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Big tech has changed how we live – but we need to wrest back control

While Australia lacks good surveys on teens’ socialising patterns, there has been a troubling decline in mental wellbeing. A survey of primary and secondary school students found that in 2005, 33 per cent reported feeling very stressed. By 2017, that figure had risen to 49 per cent. The past decade …

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‘It stinks’: Botany Bay sewage releases must halt, Thistlethwaite says

The Mill Stream was also “a stone’s throw from residents who live in Bay Street, Botany, and the Botany Public School”, with the potential for obnoxious odours to linger in the area for days after a discharge, he said. He said it was time for federal Transport Minister Michael McCormack …

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Bangkok protests continue apace — is Thailand the next Hong Kong?

“Social media is a critical tool for rapid mobilisation, allowing a rapid shift of plans and location of protests. This fluid style of protests is in stark contrast to the 2010 protests when the Red Shirts occupied a major intersection for months,” the Australian National University’s Thailand expert Greg Raymond …

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Star Trek’s USS Commander-turned-director shoots to thrill but always with heart

Frakes as Commander Will Riker in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, which ran from 1987 to 1994.Credit:CBS Few directors have found such ease with the syntax of Star Trek storytelling – Nicholas Meyer’s magnificent turns with the films The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country are standouts …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Hawkesbury on Thursday

Race 2 – 2.05PM HRC HOTEL HANDICAP (1000 METRES) 5. Sirens was scratched from Kensington on Wednesday for this and he’s trialled in very good fashion for a debut win. Very well bred, dam was a topliner and he’s looked very professional. Should take beating.Dangers: 1. Shadow Colour has now …

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Promising pedigree raises alarm bells for Sirens’ rivals

Having parents who could gallop is a big head start to any horse’s life and three-year-old colt Sirens certainly has that on his side as he makes his debut at Hawkesbury on Thursday. He’s a son of former top sprinter, and successful stallion, Exceed And Excel from the group 1-placed …

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Poll Call: LNP youth curfew could breach international law warns expert

The LNP will create 100,000 fewer jobs during the next five years than Labor have since 2015. LNP leader Deb Frecklington.Credit:Paul Harris Deb Frecklington said the LNP’s economic plan would create 150,000 jobs over the next five years. Before the pandemic hit, the Labor government created 250,000 jobs since coming …

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Ben Brown meets with Melbourne

Essendon and Fremantle are among the other clubs who have been linked to Brown. He is not a free agent, having been recruited to North as a mature-age player from the VFL and only served seven seasons at Arden Street. Loading Brown is one of at least five experienced and …

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Is SAS Australia the most brutal reality TV show we’ve seen?

The brutal new reality series has proved an instant hit for Seven, becoming the top-rating non-news program with its first two episodes and generating strong reactions on social media and across headlines. According to a Seven spokesperson, the show – which streams both censored and uncensored versions of each episode …

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‘Just like a freight train’: cicadas’ song hints at bushfire bounceback

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Wander in many parts of the Blue Mountains during the daytime and it’s likely your ears will soon be ringing with the sound of countless cicadas singing for a mate. Most will likely be cicadas of the greengrocer species known for their …

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