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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Liberty is the highest political end

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If the pinnacle of government is liberty, then surely this includes the freedom to speak and ask questions. Cheryl McDonnell urges us to stand up for people like Duncan Storrar, because the next liberty to be taken might well be our own.

Big data – what is it and why is it important?

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The government is currently asking the public to comment on a draft Guide to big data and the Australian Privacy Principles. Alan Stevenson says we need to take a step back and talk about both the power and limitations of big data.

Understanding schizophrenia – do what you can do

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At the Schizophrenia Awareness Week comes to an end, Rob Ramjan, CEO of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, urges us all to get to understand the complexity and hopefully be more supportive of people with schizophrenia and their carers.

Silencing democracy – the media and Duncan Storrar

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A group of disabled peoples organisations, not for profits, community leaders, Human Rights lawyers, unions and commentators on civic participation have issued a Statement of Concern about the media treatment of Duncan Storrar after asking a question as an audience member on the ABC television program Q&A. Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia, explains.

Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW logoIt’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week from 15 to 21 May 2016. This provides an opportunity to raise community awareness of schizophrenia and mental illness in general.

Help replace pain and fear with joy and laughter on Starlight Day

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Friday 6 May is Starlight Day. Karen Kennedy from the Starlight Children’s Foundation urges all Australians to help keep Captain Starlight and Starlight Express Room programs in every children’s hospital in the country open seven days a week to support more sick children.

Prader-Willi Syndrome: gateway to understanding obesity and mental illness

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The Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic condition affecting the whole of a person physically, intellectually and emotionally. Kathlene Jones, whose daughter was born with the syndrome, explains why research into Prader-Willi could potentially change lives of all individuals struggling with obesity, anxiety and other mental illnesses.

10 years, 100 friends, $10,000 for research to honour a lost loved one at Mother’s Day Classic

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The Mother's Day Classic walk or run for breast cancer research started from modest beginnings as a walk in the park and has grown into a major national community event. Belinda Hendriksen is a Victorian mother and team captain for more than 100 walkers who will represent Kerry Team 10/100 in this year's Mother’s Day Classic.

Fossil fuel divestment: Why Australia’s uni students are turning the other cheek

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Students across Australia are staging bold actions at their universities to demand divestment from fossil fuels. Why do the issues of climate change and fossil fuel investment resonate so strongly with university students? It’s about equality and justice, explains Damian Gill.

Help sick kids on Starlight Day

Starlight Foundation logoStarlight Day on 6 May 2016 is a national fundraising event run by the Starlight Foundation to support seriously ill children and their families.