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Australia’s response to the HIV/AIDS crisis

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The first cases of HIV/AIDS first occurred in the early 1980. Professor David Penington was Chairman of the National AIDS Task Force at the time and recounts how the recognition and response to the disease unfolded in Australia ahead of a global AIDS conference in Melbourne.

From grassroots to gold: The paradox of Australian sport

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Although Australia is a great sporting nation, this hasn’t recently translated into sporting success on an international level. Steve Georgakis says that school sport, the foundation of Australian sport, should be more than about finding our next elite athletes.

Have a night in to get the word out

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Too many women across Australia are still exposed to domestic violence. Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia, talks about a campaign aiming to change attitudes and behaviours.

Unplug and play

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It's a big job being a child’s most important teacher. Leonie Percy invites parents to take the time to reflect, be present and find a mindful moment with their child.

The Dry July phenomenon continues to gain momentum

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Dry July is a fundraiser which challenges you to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer. Brett Macdonald, Dry July co-founder, explains how the initiative is going from strength to strength.

Simple ways to improve well-being

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Most of the research into well-being concentrates on if and how it can be increased. Justin Cole is part of a team studying the effectiveness of self-help exercises as methods for improving well-being.

Make your positive mark on this country!

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Migrants always have made a huge contribution to the quality of life we enjoy as Australians. Victoria Kvisle tells the story of how she and her family became involved in a charity funding research into cancer.

Public primary school sport in Australian culture: Addressing inequality!

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Almost two in five primary school aged students do no physical activity outside of school hours. Steve Georgakis explains why school sport needs to be compulsory.

Open letter to Parliamentarians: Dying without pain and with dignity

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Voluntary assisted dying is a sensitive topic that affects the whole of society. Hany Montan asks all members of states and federal Parlilaments to reveal how they stand on this issue.

Go Red for Women

Heart Foundation

Go Red this June and raise money to help beat the single biggest killer of Australian women. The Heart Foundation is leading the fight against heart disease. Dress red, eat red … Anything goes as long as it’s red.