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Bringing pregnancy loss into line with other forms of bereavement entitlement is an important step – but it should only be the beginning of the conversation.
A Pew Research Centre poll of 14 countries shows that nations hit hardest by Covid-19 are more likely to judge their governments' performance poorly.
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Income sources cut and high levels of public debt paint a gloomy future for small island developing states.
How coronavirus is accelerating the emergence of a new geopolitical formation.
The country’s failure to challenge the roots of fascist ideology has emboldened extremists.
Around a billion animals have been impacted by Australia’s bushfires. It’s a catastrophe in which more endangered species will be pushed closer to the brink of extinction.
I knew there was no defence against the fires, only faint hope.
Fischer led his party through the 1990s and was deputy prime minister, before suddenly opting out to give more time to his autistic son. He remained Australia’s best-loved politician.