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Tag Archives: Children

WA joins ‘No Jab, No Play’ vaccine crackdown

The WA government will give the Health Department powers to ban unvaccinated children from attending school and child care centres as part of ‘No Jab, No Play’ measures expected to take effect on January 1, 2019.

Under the new laws, kindergartens, schools and child care centres will be required to keep up-to-date immunisation records, and the department’s “chief health officer” will have power to “order under-vaccinated children to stay home”.

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‘Genderbread Person’: Brisbane high school using banned gender theory resource

Students at one Brisbane high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees.

Queensland’s educational department says it won’t move to stop a high school in the northern suburbs of Brisbane using a banned educational resource which encourages students to think of gender as a spectrum rather than a strictly defined binary.

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Australian school introduces biometric identification

Parents have been told their concerns about privacy are ‘unwarranted’ after being advised children as young as five will have their fingerprints scanned at school as part of a controversial new biometric student attendance record-keeping program being introduced across Australia.

The system, an adaptation of previous programs that were suspended by the government due to privacy concerns, will allow students to register they are at school by placing their finger on a pad.

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Kony 2012: All just a big scam?

I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I’m strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign. KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial […]

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