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Rise of the “social media teacher”: the ups and downs of being ‘edu-famous’

Social media is increasingly playing a role in teachers' professional lives – but there are downsides.

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Women's health: shining a light on PCOS

It affects about one in seven women of childbearing age, yet there are no public health campaigns or celebrities raising it as an issue.

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When parents kill: the reality of filicide in Australia

A study reveals that filicide is a regular occurrence in Australia, not a rare one.

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AFP media raids: the secret country, security laws and Australia’s democratic decline

The recent police raids on the ABC and News Corp go beyond free speech and media freedom – they're further proof of Australia's democratic decline.

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Victorians struggling to make food ends meet: study

While cost of living pressures have hit Victorians hard, families have become more resourceful in budgeting and food preparation, new research shows.

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Thumbs down: Instagram hides 'like' button to combat validation culture

Instagram's trial in Canada to shift the focus of posts may have wider implications.

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Parents and teachers need to get along in the best interests of children

Parents are emotional creatures, so why are we surprised when parent-teacher conflicts arise?

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Crimes of obedience: Why do people consent to large-scale harm?

What conditions give rise to so many people effectively consenting to large-scale harm within a democracy?

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Hospital or house: Setting the record straight on home births

With more women choosing to give birth at home, researchers are developing a clinical guideline for safe practices in Victoria.

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