Andrea Pattie

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Victim forced into electric shock ‘therapy’ after reporting sex assault in state care

When a child sexual abuse victim reported to staff at the state-run home in charge of his care that he was being assaulted by another boy, he was forced to undergo electric shock “therapy” so severe that it burned his skin, a royal commission heard on Tuesday.<p>The psychologist who administered the …

Sociology

Dyson Heydon may have to consider his royal commission role, the government fares badly in the latest Fairfax polling, and Coalition MP Warren Entsch introduces his same-sex marriage bill<p>5.58pm AEST<p>This is what we know now - that we did not know this morning.<p>Tony Abbott’s hand-picked trade union …

Australia

Australian Food and Grocery Council criticises ‘abusive anti-halal calls and mail’ directed at its members by opponents of the scheme<p>Halal certification enables up to $13bn in food exports each year, according to Australia’s peak body for food and drink manufacturers, which has criticised the …

Australia

Stop blaming the baby boomers. Some are trying to save the world

If there was ever a generation cursed by those that came after it, it’s the generation known as the baby boomers. The “boomers”, were those born roughly between 1946 and 1964.<p>Scapegoated for everything from environmental destruction to social welfare spending, their crime was to be born in an …

Australia

Labour market flexibility has kept wages growth down while demand was weak, but it remains to be seen whether it will push up wages when demand returns<p>Figures released on Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that wages grew by a record low amount in the past year – just 2.27% for …

Economics

By playing the long game on the highly-politicised issues of climate change and same-sex marriage, the Coalition will, in time, be seen as the wiser party<p>This week saw a teetering Coalition government dig in on gay marriage and climate. The government’s positions on both issues will emerge as …

Australia

Government campaigns and media attention may have played part in findings of University of NSW survey<p>Many Australians vastly overestimate the number of their peers who have used the drug ice, a perception possibly being driven by government campaigns targeting ice use, a survey has suggested.<p>Almost …

New South Wales

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

Government denies Manus rape 'cover-up'

Authorities on Manus Island are calling on the Australian government to return three Security officers who face allegations of raping a local …

Adam Goodes is the face of an issue Australia must confront

Adam Goodes shouldn't retire, he should play on and continue to agitate for a change in attitudes. He has a platform, a profile and a responsibility …

Charles Martin nails cringe factor in Adam Goodes booing controversy

Mr Martin wrote that the reaction to the controversy was not just about the racial undertones to the booing of Goodes, but all the non-indigenous …

Fairytale-Inspired Portraits Explore Enchanting Worlds of Magic and Adventure

Lose yourself in the fantasy world of photographer Magdalena Russocka, who captures captivating fairytale portraits that appear to be straight out of a storybook. Wild stallions and loyal wolves star alongside warrior queens, sorceresses, and wild women in the photographer's enchanting images. Each …

Adam Goodes playing the victim over booing, says former AFL star Jason Akermanis

Brisbane Lions great Jason Akermanis has told Adam Goodes to stop "playing the victim" and says those who label the booing of the dual Brownlow …

Articles about 5 cool houses cold climates on Dwell.com - Dwell

Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's new painting group exhibition (its first in a decade), a Van Alen Institute...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram …

Los Angeles

NASA Has A Plan To Keep Our Skies Free Of Drone Congestion

A thousand people gathered at NASA’s Silicon Valley research center to hear the agency’s plan for creating a workable system.<p>With an increasing number of drones vying for precious airspace, someone should start thinking about how we can possibly hope to manage the traffic congestion that will soon …

Scientists are using origami to build nanobots

One of the world’s oldest art forms could inspire some particularly futuristic technology. In a paper published in Nature today, a team of scientists from Cornell University showed how origami influenced designs for atom-thick graphene objects that could one day be used in nanotechnology.<p>The …

Nanotech