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By Healey, Justin
As Australians, we all live in a consumer society. It can be easy to ignore the fact that every purchase makes an impact -- financially, socially and environmentally.
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Euthanasia has been illegal in Australia since the federal government overturned short-lived Northern Territory laws in 1996. Despite it being a crime to assist in euthanasia, prosecutions have been rare.
Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources which form over millions of years. Global reserves are being depleted faster than new ones are being made. Aside from diminishing availability and rising costs, the production and use of fossil fuels raises environmental concerns. As a maj...or producer of coal, oil and gas,Read more
The use of legal and illicit drugs is widespread in Australia, however for a significant number of people, substance use can lead to addiction, also known as dependence. Many people become dependent on a drug, and they feel that they can't function without it.
One in five Australian families with children under 15 years of age is now headed by a single parent, and the numbers are growing. Relationship breakdown, unexpected pregnancy, death -- the reasons for single parent households are simple, but the challenges can be varied and comp...lex.Read more
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