Young Generation

Education Qld school child abuse: hundreds of cases not passed to police

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A principal following up on a report to police about the possible abuse of a student has blown open a system failure across Education Queensland, revealing hundreds of children had been left exposed to harm while their cases had not been passed on. Brisbane Times - Amy Remeikis, Queensland political editor The One School reporting system, implemented on January 22 as part of ... Read More »

Westminster paedophile scandal casts shadows over British establishment

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London: In October 2012, Labour MP Tom Watson stood up in the British House of Commons and lobbed a grenade – metaphorically speaking. Brisbane Times - Nick Miller, Europe Correspondent Tapping a sheaf of paper in his hands, he told the Prime Minister that police had – or used to have – a file of evidence containing “clear intelligence suggesting a ... Read More »

The poignant tale behind TV’s boy wonder Thomas Frith

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The floor is strewn with boy detritus: a skateboarding T-shirt, train timetables, back issues of The Beano comic. Discarded on the table, between Diabolical Sudoku and some Terry Pratchett novels, is a well-thumbed copy of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century. The Canberra Times – Judith Woods Have you read it, I ask the bedroom’s occupant, dubiously; the only ... Read More »

Child in detention for 1113 days, only 25 Rohingya refugees accepted

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A child has been held in immigration detention for at least 1113 days and the Abbott government has accepted just 25 Rohingya refugees despite thousands fleeing persecution, official figures show, raising fresh criticism of Australia’s hardline asylum-seeker stance. WAtoday – Nicole Hasham, Environment and immigration correspondent The revelations follow alarming evidence to a Senate inquiry this week that revealed a child asylum seeker at the Nauru ... Read More »

FGM affects females in every local authority in England and Wales – study

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) Sexual healing Highest prevalence of women and girls affected by genital mutilation is in London, according to research which will increase pressure to tackle issue The Guardian – Alexandra Topping Women and girls affected by female genital mutilation can be found in every local authority in England and Wales, with the highest number living in London, ... Read More »

Peter Kelso fights for victims of ‘state-sanctioned slave labour’ in NSW

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Woman tells of abuse in Parramatta Girls’ ‘dungeon’ Peter Kelso kept his secret for years. Among other lawyers, having been a ward of the state was embarrassing, even shameful. Certainly it was almost unheard of among the privileged profession. The Sydney Morning Herald – Amy Corderoy, Health Editor, Sydney Morning Herald But now he is proud of his background. He ... Read More »

Thai students arrested for anti-coup rallies won’t be released before facing military court, army chief says

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Fourteen Thai students who were arrested after staging anti-coup rallies must face military court and will not be released beforehand, Thailand’s army chief says, despite growing calls for charges to be dropped. The students were arrested last month after holding peaceful demonstrations in Bangkok calling for an end to military rule. Thailand’s junta, which calls itself the National Council for ... Read More »

$24 million payment for Fairbridge Farm abuse victims

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Comment: we must change the way child abuse claims are handled Adults who were physically and sexually assaulted as children at the notorious Fairbridge Farm School in central western NSW have been awarded $24 million in the largest compensation payment for survivors of institutional child abuse in Australian legal history. The Canberra Times - Rachel Browne, Social Affairs Reporter More ... Read More »

How to guard your career against rapid technological change

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Disruptive technologies are nothing new. From the development of steam power in the early 1800s to today’s digitally-enriched world, the impact of technology on the employment landscape has been substantial. The Conversation – Rob Livingstone * What is new is the speed, extent and unpredictability of modern digital technology-induced disruption, and that this rate of change is dramatically increasing. More importantly, ... Read More »

Women Are Being Arrested and Jailed for Self-Abortion

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In 2007, Anna Quindlen wrote a column in Newsweek titled “How much jail time?” asking the anti-abortion movement what sort of punishment women who terminate their pregnancies should receive if abortion is criminalized. The Nation – Michelle Goldberg In response, National Review convened an online symposiumof anti-abortion leaders on the question, who largely dismissed the idea that women who have abortions ... Read More »