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Climate change will kill you, part one: heat

From bushfires and heat, to floods, and the increasing severity of disease, Australians are already feeling the impacts of a warming planet.

From bushfires and heat, to floods, and the increasing severity of disease, Australians are already feeling the impacts of a warming planet. In this new series, journalist Paddy Manning investigates the link between climate change and human health, and tells the stories of those who have become some of the first casualties of the climate crisis. Today’s episode is part one: heat. 

Guest: Contributing editor to The Monthly, Paddy Manning.

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The dream machine: The 59th Venice Biennale

Curator Cecilia Alemani’s long overdue Biennale overwhelmingly features female artists and champions indigenous voices and other minorities

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Age is just a number

The slow decline of Australia’s aged-care system into a bureaucratic nightmare

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

What the oil and gas industry tells itself

A week after the devastating floods, the fossil-fuel industry described the scarcity of new projects today as “frightening”

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How to be a prime minister

The task ahead for Anthony Albanese in restoring the idea that governments should seek to make the country better

Online exclusives

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Age is just a number

The slow decline of Australia’s aged-care system into a bureaucratic nightmare

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The making of Jay Swan in ‘Mystery Road: Origin’

Mark Coles Smith leads an impressive ensemble cast in the ABC’s new prequel series uncovering the early life of Indigenous detective Jay Swan

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Ghosts in the war machine

Does the military attract violent misanthropists, or are they forged in murky theatres of war?

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A dog’s breakfast

Notes on John Hughes’s plagiarism scandal