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What are the best ways to discipline kids?

Showing your children affection and teaching them to see the consequences of their actions is more likely to promote good behaviour than smacking.
The public hearings of Victoria’s royal commission mark the next stage of changing how we see, and respond to, family violence. AAP/David Crosling

Submissions to family violence royal commission reveal a fragmented system

The royal commission presents a timely opportunity to greatly improve responses to family violence in Victoria. But as the volume of submissions reveal, this is a task not easily achieved.
The Australian government has instructed the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to stop investing in wind. penagate/Flickr

The government should keep its hands off clean energy finance

Can the government tell its clean energy finance body what to invest in? Recent news that the Clean Energy Finance Corporation will be banned from investing in wind farms and small-scale solar suggest that the government is trying to do just that.
The entry into the market of new media and new players hasn’t altered the value of local content for people in regional and rural Australia. Wikipedia/Bidgee

The myths big media peddle to demand deregulation

Some of the bush tales about regional news that are circulating in the ongoing debate about media reform need to be debunked.
Our lives are often shaped and made meaningful by the stars and celebrities who enter them. EPA/Stephanie Pilick

Back then, and now – just who is David Bowie?

When Bowie sang of aliens, cross-dressed, or emptied himself of colour and light, he demonstrated the power that music, fashion and performance can have in creating a landscape of endless possibility.
9/11 ‘Truthers’ at a protest in Los Angeles. Damon D'Amato

Why Conspiracy Theories Aren’t Harmless Fun

We’ve just seen another mass shooting in the US. This time it was a church, and race hate was the cause. Other times it’s a school, or a cinema, or a university, or a shopping mall. By now, the script…
We wouldn’t get very far without lubricin keeping our joints moving. tableatny/Flickr

Nature’s lubricant makes your body a well-oiled machine

You may not have heard of the protein lubricin, but it's what keeps your body moving. And now it's being used to treat disease and produce new therapeutics.

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