Mother’s Day isn’t the same when you’re forced away from family

Mother’s Day isn’t the same when you’re forced away from family

By Michelle Bennett Posted May 13, 2018 05:01:15 Photo: Mothers are forced to make an agonising choice: their babies can be free and safe, or they can know their father. (Unsplash) Related Story: Girl on Nauru allowed transfer to Australia after self-harm attempts Related Story: Manus refugees forced to phone …

Anorexia has the highest death rate of all psychiatric illness. Why isn’t treatment funded properly?

Anorexia has the highest death rate of all psychiatric illness. Why isn’t treatment funded properly?

Posted May 03, 2018 06:12:16 Photo: Currently Medicare only covers ten counselling sessions for people with eating disorders. (Flickr.com: Paola Kizette Cimenti (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0)) The cost of treatment for eating disorders is leaving patients tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket, with many going into debt to fund their treatment. …

Death symbol ban isn’t about political correctness: it’s the difference between an army and a ‘death cult’

Death symbol ban isn’t about political correctness: it’s the difference between an army and a ‘death cult’

Posted April 28, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Critics have drawn parallels between new Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Campbell’s “death symbols” ban to his predecessor’s crusades for diversity. (AAP: Andrew Taylor) Related Story: Army bans troops from wearing ‘death’ symbols Related Story: Angus Campbell to be Australia’s next Chief of …

Inequality isn’t getting worse, so why do we feel like it is?

Inequality isn’t getting worse, so why do we feel like it is?

By Melinda Cilento Posted April 26, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: CEDA is calling for a regular independent and comprehensive assessment of inequality in Australia, with Productivity Commission five-yearly reviews. (Audience submitted: David Stefanoff) Inequality drives a wedge between those seen to be benefitting from economic growth and those who are not, …

Populism isn’t a dirty word – it’s time for the left to reclaim it | Books

To many, “populism” is a shorthand term for pandering to people’s baser instincts, exemplified in Donald Trump’s presidency and the Brexit groundswell. It inflames a desire to blame ethnic and religious minorities; it is a lust for cheap popularity and it is a phony hostility to the establishment and to …

‘Twerking era bottom pinching isn’t overtly sexual’, magistrate says, finding policeman not guilty

‘Twerking era bottom pinching isn’t overtly sexual’, magistrate says, finding policeman not guilty

Posted March 29, 2018 17:16:13 Photo: Sergeant Ramsden, leaving the South Hedland justice complex, was found not guilty. (ABC North West: Kendall O’Connor) A Western Australian police officer who grabbed a woman on the bottom at a sporting event in the state’s north-west has been found not guilty of indecent …

The Pacific’s fastest woman may have a mass of talent but isn’t the easiest person to train, coaches say

The Pacific’s fastest woman may have a mass of talent but isn’t the easiest person to train, coaches say

Posted March 10, 2018 11:54:03 Photo: Wisil won a hatful of gold medals at successive Pacific Games. (GNS: Dave Buller) When the Papua New Guinea team marches into the stadium at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Australia in April, there will be one notable absentee: the track queen of …