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"For more than two centuries, Australia, Aotearoa-New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands have been entwined in complex regional arrangements and processes. These relationships, borne of large-scale colonization, endured through post-World War II decolonization, and into a period that could be defined by Australia and New Zealand’s neocolonial dominance. ..." – By Kylie Agllias and Mel Gray
"Mental health is a topic that has gained more national attention in the 21st century. This attention is often triggered by a crisis that has negative consequences such as a school shooting, serial killer, workplace shooting, or the suicide of a public figure. However, the challenge of mental health is a much bigger problem, often experienced away from public attention and concern. ..." – By Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, Rhea Porter, Taylor Geyton and Anthony Estreet
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