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Australia's child suicide epidemic

The death of a child is always heartbreaking but when it is by suicide it is as devastating as it ...  
What if William Tyrell was black?

While we are still on the lookout for William, perhaps we have forgotten that 20,000 children are ...  
Wheelchairs for Kids: Spreading a message of hope

The thousands of wheelchairs produced to aid children across the world are a sign of hope despite ...  
Modern slavery and food: The unpalatable truth

Modern slavery and atrocities abound in food production but there are ethical alternatives. Bruce ...  
Imbalance, not addiction: Young adults and social media

Addiction, bullying, distraction — despite critiques, James Arfanis discusses the creative ...  
Deporting the innocents: The UK’s forced child migration program and Australia

Dr Binoy Kampmark discusses the recently released UK Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual ...  
Ahed Tamimi: An activist's slap and the occupation of Palestine

Ian Curr exposes the injustice of a 16-year-old Palestinian activist on trial for slapping an ...  
Two small primary schools and their mottos: A case study

Experienced educator Dr Lee Duffield looks at the mottos and exhortations of two neightbouring ...  
What African gangs? The youth crime scare is simply class warfare

The Government should be condemned for demonising poor and minority communities, writes Kate ...  
Australia's child protection system is ripping families apart

Child protection and family services should focus on assisting vulnerable families as opposed to ...  
Happy New Year, gang! Turnbull and Dutton's horror start to 2018

Forget Dutton's scares about gangs on the streets of Melbourne, writes managing editor Dave ...  
DUNCAN STORRAR: The Royal Commission: Why I just had to go

Duncan Storrar was abused in state-run facilities as a child. It scarred him for life. Duncan ...  
Turnbull’s brutal 'redress' compensates only 'good' child sex abuse victims

No adult crime erases the legitimacy of trauma caused by childhood abuse, yet Turnbull’s two- ...  
Royal Commission recommends sweeping reforms for Catholic Church

There were more than four times the number of child abuse allegations against the Catholic Church ...  
Australia's abominable secret: A suicide crisis among children

Australia's suicide rates among Indigenous children is a national abomination borne of dirt-poor ...  
Duncan Storrar: Porter's cruel 'redress' joke for abuse victims

Institutional abuse victim Duncan Storrar says the Commonwealth Redress Scheme is a cruel joke ...  
Gaoling children: Australia’s latest method of 'keeping people safe'

The Turnbull Government, with the eager support of the state premiers, is marching us towards ...  
Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission and the Catholic confessional sanctity

The Catholic Church’s systemic abuse of children exposes a corrupt medieval hierarchy, which ...