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Australian sex education isn’t diverse enough. Here’s why we should follow England’s lead.

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The Conversation, 7 August 2018 By David Rhodes, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Edith Cowan University How children are taught about sex, relationships and sexuality at school is shaping up to be a political hot potato in Australia (again). It’s already been slated to be an issue in the Victorian state elections later this year. That’s just a short time from being on the agenda during the...

The laws that sex workers really want (video)

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(Via SIN, April 2017) Laws can be complicated, but the sex worker community agrees on decriminalisation. Watch sex worker and activist Juno Mac unpack the different legal frameworks that affect sex workers, and then explain that decriminalisation is the only way forward. “If you care about gender equality or poverty or migration or public health, then sex worker rights matter to you,”...

No excuses: government releases new guidelines on sexist language

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The Age, April 10, 2017 “Boys will be boys.” “He’s picking on you because he likes you.” “Don’t throw like a girl.” These are the kinds of phrases that the Australian government is attempting to eradicate with a new tool in its anti-violence campaign aimed at educators and influencers of young people. Read more here  Download No Excuses Guideline...

It’s not just the mechanics … children need lessons in life and love

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The Guardian, Sunday 5 March 2017 11.05 AEDT The radical overhaul of sex and relationships education (SRE) announced by the [UK] government last week is very good news. Children will learn about healthy adult relationships from the age of four and sex education will become compulsory in all secondary schools. So, good news – but also long overdue, given the challenges faced by the young. Read...

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