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Labor signals changes to cash refunds policy with plan to 'protect pensioners' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Labor signals changes to cash refunds policy with plan to 'protect pensioners' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Bill Shorten is set to announce Labor will retreat from the full force of its policy to end cash refunds for some shareholders, sparing all pensioners from the crackdown.
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Parent Tips from Kelly Bear's Leah Davies

Parent Tips from Kelly Bear's Leah Davies | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Links of interest to Parents and Educators about character building, classroom techniques, children's books, advise and support, etc.
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Teacher & Counselor articles to help children's development

Teacher & Counselor articles to help children's development | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
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Farming the sun's rays: Should Australia follow India's lead and create solar parks? - ABC Rural - ABC News

Farming the sun's rays: Should Australia follow India's lead and create solar parks? - ABC Rural - ABC News | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Should Australian farmers follow India's lead and farm the sun's rays?
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How therapy dogs can help students in the classroom with more than stress relief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How therapy dogs can help students in the classroom with more than stress relief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
They were brought in to help reduce anxiety among students caught up in the Florida school shootings. Now research is revealing the full range of benefits offered by so-called therapy dogs, write Christine Grove and Linda Henderson.
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Veterans outraged as community bands cut from Anzac Day march performance - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Veterans outraged as community bands cut from Anzac Day march performance - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Bands that have performed at the national Anzac Day march for decades are barred from playing this year, and will be replaced with the Royal Military College band alone.
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'We've done an abysmal job': Australia is struggling to handle its swelling population - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'We've done an abysmal job': Australia is struggling to handle its swelling population - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
In 1997 it was estimated Australia would reach a population of 25 million by the middle of this century. We are already there and our cities, schools and roads are not prepared for it.
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Mental Health and Well-Being - It impacts everyone by KEVIN LOVE

Mental Health and Well-Being - It impacts everyone by KEVIN LOVE | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
KEVIN LOVE

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This Danish city is rebuilding itself out of recycled rubble

This Danish city is rebuilding itself out of recycled rubble | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Aiming to be carbon-neutral by 2025, Copenhagen is building a new skyline out of reclaimed bricks and wood.
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Solar power: What happens when we start producing more electricity than we can consume? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Solar power: What happens when we start producing more electricity than we can consume? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Australia is a world leader in the use of rooftop solar power, but some experts believe that with so much power coming online it may soon be worthless — and governments will have little choice but to cut subsidies.
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BBC - Future - 33 ideas that will change the world

BBC - Future - 33 ideas that will change the world | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Today we face many problems, from epidemics to climate change. Grand challenges call for grand ideas – new tech, clever science, and smart solutions. Discover the best o
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Practise some digital manners on your daily commute: start by turning down the volume - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Practise some digital manners on your daily commute: start by turning down the volume - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
 Did you know the noise on your morning commute can be equivalent to a jet flyover? New research suggests we pipe down on public transport, to protect our ears — and minds.
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Here are 5 predictions for the future of our cities

Here are 5 predictions for the future of our cities | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
The next decades will see cities growing rapidly, forging powerful international partnerships and taking the lead in solving global problems. Here is why.
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Looming plastic bag ban has people wondering how they'll cope without them - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Looming plastic bag ban has people wondering how they'll cope without them - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Western Australia's plastic bag ban is imminent, and the biggest question for many seems to be what to line rubbish bins with when the ready supply of free bags dries up.
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Kelly Bear Sample Activities to increase social & emotional development in kids

Kelly Bear Sample Activities to increase social & emotional development in kids | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
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4802 FRC World Championships | Education & Schools

4802 FRC World Championships | Education & Schools | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Team 4802 are a group of determined young women striving to make a difference in the world of STEM. Our team aims to inspire young girls that anything is achievable if you are dedicated and put in the effort. This year 4802 competed in the Australian Southern-Cross regional and, with the hel
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Think there are no homeless people in your area? Think again - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Think there are no homeless people in your area? Think again - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Some of Australia's most remote, least populated areas have the highest numbers of homeless people, new data reveals.
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Is it okay to ask wedding guests to pay? - Your Afternoon

Is it okay to ask wedding guests to pay? - Your Afternoon | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
The average wedding can cost as much as $30,000 to $60,000. Is it okay to ask your guests to pay to help cover costs? Sociologist Nicholas Hookway of the University of Tasmania discusses wedding etiquette with Helen Shield.
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'It's a lonely job': how can we help stressed-out principals? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'It's a lonely job': how can we help stressed-out principals? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Challenging kids, demanding parents, social media — no wonder our school principals are finding it harder than ever to cope with the demands of the job. But recent research shows there are ways to help them, which in turn helps us all, writes Adam Fraser.
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Power move: Why this Sydney private school is suiting up its girls

Power move: Why this Sydney private school is suiting up its girls | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Santa Sabina College joins just a handful of non-government schools across the city that allow female students to wear pants. 
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The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with cities

The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with cities | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
The innovation to unite consumption and sustainability can only take place in our cities – and we need to make it our number one priority.
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5 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day at school - Marianne Stenger - ABC Splash - http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2808442/5-ways-to-celebrate-international-women-s-day-...

5 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day at school - Marianne Stenger - ABC Splash - http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2808442/5-ways-to-celebrate-international-women-s-day-... | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
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Were we wrong to give up the landline? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Were we wrong to give up the landline? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
The internet has revolutionised communication, but voice calls are declining in some demographics, and that means we may be losing out on a powerful part of what connects us to each other, writes Barbara Keys.
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City shaping transport - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

City shaping transport - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Transport shapes and revitalizes cities
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Finland thinks it has designed the perfect school. This is what it looks like

Finland thinks it has designed the perfect school. This is what it looks like | Children Family and Community | Scoop.it
Finland is removing barriers between subjects, as well as classrooms.
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