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Inventing Elliot
Tim Golden | 31 July 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: friendship, school
Elliot Sutton is a bullied schoolboy who tries to reinvent himself when he moves to a new school in a new area.

Debt crisis and government inaction
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 July 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: bond market, budget crisis, federal deficit, US Congress
There should be a separation in that last word. The debt emergency in America should have produced a government in action. To the credit of a few in Washington, some congressional representatives did try.

Moves on the One Child Policy in China
Marcus Roberts | 30 July 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: China, one-child policy, UN
More noises from China about changes to the one-child policy.

A terror management strategy for dementia
Paul Russell | 29 July 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: dementia, Philip Nitschke
When the headline act in the Nitschke travelling road show’s visit to Bendigo is titled, Voluntary euthanasia: Making choices in the context of Alzheimer’s and dementia, we need to ask some serious questions about what the real agenda might be…

UN youth meeting reminded of primary role of parents
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: UN, Vatican, youth
"The family is where young people first learn moral responsibility and respect for others," said the Vatican's representative.

Spotify allows you to pick you music
Katie Hinderer | 29 July 2011 | TIGER PRINT
tags: internet, music
Spotify is what happens when you combine the revolutionary idea of Napster (but make it legal), mix in a little Netflix-type action and give users more control than Pandora affords.

It Gets Better - the youth campaign that makes everything worse
Mary Rice Hasson | 29 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: family, homosexuality, youth
How can life get better for sexually confused young people if they cut themselves off from their families and abandon themselves to sex?

The case against
Margaret Somerville | 28 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage
Whose rights do we value most: those of children or of homosexual adults?

One big, happy polygamous family?
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: children's rights, polygamy
In the wake of New York’s same-sex marriage law plural marriage is getting an airing, but no-one wants to talk about the kids.

Should 40-something moms dress like their daughters?
Mariette Ulrich | 28 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fashion, motherhood
Now that my girls (and I) are getting older, I actually appreciate their advice. But dress like them? No thank you.

In Search of the Perfect Picture Book
Jennifer Minicus | 28 July 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: picture books
A good picture book is one an adult can read hundreds of times.

Anders Breivik’s broken family
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family breakdown, Norway
Norway is one of those Scandinavian countries which are often lauded for their social security and even “family-friendly” policies. But it appears from this tragic episode that there are some things social welfare and openness do not guarantee.

Ireland’s torment continues
Michael Kirke | 27 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ireland, sex abuse, Vatican
The Vatican has recalled its ambassador after a blistering attack from the prime minister.

Zimbabwe, HIV and Behavioural Change
Marcus Roberts | 27 July 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: HIV, Zimbabwe
A 2011 report sheds light on the successful fight against HIV in Zimbabwe.

Googling for madness
Michael Cook | 26 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Google, internet, mass shootings, Norway
Anders Behring Breivik absorbed all of his murderous ideology from the internet.

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