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The Robert E. Lee statue for which the ‘Unite the Right’ rally was organized to protest its removal in Charlottesville, Virginia. EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS

From Charlottesville to Nazi Germany, sometimes monuments have to fall

The violence sparked by the removal of Confederate statues in the US shows the ideas that collect around historical monuments. Sometimes it's better to remove them; yet they can be an important way of remembering trauma.
Walking is free, easy and can get you from A to B - but does it “count” in terms of how much exercise we need? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: in terms of exercise, is walking enough?

Fitness, strength and mobility are important for us to live happy and healthy lives, how much does walking improve these measures?
The problem with the This Girl Can campaign is that the male gaze remains dominant, internalised as self-perception. This Girl Can/Sport England

This Girl Can(‘t)? Campaign simply reworks 'sex sells’ approach

While getting more women to take part in sport is a laudable achievement, it would be better if the campaign also helped free them from the objectification of the dominant male gaze.
Firefighters at the Coolaroo recycling plant earlier this month. AAP Image/Mal Fairclough

Australian recycling plants have no incentive to improve

The Victorian government is auditing every recycling facility in the state after a disastrous fire at Coolaroo. It raises a bigger issue: we don't know how many plants Australia has or where they are.
Women still only make up a small percentage of the Australian game development industry. What’s being done to change this? from www.shutterstock.com

More women are becoming game developers, but there’s a long way to go

Women are making inroads in the gaming industry but progress is slow. We need more flexible workplaces, and perhaps even hiring quotas, to fix the gender imbalance.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together. Tara Winkler

Modern slavery and tourism: when holidays and human exploitation collide

Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.

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