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Tom Petty: A free spirit

Legendary American musician Tom Petty has died of a heart attack, aged 66.  
Voluntary assisted dying: Solving the impossible trolley problem

Bills introduced to both NSW and Victorian state parliaments argue that voluntary assisted dying ...  
Spasming vaginas, dark web news, erotic IQ? Melbourne, we have to talk!

Last week, Kerry Cue almost overdosed on Melbourne. You do need to be careful!  
Systemic failures lead to Aboriginal death in custody in NSW

The NSW Coroner finds systemic failures led to the suicide death of an Indigenous man in a NSW ...  
Walter Becker: A true artist

Influential jazz/rock musician Walter Becker has died of undisclosed causes, aged 67.  
Review: ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck'

Brooke Murphy reviews ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck', a self-help book with a differe ...  
Photos and the digital dark age: We’re just not getting the picture

We should be printing those Instagram images to avoid losing them to the digital dark age, fore ...  
Did we kill Dr Yunupingu? Poor fellow my country

Dr Yunupingu did not need to die; he was killed by a system that abandoned him, writes contribu ...  
Drowning in White privilege

The First Nations community is both reeling and in mourning; Indigenous affairs editor Natalie ...  
Dr G Yunupingu: And now a deafening silence

Internationally acclaimed Indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu has died at age 46 following a long ...  
Anthony Foster: A colossus between sex abuse victims and the church

A farewell to the unwavering advocate for Catholic Church victims of child sex abuse, Anthony ...  
Might monogamy be the real sexual revolution?

Many of us assumed free-love promiscuity was radical — but is it? Dr Mark Manolopoulos discus ...  
The big filter: Is there intelligent life on Tinder?

The chances of finding a decent relationship on Tinder is like finding evidence of intelligent ...  
Fourteen reasons why: The system's role in suicide

Shouldn’t the system take at least some of the responsibility for suicide?  
Chuck Berry: The founder of rock and roll

If rock and roll had a founder, it was undoubtedly Chuck Berry.  
Think millennials are lazy? Think again

Over-educated, under-employed and often living with the parents, life as a Millennial is not an ...  
Empathy: What our dysfunctional world needs

As a new year dawns, let's resolve to reach out beyond our comfort zone to be more tolerant ...  
Happy News Year!

Contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence reviews the year that was and begins 2017 with a good ...  

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