Homeschooling allows more creativity in the way the curriculum is delivered.
Homeschooling can be worth it if parents or guardians who choose to educate their children this way know the challenges. Here are the three main ones.
The marriage equality debate raised questions of religious freedom that have yet to be resolved.
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The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Perhaps hoping for an election boost, India’s Prime Minister Modi announces that Indian scientists shot down a live satellite at a low-earth orbit.
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On 27 March, India announced it had successfully conducted an anti-satellite missile test, Mission Shakti. India is now the fourth country in the world displaying this capability.
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Marine heatwaves have caused coral bleaching in one of the most isolated ecosystems in the world.
Members of the public contemplate a makeshift floral memorial near the Linwood Mosque, where seven people were killed, in Christchurch.
Christchurch is now inextricably associated with the mass shootings at two mosques in which 50 people died. So what can a city do when its name become synonymous with such an event?
Participants in Melbourne’s International Women’s day rally in Melbourne marched from the State Library to Parliament House.
From the prime minister's public comments to Australia's diplomatic behaviour, there is considerable room for improvement if we are to be "fair dinkum" about gender equality.
Dorothy’s shoes in The Wizard of Oz.
Dorothy's slippers, worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, have long been celebrated as a 'queer object'. With one pair recently restored at a price of $300,000, do they deserve such adulation?
Without significant tree cover, dry and dusty landscapes can result.
A new petition is urging state and federal governments to rein in Australia's rampant land clearing, which worsens the risk of bushfires and threatens to undo the work of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when women have elevated levels of sugar in their blood during pregnancy. But there’s no international threshold.
Sarah and Donna are 26 weeks pregnant and have the same blood sugar levels. But while Donna is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Sarah is spared from the label. It comes down to where she lives.
Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart in Josie Rourke’s 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots.
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Was Mary Stuart a passionate and jealous failed queen, or a brave and complex woman? Opposing representations in a new film and play reflect modern anxieties about women's agency and leadership.
Hundreds of women have accused John of God of sexual assault.
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Brazil's John of God is a "spiritual healer" who performs surgeries without anaesthesia. Millions have experienced his unique healing methods, but now hundreds of women say he sexually abused them.
We need to listen to people with disabilities when they tell us their stories.
There are systemic problems with the way mainstream schooling treats students with disabilities. A Royal Commission would shed light on these issues and give us a way forward to a more equal future.
Pope Francis has finally, and for the first time, admitted the Church has a problem with priests sexually abusing nuns.
Twenty-five years ago, an Irish nun handed a report to the Catholic Church that detailed sexual abuse against nuns by priests worldwide. It was ignored. But now nuns are finally sharing their stories.
The pine marten – cute but cunning.
We should welcome a native predators' return across the British Isles, while at the same time being honest about the implications.
If children enjoy sport, they’re more likely to continue to play over a lifetime.
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Be careful before you rush your kids into so-called "talent identification" sports programs – you might be putting a whole lifetime of enjoyable exercise at risk.
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As gas from your stomach comes up your food pipe, it makes the surface of the upper part of your oesophagus rattle and vibrate. It is a bit like windows that rattle during a windy storm.
Walking has a variety of health benefits.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
John Longmuir as The Captain, Michael Honeyman as Wozzeck and Richard Anderson as The Doctor in Opera Australia’s production of Wozzeck.
Based on a play by Georg Büchner, Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck brings visions of a tormented fusilier's terror to life through music.
Bringing your lunch and snacks to work could save you $600 to $1,800 a year.
Are you a meticulous lunch planner, or do you decide what's for lunch after those first pangs of hunger strike after midday? If you're in the second camp, it might be time to change.
Parents may need to play the advocate for their child, especially if their child has a disability which affects their ability to communicate.
It's important for the child and their achievement at school that there is a good parent-teacher-student partnership.