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Sikh father fights Victorian school discrimination

A Sikh father who says a Melbourne school refused to enrol his son if he wore a turban is expected to appear before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Wednesday 26 July 2017. Sagardeep Singh Arora alleges suburban Melton ...

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Link between flu and brain disease in children

Researchers at the University of Sydney have identified a link between influenza and a deadly brain disease in Australian children, prompting calls for a universal flu vaccination program for the very young. During the past three flu seasons, 54 cases ...

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Guide to combat childhood injury and death

An Australian-first safety guide has been launched to combat childhood injury, the number one cause of death and hospitalisation of children over the age of one. The Child Safety Good Practice Guide is a compilation of all the evidence regarding ...

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Are smart toys spying on kids?

To the Unites States where internet-connected toys are causing concerns … The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned parents of privacy and safety risks from children’s toys connected to the internet. In an advisory posted on its website, the FBI ...

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Traditional bullying alive and well: study

To England, where a new study shows cyberbullying still rare when compared to traditional bullying. Flashman, the archetypal bully from the novel Tom Brown’s School Days, is alive and well in the age of Facebook and Twitter, a British study ...

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