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some students don't know the difference between bullying and banter

  • Written by Grace Skrzypiec, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University
some students don't know the difference between bullying and banterNearly half of kids in a study were harmed by their peers.from shutterstock.com

Many Australian students don’t know the difference between banter and bullying, with some saying they joke about wishing their friend would “drown” or “die in a car crash”.

More than 800 Australian students aged 11-16 took part in a survey...

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We need to count LGBTI communities in the next census – here's why

  • Written by Brendan Churchill, Research Fellow in Sociology, University of Melbourne
We need to count LGBTI communities in the next census – here's whyThe ABS should include detailed questions about gender and sexuality in the 2021 Census. AAP/Brendon Thorne

There’s an old maxim: not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

But there are some things we should count, and gender and sexual diversity are among them.

The Australian Bureau of...

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Australia could see fewer cyclones, but more heat and fire risk in coming months

  • Written by Jonathan Pollock, Climatologist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Northern Australia is likely to see fewer cyclones than usual this season, but hot, dry weather will increase the risk of fire and heatwaves across eastern and southern Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology today released its forecast for the tropical cyclone season, which officially runs from November 1 to April 30.

Read more: It's only...

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Define the boundaries in new phase of Australia-China relationship: Wong

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Shadow foreign minister Penny Wong says Australia needs to “define the boundaries” of its engagement with China now the relationship between the two countries is in a new phase.

Focusing on China policy in a Monday address – released ahead of delivery – Wong acknowledges the “substantial and growing differences”...

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  4. There's no airport border 'crisis', only management failure of the Home Affairs department
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  7. Labor announces inquiry by former attorney-general Lavarch into scandal-ridden NSW head office
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  11. We thought Australian cars were using less fuel. New research shows we were wrong
  12. what studying Macbeth in Queensland could teach us about place and shipwrecks
  13. Bees can learn higher numbers than we thought – if we train them the right way
  14. As Turkish troops move in to Syria, the risks are great
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  16. Coal miners and urban greenies have one thing in common, and Labor must use it
  17. Points for tries? The Rugby World Cup shows how bonus schemes can come unstuck
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  19. A virus is attacking koalas' genes. But their DNA is fighting back
  20. a journey through Adnyamathanha Yarta
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  22. A little more confusion added to the climate policy debate
  23. Wayne Swan warns US Democrats not to fall into Labor's trap of overloaded agenda
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  25. chemistry Nobel goes to inventors of lithium-ion batteries
  26. Just 29 companies receive 59% of Australia Council funding. Artists are calling for a change
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  28. Shh! Don't mention the public housing shortage. But no serious action on homelessness can ignore it
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  36. Labor's climate and resources spokesmen at odds over future policy
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  41. Cosmic theorist and planet-hunters share physics prize as Nobels reward otherworldly discoveries
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  45. No, serving sizes on food labels don't tell us how much we should eat
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  50. Painting Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce as a superhero is part of a long Australian tradition

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