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Jewel Topsfield is the national correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, based in Melbourne. She was previously the Indonesia correspondent. She has won multiple awards, including a Walkley for international journalism and the Lowy Institute Media Award.

No one knows who the hell you are: why the Nobel Prize didn't change Peter Doherty

No one knows who the hell you are: why the Nobel Prize didn't change Peter Doherty

Scientist Peter Doherty describes himself as an "out-and-proud curmudgeon".

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Are suppression orders obsolete in the digital age?

Are suppression orders obsolete in the digital age?

Suppression orders related to continuing sensitive prosecutions have become more frequent in Australia. But has our internet age rendered them worthless?

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Rental apps could increase discrimination against tenants: CHOICE

Rental apps could increase discrimination against tenants: CHOICE

The Australian Human Rights Commission is conducting a major project into how to protect human rights in a new era of technological development.

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Saving food from deep burial

Saving food from deep burial

Katy Barfield once rescued 27 tonnes of yellowfin tuna from deep burial.

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‘Impending plasticide’: Emergency tax tipped as waste crisis deepens

‘Impending plasticide’: Emergency tax tipped as waste crisis deepens

Australia’s waste crisis is tipped to deepen, with global wealth manager Credit Suisse predicting the federal government will intervene within two years.

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Watching for wolves: What can be done to stop the next extremist?

Watching for wolves: What can be done to stop the next extremist?

Once upon a time, Dr Clarke Jones was a guy who helped lock up terrorists. But three years ago he met someone who challenged his perspective.

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Don't make crime about race, Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner warns Melbourne

Don't make crime about race, Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner warns Melbourne

Chin Tan says it is 'highly misleading and counter-productive' to frame Melbourne’s problems with crime as a problem with African-Australian communities.

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The number one recycling mistake Australians are still making

The number one recycling mistake Australians are still making

The most common recycling mistake made by Australians is to throw soft plastics, such as bread bags, into the kerbside recycling bin.

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Feted as hero after life of crime, Trolley Man just wanted to do something right

Feted as hero after life of crime, Trolley Man just wanted to do something right

Melbourne's 'homeless hero' has one regret: that his grandmother didn't live to see him commit selfless act.

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NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton accused of failing to tackle waste crisis
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NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton accused of failing to tackle waste crisis

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has been accused of failing to address the state’s waste crisis by providing incentives to divert rubbish from landfill or crackdown on illegal dumping.

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Should Australia be turning its rubbish into electricity?

Should Australia be turning its rubbish into electricity?

Should Australia be turning its rubbish into electricity?

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