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Without rules, you would have a LOT of decisions to make every day. Flickr/Niklas Hellerstedt

Curious Kids: why can’t we do whatever we want?

Think of it like a ladder. You might not be at the top right now, but each new thing you learn takes you a step closer and means that your parents can relax the rules a little.
The report found that Australian news consumers access news less often and have lower interest in it compared to citizens in many other countries. Shutterstock

Media Files: Australians’ trust in news media is falling as concern over ‘fake news’ grows

Media Files: Australians’ trust in news media is falling as concern over ‘fake news’ grows The Conversation47.1 MB (download)
A recent survey found Australian news consumers are the 'lightest' news consumers out of 38 countries, use fewer sources to access news and are more likely to subscribe to Netflix than news.
There are competing laws at the state and Commonwealth level that define who can be determined as a “parent,” a conflict the High Court decision did not necessarily clear up. Shutterstock

Can a sperm donor be a legal parent? In landmark decision, the High Court says yes

The High Court has decided that a man who donated sperm to a friend is considered a legal parent – a ruling that could have a chilling effect on similar artificial insemination arrangements.
Children can show clingy behaviour at any stage up to late primary school years. from shutterstock.com

Is my child being too clingy and how can I help?

When children are being clingy, they're communicating their feelings. This is normal and healthy. Parents can help by acknowledging the feelings that come with their child's behaviour.
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Media Files: Investigative reporter Louise Milligan on Cardinal Pell and redactions in the Royal Commission’s report

Investigative reporter Louise Milligan on Cardinal Pell and redactions in the Royal Commission’s report The Conversation55.2 MB (download)
When the royal commission handed down its massive report in late 2017, several sections were redacted until after any legal proceedings against Cardinal Pell were concluded.
It’s been reported that names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, passport details and student academic records were accessed. www.shutterstock.com

19 years of personal data was stolen from ANU. It could show up on the dark web

The worst-case scenario is that hackers still have access to the university systems via a backdoor and are siphoning off critical data as it emerges.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s new shadow ministry includes a few surprises, though many of the faces remain the same. The Conversation / AAP Images

Infographic: who’s who in Labor’s shadow ministry

From Bill Shorten to Kristina Keneally, our experts break down Labor's new shadow ministry – who's in, who's been promoted, and who faces the greatest challenges in their new roles
Kids are exposed to junk foods often, but encouraging healthy foods at home can make a difference. Adobe stock

Kids’ diets and screen time: to set up good habits, make healthy choices the default at home

Although it's not possible for parents to completely shield their kids from screens and junk food, in the home they have a unique opportunity to establish healthy behaviours.
The Victorian government is rolling out respectful relationships education in primary and secondary schools across the state. from shutterstock.com

Let’s make it mandatory to teach respectful relationships in every Australian school

Nearly one-quarter of young people surveyed said women exaggerated claims of sexual assault. This is only one reason why education on underlying values that lead to violence against women matters.

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