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Nobody should be forced to come out as Rebel Wilson was, famous or not

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Last week, Australian actor Rebel Wilson posted a picture with her female partner, US fashion designer Ramona Agruma, to her 11 million Instagram followers. Her public coming out was met with a tidal wave of positivit...

Nobody should be forced to come out as Rebel Wilson was, famous or not

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Last week, Australian actor Rebel Wilson posted a picture with her female partner, US fashion designer Ramona Agruma, to her 11 million Instagram followers. Her public coming out was met with a tidal wave of positivit...

Rewilding, or just a greenwashed land grab? It all depends on who benefits

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Few environmental ventures have captured the popular imagination quite like rewilding. For decades, campaigners have been clamouring for the restoration of natural ecosystems as an urgent response to climate breakdown...

Why do we love advice columns so much? We are hungry little piggies desperate for rules and guidance

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There’s a lot of information about society in relationship advice writing. The first thing you can safely deduce doesn’t even come from the content, just the sheer amount of advice columns that are produced: we love i...

Johnson’s energy security strategy won’t bring down our eye-watering heating bills

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At last, the energy security strategy has been published, after weeks of hedging, briefing and delays. The original aims of the strategy, which was initially promised on 7 March, were worthy: to confront rocketing ene...

The Met Office will declare fewer heatwaves: what a gift for climate crisis deniers

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In a morass of bad climate news, from collapsing ice shelves to the potential resurgence of coal in Europe, there is a sliver of good news. There could be fewer heatwaves declared in England this summer. However, this...

A new Tory faction is ‘scrutinising’ net zero – with tactics learned from Brexit

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In the final days of Theresa May’s premiership, the UK’s net-zero target, like the landmark 2008 Climate Change Act before it, entered the statute book with hardly any resistance. Well-founded complaints were made tha...

Fractious Australia has much to learn from the kindness and purpose of New Zealand politics

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Pre-Covid, when international travel was still common, many Kiwi travellers received a similar question wherever they happened to be around the globe: Jacinda Ardern, is she the real deal? The New Zealand prime minist...

I’m all for New Zealand giving tobacco a kicking – but don’t criminalise smoking

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I once lived with a militant vegetarian who had grown up near an abattoir. With a thousand-yard stare, he’d talk about how its bloody runoff would seep into his local playground. He hadn’t touched meat since those day...

Facebook’s lame attempts to grab my attention make it clear: it’s time to leave

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It’s 2am and, for the past hour, I’ve been reliving an entire decade of my life. As far as I can tell, it was a phenomenally stupid decade. If my Facebook pictures are anything to go by, I spent all of uni honking my ...

Australia’s zany prospectus for net zero can’t hide its carbon addiction

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Countries and corporations have been falling over each other to claim they are doing more than any other in the world to stop climate breakdown. Now Australia has added to the throngs of climate pledges. One of the wo...

Bravo, supreme court: we do need rules to stop men interrupting women

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Along with various inalienable rights and governing principles, the tendency for men to talk over women has now been officially recognised by the US supreme court. Newly introduced rules to the structure of oral argum...