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Obesity's paradoxical impact on trends in life expectancy

Obesity's paradoxical impact on trends in life expectancy | politicos | Scoop.it
The rising level of obesity, along with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other related diseases, is predicted to slow down or reverse the decline in mortality seen in most Western countries in recent decades.
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Crikey says: no surplus, no cry

Crikey says: no surplus, no cry | politicos | Scoop.it
Merry Christmas, Tony Abbott: Wayne Swan gifts the best election ad possible. Bernard Keane and John Quiggin weigh in. We're giving out presents to the best of arts and culture in 2012. How Screen Australia ran out of money -- six months...
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Asylum seeker impasse: more regional focus needed

Asylum seeker impasse: more regional focus needed | politicos | Scoop.it
While it is vital to hold the government to account for its actions towards asylum seekers in Australia, a far greater impact on refugees results from our inaction in the region and beyond, writes Susan Metcalfe, author of The Pacific...
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2012 in review: Public life

2012 in review: Public life | politicos | Scoop.it
In the next of our week-long series looking back at 2012, Tim Dunlop says "sexist" only partly describes the behaviour of some of the men who ruled our newspapers and airwaves this year. The other word is "childish".
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Murdered academics fondly remembered

Murdered academics fondly remembered | politicos | Scoop.it
Two university scholars murdered in Tasmania have been mourned by their colleagues, the academics union has said.
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Why a suburban mum gave her kids’ toy guns the bullet

Why a suburban mum gave her kids’ toy guns the bullet | politicos | Scoop.it
Have your heard about the proposed Australian buyback for toy guns?
It’s the brainchild of Adelaide mother Sam Paior, and it has sparked fierce debate across the country.
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The real social media photo worry of the week | Article | The Punch

The real social media photo worry of the week | Article | The Punch | politicos | Scoop.it
Weekend Punch: the first day of the rest of our lives. by The Punch Team. 210 .... 292Punch on: Open thread 20/12/2012. 259If there is a line on gun control surely this crossed it. 240Will Sandy Hook be their Port Arthur?
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Is it time for Australia to tackle its Warren Buffett-style tax anomalies?

Is it time for Australia to tackle its Warren Buffett-style tax anomalies? | politicos | Scoop.it
In his 2012 State of the Union address US President Barack Obama lamented the fact that billionaire Warren Buffett faces a lower tax rate on his income than his secretary.
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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Gillard’s embarrassing backdown

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Gillard’s embarrassing backdown | politicos | Scoop.it
So it is that Wayne Swan and Julia Gillard will end the year with "we will bring the budget back into surplus in 2012-13" as a vote losing deadweight hanging around their necks. And other political news.
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Vale health advocate Gavin Mooney and partner Delys Weston

Vale health advocate Gavin Mooney and partner Delys Weston | politicos | Scoop.it
Such terrible, devastating news. Health economist Professor Gavin Mooney and his partner Delys Weston have been murdered in Tasmania. Gavin will be known to regular readers of Crikey’s health blog Croakey as a prolific contributor since...
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Media briefs: Global fail … where’s Tony? … bumper watch …

Media briefs: Global fail … where’s Tony? … bumper watch … | politicos | Scoop.it
Global Fail ... where's Tony? ... bumper watch ...
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A time for joy, reflection, and free tech advice

A time for joy, reflection, and free tech advice | politicos | Scoop.it
For Mel Buttle, getting into the spirit of Christmas means humouring your flustered mother's seating plan, offering free tech support to your older relatives, and avoiding competitive board games.
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Canberra’s got nothing on Christmas politics

Canberra’s got nothing on Christmas politics | politicos | Scoop.it
Christmas politics. Is there anything worse? It’s that time of year where at least 50 per cent of every family or friendship group grits their teeth and forces a smile as they try to negotiate whose turn it is to host or attend Christmas.
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Imam dreaming of a fatwa Christmas

Imam dreaming of a fatwa Christmas | politicos | Scoop.it
Deck the halls with vows of folly. The head imam of Sydney’s Lakemba mosque, Sheikh Yahya Safi, has effectively declared a fatwa on Christmas, urging his Sydney flock to take no part in anything to do with Christmas.
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The two Tonys and George Pell –

The two Tonys and George Pell – | politicos | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott's mysterious meeting with George Pell a few days ago and his backsliding on Lateline has caused a flurry of debate about politics, religion and whether the two should mix. Check out what Crikey's subscribers were sent on the issue.
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