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Author: Lucy Shannon

Close to the heart of gay rights campaigner Rodney Croome are two flags made from the dresses of drag queens who fought police in the Stonewall riots in New York. They’ll now be preserved in a collection of memorabilia documenting the battle to change society’s views. Read more: Why one of Australia's leading gay rights […]

The long-term project will look at who is most at risk of the condition and how they can potentially “self-manage” risk behaviours to build resilience to dementia using diet, exercise, improving social contact or pursuing further education. Read more: World's 'biggest' dementia study hopes to enlist 10,000 Tasmanians Source: ABC News

The apparent suicide of a 16-year-old boy was an avoidable death and too much for his mother, who later took her own life, the boy’s father says outside an inquest in Hobart. Read more: 'I fear for other parents': Father of boy believed to have taken his own life sounds warning for others Source: ABC […]

Days after a scathing letter from emergency doctors was leaked to media, two women who worked as nurses at the Royal Hobart Hospital detail their disturbing experiences there in a letter to the ABC. Read more: 'Assaulted, abused and bullied': Sobering stories from Hobart nurses Source: ABC News

Tasmania has banned GMOs for 18 years, but a review is now underway and one scientist says there is a moral responsibility to use genetic modification to develop more resilient crops and battle famine — however farmers are split over the issue. Read more: Tasmania has banned genetically modified food for 18 years — this […]

It’s been 12 months since Tasmania’s Government convened an emergency housing summit, but despite some improvements, more than 3,200 people remain on the waiting list for public housing and advocates say the crisis remains acute. Read more: When 16-year-old Hayley left home, her only option was to go to a women's shelter Source: ABC News


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