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Dirt, poetry and a system’s response to shape our nation in our image

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The footage obtained by investigative current affairs television program Four Corners showing the abuse of children inside Northern Territory youth detention centres left the nation reeling a few weeks ago. Kate Sinclair wonders if by acts of omission we as ordinary citizens may have contributed to what was revealed.

A case for sustainable education

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Our kids are exposed to an endless stream of media promoting beauty over substance, immediate reward over delayed gratification, self-promotion over self-control. Rechelle Rozwadowski, a teacher and mother herself, would love to see schools not only teaching content, but also nurturing virtues like cooperation, tolerance, compassion and kindness.

Cyberbullying in the workplace and bystanders

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Cyberbullying is a unique form of bullying because it can reach their victims anytime and anywhere. Charmein Madden says it’s important to better understand the role witnesses or bystanders play in the longevity of cyberbullying behaviours.

Relationships can make or break us. So how are young people learning them?

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The quality of young people’s future is dependent on their understanding what is involved in building healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives. Sue Roffey says this needs to be part of learning in every school and across every age group.

Creating a culture where violence against women is no longer excused or joked about

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Domestic violence has been brought to the forefront of community consciousness and the silence has been broken.  Yet, many women and their children live in fear, where the real terror that impacts their lives is not an external force but one within the walls of their home. Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia, talks about a campaign aiming to stop domestic violence.

“Part time gay”: Bisexual young women putting the “B” in LGBT

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Although gay and lesbian issues are coming to be recognised in Australian culture, bisexuality remains largely obscured. Ruby Grant says we need to better understand what safe sex means to young people and how they negotiate this in order to improve approaches to sexual healthcare that is inclusive of sexual difference.

Australia needs a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities

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We, as a nation, must review our attitudes and actions that enable and reinforce the abuse, neglect and violence against disabled people. Cheryl McDonnell says we need the power of a Royal Commission to review what has happened in the past, how it happened, and to understand what must be done to ensure the end of the abuse.

Energy intake, health outcomes and expenditure

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According to the OECD, two in three Australian adults are either overweight or obese. Terenzio Gaetan asks you to take part in a study that looks at how food consumption, physical activity and compensatory beliefs are intertwined within our minds.

Have a night in, get the word out

White Ribbon Australia logoFriday 29 July 2016 is White Ribbon Night. The event raises funds to help stop violence against women. Communities across Australia are asked to have a night in to get the word out.

A new way of thinking about work injuries – report released

Recovery at work strategic roundtableThe health benefits of work, early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees were the focus of a recent strategic stakeholder roundtable at NSW Parliament House. The final GAP report has now been released.