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Feelings of loneliness can have major health implications, studies find

LIFELINE’S latest survey has revealed that 60 per cent of Australians suffer crushing loneliness at some time in their lives — and the phenomenon is growing rapidly with ties to our rising suicide rate, Ruth Ostrow writes in The Australian. Continue reading

Parents in the dark over child access to healthcare

LEGALLY they aren’t allowed to watch MA15+ movies without parental supervision, but girls as young as 11 could have access to the pill without their parents even knowing. Continue reading

Malaysian book ban

  A NEW book aimed at promoting moderate Islam and countering increasing religious conservatism in Malaysia, has been banned. Continue reading

We don’t need no religious education

  MORE than 40 per cent of the 795,000 students in NSW's public schools do not list any religion on their enrolment form, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Continue reading

Permanent job roles eluding casual employees

 IF you have a history of casual roles on your CV, it seems you are increasingly unlikely to bag a permanent role anytime soon. Employers are increasingly discriminating against job applicants with a history of fixed-term or casual employment by denying permanent roles, an ABC report has stated. Continue reading