Art is good for the soul

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One of the venues for the 19th Biennale of Sydney is the Museum of Contemporary Art. Svetlana Stankovic, who is the editor of Open Forum, reflects on art and happiness after visiting the exhibition.

Boost adoption rate through national target

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Tony Abbott has ordered a committee to report on adoption in Australia in May. Jeremy Sammut urges the government to take action and boost the number of local adoptions from care.

Eliminating waste and creating sustainable urban agglomerations

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Mimicking natural ecosystems can turn unsustainable towns into sustainable bioregions. Mark Liebman suggests a planning system that is beneficial for both the land users and the ecosystem inhabitants.

Youth unemployment and ways forward

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Young people are finding it ever more difficult to find jobs that match their skills and education. Simon Kwan is part of a group of business leaders who offer professional support to young people in their work and career development.

Australia’s Easter Bilby

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This weekend, countless children in Australia will look forward to the Easter bunny hiding chocolate eggs. Nicolas Newman from the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia explains why he wants us to kick the Easter bunny habit.

WA Senate re-elections – what does it mean for voters?

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The Senate re-election in Western Australia has come and gone almost unnoticed by a seemingly disengaged public. Dominic O’Sullivan argues that to enhance the democratic credentials of our system we need to make sure that the act of voting is sufficiently clear for a vote to mean what the voter intends it to mean.