The most significant cause of “affluenza,” the supposed mental health condition coined during the Ethan Couch trial that asserts that the wealthy are simply too spoiled and entitled to understand that their actions have consequences, is the criminal justice system itself. 704 more words
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My friend and I have begun an online petition to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code in Canada. This law legally supports parents, teachers, and other individuals standing in place of a caregiver to hit or slap a child, as long as the force is “reasonable”. 102 more words
The Coalition Government has found much to fault the previous Labor Government for, not least in its handling of early childhood education and care.
They’ve managed a tepid and limp hand clap for the creation and implementation of the National Quality Framework, which provides a national minimum standard for this work for the very first time. 785 more words
As I mentioned in my last post, NUIG Students’ Union is going through another referendum campaign on the issue of abortion at the moment. The union became pro-choice last year by an overwhelming majority vote but it appears, like the Life Society in UL, democratic decisions are meaningless to pro-life groups where said democracy rejects their narrow views. 2,184 more words