Communication disorders are indiscriminate. They can affect  everyone from a king to your next-door neighbour, writes 28-year-old Sarah Kilcoyne, a pediatric speech pathologist from Brisbane, Australia. The Oscar award-winning film, ‘The King’s Speech’, recently highlighted the plight of those in our society who struggle daily with a stutter and other communication difficulties. The film outlines the story of …

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Communication disorders are indiscriminate. They can affect  everyone from a king to your next-door neighbour, writes 28-year-old Sarah Kilcoyne, a pediatric speech pathologist from Brisbane, Australia. The Oscar award-winning film, ‘The King’s Speech’, recently highlighted the plight of those in our society who struggle daily with a stutter and other communication difficulties. The film outlines the story of …

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Young people deserve positive role models, yet too many modern-day celebrities offer bad examples, writes 18-year-old Amanda McClintock from Queensland,  Australia. For as long as there have been humans on this Earth there have been the people who we look up to as our heroes and celebrities. In Greek mythology Hercules was the celebrity of …

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Young people deserve positive role models, yet too many modern-day celebrities offer bad examples, writes 18-year-old Amanda McClintock from Queensland,  Australia. For as long as there have been humans on this Earth there have been the people who we look up to as our heroes and celebrities. In Greek mythology Hercules was the celebrity of …

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Our ability to speak more than one language is a mark of respect and tolerance for non-Anglophone cultures, writes Grant Duthie, a 17-year-old from the Gold Coast of Australia. I can remember when I was very young, the delight I felt as I played a game of pretending to speak another language. It was generally my …

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Our ability to speak more than one language is a mark of respect and tolerance for non-Anglophone cultures, writes Grant Duthie, a 17-year-old from the Gold Coast of Australia. I can remember when I was very young, the delight I felt as I played a game of pretending to speak another language. It was generally my …

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The Raymond Davis case in Pakistan has tarnished the United States’ image at a time when it needs the country’s support more than ever, writes Francis Ventura, a 20-year-old student from Melbourne, Australia. My friend Zafar once told me that ‘anything is possible in Pakistan’. Notwithstanding, I still felt shocked when I found out that …

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It does not take a disaster to understand that nuclear energy has no future in Australia. Excessive construction and waste disposal costs, as well as a lack of engineering capacity, rule it out, writes Sean O’Rourke, a 26-year-old from Melbourne. The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has led to a vociferous debate on the role of nuclear power …

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It does not take a disaster to understand that nuclear energy has no future in Australia. Excessive construction and waste disposal costs, as well as a lack of engineering capacity, rule it out, writes Sean O’Rourke, a 26-year-old from Melbourne. The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has led to a vociferous debate on the role of nuclear power …

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Australia’s National Youth Week, running from April 1 to 10, is an annual celebration of the achievements of young citizens. Laura John, one of the organisers, speaks to 23-year-old Rhiannon Wapling from Melbourne. Laura has been actively involved in her community for many years and was recently selected by the state of Victoria to represent it as a …

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