own fears

As the national debate over LGBTQ rights continues, teachers in the Midwest are facing challenges similar to those facing their colleagues elsewhere in the US.

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Why Indigenous communities need a seat at the table on climate

Why Indigenous communities need a seat at the table on climate

An Anglican Aboriginal pastor who attended the COP26 climate conference shares his perspective on Indigenous knowledge in dealing with climate change.

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Less than 1% of abortions take place in the third trimester – here’s why people get them

Less than 1% of abortions take place in the third trimester – here’s why people get them

The reasons why people may seek out late-term abortions are complex and are often based on new medical information and delays caused by state policies.

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Birth control: what to expect if you choose to come off it

Birth control: what to expect if you choose to come off it

Any effects you might notice after stopping birth control are typically due to the return of your natural menstrual cycle.

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More maths testing could be good for primary schoolchildren – if done in the right way

More maths testing could be good for primary schoolchildren – if done in the right way

More testing will not necessarily help children who struggle.

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Word from The Hill: Five seats to watch on Saturday night, and getting the hang of a hung parliament

Word from The Hill: Five seats to watch on Saturday night, and getting the hang of a hung parliament

Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn

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Below the Line: A Facebook executive explains the last-minute election battle on social media – podcast

Below the Line: A Facebook executive explains the last-minute election battle on social media – podcast

In the final episode of our election podcast before polling day, our expert panel interview a Facebook official on the online campaign, and discuss Morrison’s mea culpa and last-minute housing policy.

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Elections used to be about costings. Here’s what’s changed

Elections used to be about costings. Here’s what’s changed

Making promises add up just before an election carries risks. Labor says its no longer willing to wear them.

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When roads become rivers: forming a Plan B can stop people driving into floodwaters

When roads become rivers: forming a Plan B can stop people driving into floodwaters

Driving into floodwater is the leading cause of flood-related death. So why do people do it?

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