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The pressure’s of building a home during the cost-of-living increase

With the rentals at an all-time high and the cost-of-living increase, owning and building a home has become an impossible task. The added construction pressures and no guaranteed things will be ready by move in time, is raising question marks for people wanting to build. The Wire’s Renu Tiwary speaks to Manish Malhotra a property …

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Midwives could be Key to Preventing Alcohol & Drug use in Pregnant Women

An initiative in South Australia is exploring the role midwives can play in promoting public health measures, supporting pregnant women to abstain from drugs and alcohol. The study uses a collaborative, multi-tiered approach between experts from the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. Image: Image Credit: Lisa Fotios / …

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Calls for NSW to remove voting restrictions for incarcerated people

​​The NSW Council for Civil Liberties has called on the NSW Electoral Matters Committee to remove the restrictions on incarcerated people’s ability to vote. Under the current NSW electoral act, an individual who’s been convicted of an offense and is serving a sentence of 12 months or more, is unable to vote. This disproportionally affects …

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Brisbane market day to raise funds for families fleeing Gaza

As the conflict in Gaza continues to escalate, communities across Australia are doing what they can to support Palestinians fleeing their homes. Mums for Palestine Meanjin is hosting a children’s market in West End, on April 27, with market stalls and kids’ workshops, the funds raised will go towards flights and basic necessities for families …

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