Recently there has been a lot more public display of anti-vaccination. The anti-vaxxer trend has taken an all-time high from the days of Pauline Hanson expressing her “interesting” views in Parliament House. The people of Australia have now reached an era where misinformed information can be transmitted to the general public by Billboards instead of politicians.
Vile stories have surfaced detailing the appalling mistreatment of the children who have been banished to Nauru by the Australian Government, including the sexual assault of children, self-harm and inadequate access to essential medical services.
The day’s mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support people who are struggling. Each year, R U OK Day signifies a day of action devoted to reminding people to talk to family, friends and colleagues and ask the question in a meaningful way.
For years women have been inundated with images of one acceptable body shape: the thin model. In the 80’s it was Cindy Crawford and Elle McPherson (also known as ‘the body’—problematic!) in the 90’s it was Kate Moss, when ‘heroin chic’ was all the rage.
When I was nine the biggest worries I had centred around which book I was going to read next and when I would be seeing my friends. It’s hard to comprehend that someone so young and innocent, someone who had their entire life ahead of them, could have been pushed to the point where they no longer wanted to go on.
From the City to Surf to HBF’s Run for a Reason, Australia always has the needs and wants of Australia’s minorities at the forefront of its mind.
Congratulations, you’re hired! You’ve got the job, so all you have to do is show-up on time looking decent and smile, right? Not quite. As I found out the hard way, there are technical aspects of working life that young workers in particular need to be aware of.
The Law Council of Australia has released an extensive review detailing the lack of access to justice for those suffering social and economic disadvantage.
Domestic abuse can exist as a silent killer no longer. Abuse within homes affects men, women and children all over the world, and the taboo surrounding it needs to be removed.
Funding for new scholarships supporting Indigenous medical students studying at University of New South Wales Sydney (UNSW) were announced by the NSW Health Minister last Tuesday.