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Australia is safer than it used to be but family violence persists

I was walking down the street the other day when I found an iPad on the footpath, propped against a neighbour’s fence.

  • Caitlin Fitzsimmons
  • Brisbane Times

Someone had clearly lost the device, while another person had put it aside so the owner could find it but no one would tread on it in the meantime.

Handcuffs 1a by Fairfax Media LLLLThis was the moment I knew the gentrification of my inner-city suburb was complete – even if the graffiti in the railway tunnel still says “die Yuppie scum”.

This incident would have been unlikely a couple of decades ago, and not just because iPads hadn’t been invented…

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