Death and dying

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A moment that changed me: ‘My mother taught me to face impossible tasks – and so I carried the coffin at her funeral’
From an early age, she encouraged me to be strong, physically and mentally. Those gifts helped me through the day we buried her

Sarah Hall

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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It’s the anniversary of my mum’s death – and I’m thinking about space rocks and shell suits
There’ll be more laughs than tears today… as long as you discount tantrums from the three-year-old

Séamas O’Reilly

17, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Shooters party MPs back euthanasia bill as NSW parliament gears up for crucial vote
Support from three MPs could push voluntary assisted dying bill over the line after Dominic Perrottet signals Liberals will get a conscience vote

Michael McGowan

12, Oct, 2021 @12:46 AM

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Time stopped when my son died. Now its passing shapes my grief | Warwick McFadyen
When it comes to grief, people speak of time as the great healer. But it is also frightening for it puts a distance between the living and the dead

Warwick McFadyen

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Third of Britons have seriously wished death on someone, poll finds
Survey also finds three-quarters are comfortable talking about their own deaths in marked cultural shift

Harriet Sherwood

06, Oct, 2021 @11:12 AM

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A moment that changed me: my dead father haunted my dreams – until I drowned his caul
My late father would often appear to me in nightmares as a zombie. But I realised if I wanted to move on, I had to set him free

David Keenan

06, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Losing my family caused a tsunami of grief, but also taught me how to live | Jen McPherson
My brother, mother and father all died before I was 30. I didn’t cope well at first, but then I had an epiphany, says student Jen McPherson

Jen McPherson

02, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bird taxidermy: the Australian specialists who love birds in life and death
From grieving pet owners to TV shows and major museums, demand for taxidermists remains strong. And birds are a mainstay

Rosemary Bolger

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Covid Requiem review – an emotional eulogy for the pandemic’s victims
Lesley Orr and Jo Clifford’s show about the lives of some who have died in the past 18 months is a necessary act of communal remembrance

Mark Fisher

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Welcome decision on assisted dying | Brief letters
Brief letters: BMA | Ofsted | Reusable cups | Teachers’ comments | Tea


17, Sep, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Queensland MPs vote to legalise voluntary assisted dying
An overwhelming majority of MPs voted in favour of the laws, after an emotional three-day debate

Ben Smee

16, Sep, 2021 @9:11 AM

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Listen by Kathryn Mannix review – a wise guide to finding the right words
From adoption to sexuality, early pregnancy to death, a palliative care doctor explores the discussions we often try to avoid

Joanna Cannon

16, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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