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Caitlin Fitzsimmons is a senior writer for The Sun-Herald, focusing on social affairs.

'I'm still the same person inside': Olivia's journey coming out as a transgender teen
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'I'm still the same person inside': Olivia's journey coming out as a transgender teen

Four years ago, Olivia Stewart realised the reason she'd always felt different from boys her own age was because she was a girl. But working up the courage to speak about it would take another nine months.

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'If it all goes wrong, I'd rather be on the water': COVID-19 sparks boating boom
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'If it all goes wrong, I'd rather be on the water': COVID-19 sparks boating boom

NSW Maritime figures show a 40 per cent rise in secondhand boats and a 26 per cent rise in new boat registrations during the pandemic.

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COVID-19 outbreak stops girls cricket team from attending competition, but not the boys

COVID-19 outbreak stops girls cricket team from attending competition, but not the boys

Families of teenage cricketers are angry that Cricket NSW has banned girls from travelling to Tamworth from the Central Coast for a statewide cricket competition, having allowed the boys to play the week before.

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'We're back where we were a year ago': Homeless fears for bushfire survivors as insurance runs out
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'We're back where we were a year ago': Homeless fears for bushfire survivors as insurance runs out

Survivors of the Black Summer bushfires could be left homeless by insurance companies ceasing to pay for temporary accommodation.

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'It was horrible': Woman wins long battle to regain control of her finances
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'It was horrible': Woman wins long battle to regain control of her finances

Monique Beach has had her capacity to manage her financial affairs legally restored after nearly a decade with the state’s public trustee left her in greater debt, living on a pittance and her home in disrepair.

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'Where thought bubbles go to die': White Bay's long history of failed ideas

'Where thought bubbles go to die': White Bay's long history of failed ideas

The prime real estate around White Bay has been a lightning rod for quintessentially Sydney debates over what type of harbour it wants.

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Don't get too smug: US-style voter suppression could happen here too
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Don't get too smug: US-style voter suppression could happen here too

There is a push to make it harder to vote in Australia.

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'I feel naked without it': 99 per cent of smartphone users experience 'nomophobia'
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'I feel naked without it': 99 per cent of smartphone users experience 'nomophobia'

New research suggests nearly all Australian smartphone users experience fear being without their mobile phones and more than one in eight have severe symptoms associated with illegal or dangerous behaviour.

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Bill for veterans' mental health care reaches $241m with 20,000 in rehab
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Bill for veterans' mental health care reaches $241m with 20,000 in rehab

Nearly 20,000 former soldiers and other veterans are checking in to rehab clinics for psychiatric and substance abuse problems every year.

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'Better to hand out a mask than a fine': Calls for free masks to promote mandate

'Better to hand out a mask than a fine': Calls for free masks to promote mandate

Experts say face masks were an important defence against the virus and the government should be handing them out in railway stations and large bus terminals in the same way free condoms are handed out to prevent the spread of HIV.

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Cloth mask makers expecting 'quite the rush' after Sydney mask mandate

Cloth mask makers expecting 'quite the rush' after Sydney mask mandate

Mask maker Sophie Alais, co-founder of Saving Face Co, welcomed the announcement as "fantastic but also probably overdue".

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons