From care to custody
We can’t talk about youth crime without taking into account childhood adversity.
Standing up for children
It's World Children's Day, yet in Australia's criminal justice system they are still being silenced and denied their rights.
Where there's a will...
Rather than reacting when disaster strikes, there's plenty we can do to prevent catastrophic bushfires.
Unlocking the school gates
Despite its illegality, 'gatekeeping' remains a barrier to inclusive education. But parents can find that knowledge is power in combating the practice.
Building social cohesion: A matter of principal
What can our broader society learn from schools that have created cohesive communities?
Youth justice shame
The Australian government has been criticised by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
Cyberflashing: age-old harassment in new clothes
Largely enabled by Apple's AirDrop technology, digital flashing is far from 'playful', and unquestionably image-based abuse.
When parents kill
A study reveals that filicide is a regular occurrence in Australia, not a rare one.
Exposing online trolls
It's a workplace health and safety issue and the AFL must expose and punish those responsible.
Juries: trial and error?
A hung jury doesn't necessarily undermine a verdict in a subsequent trial – it more likely means some of the jurors from the first trial agreed with the final verdict.
Falling through the gap
A genuine partnership needs to be established between the government and Aboriginal people to get Closing the Gap targets back on track.
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.
NT child detention: what's changed?
One year after the royal commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
Murder in the family
The killing of a parent by his or her child is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to prevent it.
The truth lies in the bones
It’s confronting work, but research into paediatric skeletal trauma will leave the courts better-informed when ruling on child abuse cases.
Turning darkness into light
A Melbourne primary school's focus on ensuring its migrant students feel that they belong has resulted in a valuable learning tool.
All talk, no action on family violence
The Turnbull government's budget has failed to match its expressed desire to take violence against women seriously.
Media's key role in the wake of child detention abuses
Until the federal government consistently upholds its obligations over youth justice abuses, the media must hold systems to account.
The battle back home
Shining a light on the struggle POWs faced when they returned to Australia – and the impact on their wives.
Finally, same-sex marriage equality...
... But Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people
All victims should be equal
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims
Unmasking the hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
China's five year economic plan is rich with symbolism
The final part of the Party keeping its contract with the people lies in being seen to keep leadership accountable, at least in the worst cases of abuse of power
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