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Talking Trash: How Rubbish could be your Riches

China’s recent ban on foreign waste imports has thrown Australia into the dumps. But could saving our own rubbish be the key to create an economically sustainable, waste-free future?   DANA PENDRICK   Following China’s ban of foreign waste imports, more than 600,000 tonnes of waste materials, including textiles, plastics and metals, have piled up […]

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Confronting Visions

Known for the controversy of Piss Christ, artist provocateur Andres Serrano returns to Australia twenty years later to a different reception, reports STEPHEN HILL.   Having depicted everything from morgue bodies to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in urine, veteran visual artist Andres Serrano has turned his attention to portraying the discomforting reality of the […]

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Autoimmunity: The Paradox of Disease

DANA PENDRICK   The story of Selena Gomez’s battle with lupus disease has resurfaced in recent news due to her latest appearance in Australia.   Last year, the young American popstar disappeared from the public eye to undergo chemotherapy and a kidney transplant as a result of the disease.   Lupus, like the other 100 […]