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When A Man Snaps...

Stu Spence
This week's three photions include a camel who's got the hump, proof that Barbie is trashy, and the reason for the expression 'the walls have ears'.

When A Man Snaps Publisher of photions... photographs with captions

Our Reef Is Far From Hunky Dory

Pixar Animation Studios
We know we can save the Reef but we are running out of time. That’s why this election is crucial to the Reef’s survival. It’s never been more important to vote for the Reef, including so we can make sure that when Dory does find her way home, it’s full of all the colours of the rainbow.

Larissa Waters Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland

22 Treats You Must Try On Your Next Trip To Italy

Mandy Nicholls/Almost Landing
It's no secret Italy has amazing food. We ate our way through Italy and loved every bite (although the scales didn't). It's known for its pasta, pizza and gelato, but there is so much more...

Mandy Nicholls Travel blogger and co-creator of AlmostLanding.com

How To Vote If You're Apathetic About The Election

Comstock Images
For a lot of people, the election result has little material effect. Fortunately, you don't need to use your vote to help yourself. You can, in fact, use it to benefit other members of society.

Victoria Pye Lesbian, biostatistican, political nut and spin instructor (in no particular order)

I Vote For More Women On Our Ballot Papers

Jason Reed / Reuters
When it comes to the issues, pundits are observing that women are increasingly engaged in this election. And yet as this election campaign staggers to a close, we can say that gender equality and issues which matter to women have been largely absent. Why?

Helen Dalley-Fisher Program Manager, Equality Rights Alliance

The Post That Nearly Broke Facebook

Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
I applaud all women however they choose to face age. But I posted the photo specifically because our popular culture has bred a deep fear of wrinkles, age spots and white hair, as if they are symptoms of a communicable disease.

Andrea Pflaumer Arts writer, video host, and author of Shopping for the Real You and She’s Got Good Jeans

The Right To Elect Our Government Peacefully Is A Coup

Getty Images
To anyone who is miffed at the inconvenience of having to squeeze in exercising your democratic right to vote for your government in a persecution-free, safe environment, on your weekend, I just can't empathise.

Nama Winston Recovering solicitor, who now just wants us all to be nicer to each other

Bernard Tomic, You Don't Get To Use The 'R' Word

Kat Abianac
When the 'R' word is used, you're telling the world you think it's the worst thing that could happen to a person. A person not like you. A person you are better than. You are saying that having an intellectual disability is about as bad as it gets.

Kat Abianac Writer, family life hacker, course creator

The Eye-Opening Cost Of Childhood Blindness

The Fred Hollows Foundation
As a mother of five, I'd do whatever it takes to help my kids. That's how I can understand why Juliette, an impoverished young mum in rural Burundi, went to such great lengths to help her son.

Gabi Hollows Co-founder, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Should You Be Friends With Your Ex?

Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
It's hard to just let go of someone who has been a big part of your existence, especially if the separation was on good and mutual terms. But does this mean that we have to remain friends with the person we use to be in love with?

Renee Slansky Relationship and dating expert, blogger, writer and TV presenter

Those Who Use Humour Are Having The Last Laugh

Daisy Gilardini
We live in a time when one in four adults experience anxiety or depression. Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under fifty. Life is tough. Is it any wonder we have forgotten how to laugh?

John Ryan Writer and performer

Our Shot To End Malaria

You can't help but imagine how different things would be if you lived in parts of Africa where malaria is the number one killer of young children in your community. It's unthinkable, yet every day more than 800 children lose their lives because of a mosquito bite. In this day and age, this should not be happening.

Andy Murray Two-time major-winning tennis player and Leadership Council Member for Malaria No More UK

Your Mortgage Might Be Making You Sick

Peter Dazeley
We live in societies being sold on the dream of owning our home. But at what price to the family? At what price to the mothers and fathers, and especially the children?

Winfried Sedhoff GP specialising in mental health, author

Do Our Pollies Care About Poverty?

Adam Gault
Where, in all of this talk of the economy, is the issue of poverty, both in Australia and abroad? What are the implications of the major parties' policies for poverty and inequality, two issues that bring a much-needed ethical inflection to the too often grubby business of electioneering?

Anu Mundkur Co-chair of Academics Stand Against Poverty (Oceania) and Associate Director of the Gender Consortium at Flinders University.