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New Senate inquiry to probe sexual abuse in Nauru detention centre

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Rapes, sexual assault, drugs for favours: review finds The full Moss Review report Analysis: Taking out the trash but too clever by half Someone owes someone an apology The Senate is set to launch an inquiry into abuse of women and children inside the Nauru detention centre after an independent report detailed allegations of rape, sexual assaults and intimidation. The ... Read More »

The Guardian view on an establishment child sex abuse ring: no more excuses, no more delays

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Police say they fear prosecution under the Official Secrets Act. Come off it Piece by piece, the evidence mounts of a high-level paedophile ring in the 1970s and 80s involving figures from what used to be called the establishment: MPs, diplomats, officials and senior police officers. The Guardian – Editorial On Tuesday, the Independent Police Complaints Commission announced that it was ... Read More »

Police watchdog to investigate claims Met covered up child abuse


IPCC launches inquiry into ‘high-level corruption of the most serious nature’ including suppression of evidence and halting of investigations involving MPs The Guardian - Mark Tran @marktran The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an investigation into allegations of police corruption in London relating to child sex offences dating back to the 1970s, including that officers colluded in the coverup of ... Read More »

Metropolitan Police probed over child abuse ‘cover-up’ claims

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The police watchdog is investigating alleged corruption in the Metropolitan Police, including claims it covered up child sex offences because MPs and police officers were involved. BBC - The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating 14 referrals spanning four decades. It said the claims were of “high-level corruption of the most serious nature”. The Met said it had voluntarily referred ... Read More »

14 million children impacted by conflict in Syria, Iraq: UNICEF

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Some 14 million children across the region are now suffering from the escalating conflict sweeping Syria and much of Iraq, said UNICEF on March 12. AMMAN/NEW YORK – Hurriyet “With the conflict in Syria now entering its fifth year, the situation of more than 5.6 million children inside the country remains the most desperate. That includes up to 2 million ... Read More »

Food For Thought: Greek-Australian Women And Education

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Is it possible in this day and age to articulate or identify a particularly Greek-Australian attitude to girls and education? Agora Dialogue - Dean Kalimniou This was the question I asked myself as I listened to a distinguished group of panelists and guests, comprising, State Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos, Dr Vivianne Nikou, ... Read More »

Senior female surgeon urges trainees to stay silent on sex abuse in hospitals

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A senior surgeon has been criticised for her “appalling” suggestion that surgical trainees should stay silent if they’re sexually assaulted by a colleague because coming forward could ruin their careers. The Sydney Morning Herald - Steve Lillebuen COMMENT: A kick in the guts to workplace gender equality Dr Gabrielle McMullin, a Sydney vascular surgeon, says sexism is so rife among surgeons ... Read More »

Being Pro-Choice Isn’t Just About Abortion


We’re all pro-choice aren’t we? All us reasonable people anyway. Not religious extremists or UKIP voters, but everyone else. But while I imagine people reading this probably consider themselves pro-choice, but not everyone knows what the term should really mean. Rebecca Schiller Vice This article originally appeared on VICE UK. People talk confidently about choice, but the small print on their ... Read More »

Poverty, not the ‘teenage brain’ account for high rates of teen crime

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AAAS and EurekAlert! – Los Angeles, CA (March 5, 2015) While many blame the “teenage brain” for high rates of teen crime, violence, and driving incidents, an important factor has been ignored: teenagers as a group suffer much higher average poverty rates than do older adults. A new study out today in SAGE Open finds that teenagers are no more ... Read More »

Western Australia’s New Sentencing Laws May Increase Indigenous Incarceration Rates


Changes in Western Australia’s “three strikes and you’re out” sentencing laws have drawn concern that they’ll further increase the number of Aboriginal youths incarcerated in the state. The bill expands mandatory jail sentences for those convicted of home burglary for a third time by making it easier for prior records to count as “strikes”. It also doubles the penalty to ... Read More »