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Vaccinations: Why are parents so reluctant?

Since Edward Jenner’s innovation with the Smallpox virus in the 1790s, we have been aware of the benefits of immunisation in both saving lives and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. In recent years however, parents have become sceptical of ...

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Syria Explained

In global focus this month is Syria due to escalating human rights atrocities stemming from the Civil War which sprung up in 2011. But what do we know about Syria, how it got here and how its people are suffering? ...

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Bangladeshi garment factory disaster: What’s the next move?

This month I’m following the aftermath of the Bangladeshi garment factory disaster. The story has dropped out of the news, but I want to keep it in. As you may be aware there was a devastating collapse of the 8-storey ...

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Eyes bigger than your belly?

How many times has your mum or dad told you that your eyes are bigger than your belly? How many times have you said it yourself? I consider this to be the embodiment of a first-world problem or a FWP ...

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On Death Row for Drug Trafficking?!

This month I’ve been following the latest developments in the cases of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two of the Bali Nine, who are currently facing the death penalty for drug smuggling. The Bali Nine are a group of Australians ...

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