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Cancer of the soul: post-traumatic stress disorder

MORE THAN a million Australians at any given time have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, making it at least as widespread as depression. Yet the disorder rarely rates a public mention, even during National Mental Health Week last month, and a strong stigma persists, HANNAH ROSE STONE reports.

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Crime shows harmful and unrealistic: forensic experts

AT THE 2011 Sexual Health Conference, held recently in Canberra, leading forensic experts discussed the negative effects fictional crime shows have on real life crime investigations and forensic operations, ALYSON VARDOS reports.

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Sexist attitudes remain entrenched in modern football

THE arrest of Robert Lui during the NRL finals has reignited claims that the football culture is to blame for sexual assault and violence. SIAN McGROUTHER looks at the issue.

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The horror of Hendra

Horse owners have been advised to stay vigilant despite the lifting of Hendra quarantine restrictions. SAMANTHA TAYLOR looks at the virus in Australia.

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Uncertainty and fear around UC-CIT merger

THE UNIVERSITY of Canberra (UC) and Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) amalgamation proposed by Professor Denise Bradley in July this year is surrounded by a lot of uncertainty and questions, NATALYA YESKINA reports.

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Australia’s STI epidemic

AUSTRALIANS are losing condoms and gaining infections: An epidemic of sexually transmitted infections is sweeping the nation, MELANIE LEACH reports.

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Untangling the Eurozone crisis

EUROZONE members are attempting to tackle Greece’s debt, fearing that the country will be forced to default and leave the Eurozone, NATALIE PLUMMER reports.

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What now for asylum seekers in Australia?

What now for asylum seekers in Australia? STEPHANIE ANDERSON canvases the issue.

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]