Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people are continuing, and many are reluctant to report them. But recommendations from a new inquiry could help.
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A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.
Illustration to verse 1 of the children’s poem Old Santeclaus with Much Delight. 1821.
Several of Santa's modern features, such as his generosity, miracle-working, and focus on morality (being 'naughty or nice'), were part of his image from the very beginning.
The Parthenon is visible for miles around from the Acropolis (citadel) on which it stands.
The Parthenon has been seen as central to the history of Western civilisation. But the building has a troubled past that is somewhat at odds with our ideas of democratic values.
Players from all over the world, including Australia’s star forward Thon Maker - originally from South Sudan - play in the National Basketball Association in the United States.
Star basketball players are suffering the fallout from a race scare campaign by politicians from the Liberal party over crimes committed by a small number of young people who came to Australia from South Sudan
Abbott’s previous policies on Indigenous issues were characterised by funding cuts, exclusions and silencing – all of which makes his role as envoy highly questionable to Indigenous communities.
The proposals Abbott has pushed as envoy - more police in Indigenous communities and learning in English - demonstrates his ignorance and unsuitability for the job.
In most states where temperatures are increasing, Australians are at a higher risk of suicide.
Pollutants from fossil fuel combustion cause thousands of premature deaths nationwide every year. This is just one way our climate change policies impact on the nation's health.
Hazardous air quality is when fine dust levels are significantly elevated relative to Australian air quality standards.
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Even as the dust storm over NSW subsides, the unseen fine particles outside, or even inside your house, can still present a health risk.
Leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam with the member for Melbourne Ellen Sandell.
Were the Victorian Greens correct about pubic school funding? We asked the experts to check the numbers.
A single foreign company having sole ownership and control over Australia’s most significant gas transmission business, says Australia’s treasurer, is not in the national interest.
Hong Kong's CKI taking over Australian infrastructure company APA Group has been ruled against the national interest. That's rare, but not a huge deal.
Radical honesty works, but it is difficult.
The first bank to embrace radical honesty would do well out of the royal commission and leave its rivals in the dust. But it would be hard.
First up before the Royal Commission on Monday will be the chief executive of the Commonwealth Bank. The era of the big four banks might be ending.
The economic underpinnings of the longstanding 'four pillars' policy are crumbling. Soon there may no longer be four big banks.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has said Labor MPs disproportionately come from unions.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said "you can’t reflect society if 90% of your members of parliament were chosen from trade unions and worked in trade unions". Let's take a look at the numbers.
It makes sense for children in the early stages of learning to read to be given decodable books.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
Properly funding the aged care we need will require innovative solutions. Better taxing super is one of them.
The income within super funds is poorly taxed. Taxing it better could properly fund aged care.
Sensationalised anti-terror raids feed into the normalisation of Muslims and people of colour as ‘suspect communities’.
If Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen had not been Muslim, it is highly unlikely he would have been imprisoned in a Supermax facility for four weeks on flimsy evidence.
Bullying in the medical profession not only affects staff, but also places patients in danger.
Research shows unprofessional behaviour and poor communication among doctors and other clinical staff contributes to medical errors. This flows on to worse patient outcomes.
Watching with a parent, checking the facts, and exposure therapy can all help a child process a scary movie.
There are various techniques that can soften the fear factor of a scary film: from talking about it to providing facts that contextualise the plotline.
To protect bank customers, the law could mandate behaviour defined in a code of conduct to be strictly liable, and breaches criminal.
Banks have viewed their codes of conduct as non-binding statements of comfort. They need to enforce them under pain of legal penalty.
Many cocoa producers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast use child labour and child slave labour.
The Modern Slavery Bill before the Senate is touted as 'smart legislation', because it asks for information rather than imposes penalties, but it mightn't be enough.
If someone has a fear of dogs, a therapist might try to reframe their beliefs to ones such as: ‘most dogs are friendly’
A recent study found that half of patients who had therapy to help them cope with painful memories had a relapse four years later. So, is there a way to erase unwanted memories for good?