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

‘A redo of first year’: Second-year uni students finally get a taste of campus life

‘A redo of first year’: Second-year uni students finally get a taste of campus life

University campuses are returning to normal with students hanging out on the lawns, going for drinks at the uni bar and joining clubs and sporting teams.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

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How do you talk about consent with your kids?
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How do you talk about consent with your kids?

What do we understand by the word “consent”? And how do you talk about it with your children?

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
‘It’s a big day’: Easter sees the return of mass baptisms and confirmations after the pandemic

‘It’s a big day’: Easter sees the return of mass baptisms and confirmations after the pandemic

This year marks the return of two great Easter traditions - mass baptisms and confirmations for Catholics and the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Proposed English test a hurdle for migrants escaping violent partners

Proposed English test a hurdle for migrants escaping violent partners

A proposal to require migrants on partner visas to pass an English language test before obtaining permanent residency could make it harder for victims of domestic violence to seek help, submissions to a government consultation warn.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
‘A wake-up call’: Disgruntled couples waiting years to get wedding photos
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‘A wake-up call’: Disgruntled couples waiting years to get wedding photos

Dozens of couples are fighting to get their wedding prints from one of Australia’s top wedding photographers, with a string of disgruntled customers and business associates across three states.

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‘Lack of empathy and sympathy’: Formerly stranded Aussies adjust to life back home
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‘Lack of empathy and sympathy’: Formerly stranded Aussies adjust to life back home

Nearly 500,000 Australian expats and travellers have returned since the start of the pandemic but it’s not always a smooth transition, especially for those who were stranded for months.

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PBS listing slashes breast cancer treatment from $50k to hundreds of dollars

PBS listing slashes breast cancer treatment from $50k to hundreds of dollars

The decision by the federal government to add two breast cancer drugs to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is good news for Kristina Gorscak.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons and James Massola
Carla Zampatti hospitalised after falling down stairs at the opera

Carla Zampatti hospitalised after falling down stairs at the opera

The fashion designer was attending the opening night of La Traviata at Mrs Macquaries Point on Friday night when she fell on the bottom two steps of a staircase.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons and Andrew Hornery
‘Absolutely not’: Minister doesn’t want cruise ships at White Bay
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‘Absolutely not’: Minister doesn’t want cruise ships at White Bay

NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the terminal wasn’t well integrated into the area, but he had to work with existing constraints in mapping out the future of the precinct.

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Minister says White Bay is a test case for Sydney’s new vision
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Minister says White Bay is a test case for Sydney’s new vision

It’s an ambitious plan, and perhaps the only certainty is the expectation of more than a little blow-back along the way, but according to Rob Stokes, “it has to be done”.

  • by Angus Thompson and Caitlin Fitzsimmons
False alarm sparks evacuation at quarantine hotel

False alarm sparks evacuation at quarantine hotel

NSW Police are investigating a potential quarantine breach at the Mercure Sydney after a partial evacuation of guests.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons