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Sexual reorientation therapy not unethical: Column

Gay rights groups have condemned this piece, saying that USA Today should not have published it. Why? They argue the “strong consensus” among “most” medical professionals that the practice is at least ineffective, if not harmful to those who undergo…

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4700 school suspensions bring call for a new approach

NZ Herald 1 August 2013 Schools have handed down more than 4,700 suspensions in the past 18 months, with one high school using the punishment more than 100 times. Since 2012, 692 schools – including primaries – have suspended students,…

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Policy sees pokies peter out

Stuff.co 30 July 2013 Fancy a flutter on the pokies? That could be more of a challenge since Auckland Council passed a sinking lid policy for class four gaming machines. This will mean when one gaming machine venue closes another…

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Parents fear errors amid foster children’s file delays

NZ Herald 30 July 2013 Parents battling to get their children back from state foster care are being stymied by two-month delays to get hold of their official files, a lobby group says. The Ministry of Social Development says it…

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Heck – he’s in Switzerland – the home of euthanasia!

DailyMail 29 July 2013 How Hawking’s illness forced his marriage  into a ‘black hole’ of despair: First wife says couple were ‘swept away by a wave of fame and fortune’ Stephen Hawking’s first wife has revealed how  the world-famous physicist’s…

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Children struggling with eating disorders

Stuff.co 29 July 2013 More boys are developing eating disorders, and children as young as 9 are being admitted to hospital with anorexia. The increasing pressure on children and teens to be a certain shape and size had contributed to…

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Bags full of drugs seized at schools

Stuff.co 27 July 2013 Thousands of children are being kicked out of school for possessing drugs, with one principal saying he regularly has supermarket bags in his office that are full of confiscated cannabis. The number of exclusions and expulsions…

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A low attack on same-sex therapy

New York Post 22 July 2013  Oral arguments started Friday in New Jersey Superior Court in Ferguson, et. al. v. JONAH, et. al. — a landmark case in which the Southern Poverty Law Center is trying to shut down JONAH,…

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Australian doctors want smacking made illegal

OneNews 26 July 2013 A high-profile Australian doctors’ group wants the smacking of children by parents made illegal, sparking debate by professionals about the proposal’s feasibility. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ will on Friday seek an amendment to legislation…

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62,000 kids absent from class

NZ Herald 26 July 2013 Many parents are taking their youngsters out of class in order to take advantage of cheap holidays and flights Parents who remove their children from classes to take cheap flights and holidays are part of…

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