Young Generation

Bill O’Chee: The cult of creativity is destroying education

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It is a sad fact that Education Queensland’s cult of creativity is destroying our children’s futures. By indulging this, instead of giving our children the tools to think rigorously, education bureaucrats are failing our children. Brisbane Times – Bill O’Chee This was starkly evident at an information night for the parents of “high achiever” children I attended the other week. I had to ... Read More »

Life in jail for paedophiles who prey on under-10s

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PAEDOPHILES who prey on children younger than 10 for sexual intercourse will face life behind bars under new laws to be introduced to the NSW Parliament on Tuesday. The Daily Telegraph – BRENDEN HILLS, COURT REPORTER Attorney General Gabrielle Upton will introduce legislation that increases the maximum penalty for the offence of having sexual intercourse with a child aged under 10 ... Read More »

The long term impact of corporal punishment

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Currently in Australia, Common Law allows corporal punishment of children as “reasonable chastisement” in all its states and territories. The Sydney Morning Herald – Angelika Poulsen * This means that parents in Australia can physically chastise their children using any method they find to be reasonable (even using an implement such as a belt), as often as they see fit, for anything ... Read More »

United Nations role a dream come true for Sierra Leone refugee

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Australians should appreciate how lucky they are, Yarrie Bangura says as she holds back tears. The Sydney Morning Herald – Sarah Whyte, Immigration correspondent She should know. The 20-year-old refugee from Sierra Leone escaped violence in the war-torn country where an estimated 50,000 people died in the civil war, and more than one million people have been displaced, according to Human Rights Watch. “One ... Read More »

We’re not tackling domestic violence education in the classroom. But we need to be.

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Teaching respectful relationships in the classroom will help prevent the next generation of domestic violence, as Senator Larissa Waters explains. MamaMia - Teenage relationships may seem a lifetime ago, but I can still remember clearly the confusion and awkwardness of navigating them in those formative years. In the uncertainty of some teenage relationships, controlling behaviours, such as partners checking text messages or ... Read More »

Teacher Robert Emmett guilty of filming up students’ skirts, possessing child abuse material

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A former Sydney teacher who comes from a family of top NSW judges has pleaded guilty to filming up the skirts of his students and possessing child pornography. The Sydney Morning Herald – Patrick Begley, Journalist Robert Arthur Emmett was willing to undergo chemical castration to address his “serious problem” if required, defence counsel told the Downing Centre District Court on Friday. Emmett ... Read More »

Tory Shepherd: Should we help paedophiles? What choice do we have?

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IF people are born straight, or gay, is it possible that paedophiles can’t help being what they are? Virtuous paedophiles: Support group to stop them acting on their urges Tony Shepherd The Advertiser Evidence shows that it might be true; paedophiles are born that way. Recent research suggests some faulty wiring in the brain. Things about children that are meant ... Read More »