It was 98 years ago today – at 11 am, on the 11th day of the 11th month – that the guns of World War I fell silent, ending the epic global conflict that consumed millions of lives. Nearly 11 million of these were military personnel – that, for context, is nearly half the current

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The University of Canberra started the week by going 100% tobacco free. No smoking or other tobacco use is allowed anywhere on University-controlled property. No ifs or ‘butts’ about it. The harm that tobacco inflicts on the health of those who consume it, and those who inadvertently inhale second-hand smoke, is well documented. You truly have to

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After months of excited anticipation, Rani, my much better half, and I finally landed at the Canberra airport on August 21. We are normally light travellers; in fact, we often don’t even have any bags to check. This journey, au contraire, was anything but light. We had seven large checked suitcases between us plus two carry-on bags

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