Australian Broadcasting Corporation,

Numbers of competitive female high school science students soars

abc.net.au — Posted June 15, 2015 15:02:09 Nearly half of the teams competing in this year's International Science Olympiads will be made up of girls - the largest percentage by far since Australia started taking part in the event. This year eight of the 17 students representing Australia in the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science Olympiads in Denmark next month will be girls.

Child neglect cases across Australia increase; services failing to support at-risk children

abc.net.au — Updated June 06, 2015 05:17:06 Rates of child neglect and emotional abuse are on the rise across Australia but the problem is being largely ignored, child protection groups have warned.

It doesn't take much to find Australia's racial divide on Facebook

abc.net.au — Posted June 05, 2015 15:31:18 When the ABC posts stories about Indigenous justice on Facebook, the flood gates open. It would appear these racially charged and hostile opinions are not marginal in Australia, writes Norman Hermant. Earlier this week, I filed a number of stories about Amnesty International's release of a report critical of the rate of Indigenous youth detention in Australia.

Indigenous youths 24 times more likely to be in detention, Amnesty International report finds

abc.net.au — Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are 24 times more likely than non-Indigenous youth to be in detention, and make up 59 per cent of young prisoners, an Amnesty International report finds.

Disability advocates call for Senator Mitch Fifield to be 'more forthcoming' over NDIS funding

abc.net.au — Posted May 28, 2015 12:07:11 Disability advocates' concerns grow as another federal budget passes without specific details about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be paid for when it is rolled out in full. Looking at NDIS funding can be misleading.

Last-minute review offers hope for seniors on Federal Government in-home care packages

abc.net.au — Posted May 22, 2015 18:31:18 Seniors set to lose out when their federally funded in-home care schemes are changed in July have received a last-minute reprieve. About 60,000 seniors currently receive government-funded in-home care. From July 1, seniors on Home Care Packages are set to have their cover changed to the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) scheme.

NDIS citizens' jury finds scheme successful so far, but with work to do

abc.net.au — Posted May 16, 2015 08:09:33 The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been put to the test and the verdict is in. Last February, a citizens' jury spent four days examining the NDIS and 12 randomly selected people spent three days hearing from NDIS participants in the scheme's trial sites.

Budget 2015: Childcare package overshadowed by concerns over proposed cuts to paid parental leave scheme

abc.net.au — Posted May 13, 2015 13:29:06 Proposed cuts to the paid parental leave (PPL) scheme to help cover the Government's $3.5 billion childcare package have been met with concern by parents. At Melbourne's Alfred Child Care Centre parent Blair Hobbs told the ABC, as he dropped off his young daughter Macy, the cuts would be a serious challenge for his family.

Thousands of seniors on nationally funded at-home care packages to be forced to pay more or move into nursing homes

abc.net.au — Posted May 09, 2015 08:10:10 Seniors on Federal Government in-home care plans have been told they will have to pay more or consider moving into nursing homes if their services are cut when they are forced on to new packages in July.

My internet hell (part two): there is no escape

abc.net.au — Posted May 04, 2015 09:02:32 Not content to live indefinitely with subpar internet speeds, and with no NBN contractors in sight, Norman Hermant was down to one last shot. The enemy. Telstra. When I last checked in, some readers will recall that when I moved to West Footscray, in Melbourne, I found myself saddled with slow-mo West African internet speeds.
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Jul 02, 2015

@DanielMOakes @PKessel81 @MapleLeafs Free agent signing opened July 1. So lots of trades, etc happen on that day.

Jun 16, 2015

@globehelp Can I just go back to the old app? Please? It had the advantage of actually working.

Jun 16, 2015

Dear @globeandmail @globehelp: This is STILL the home page on the new app. iPhone 5 iOS 8.3. U must be losing readers pic.twitter.com/GVei4qFKK9

Jun 15, 2015

@globeandmail @globehelp This is what the homepage looks like when I load new app. Pls scrap it & undo the damage. pic.twitter.com/zPhhhTZcCW

Jun 15, 2015

RT @MiriamElder: Teremok, a Russian fast food chain that makes bliny, is coming to NY and I am happy about it bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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