Sydney Morning Herald

• Economy of scales: Depleted stocks force Asian fishermen into Australian waters
A modern war on the high seas is intruding into Australia's neighbourhood – the attempt to protect vulnerable fish stocks from the rampant demand of Asia's growing middle class and fishermen forced south by tensions in the South China Sea.

• Child bride survivor Eman Sharobeem has assets frozen by NSW Crime Commission
Eman​ Sharobeem's​ life story reads like an inspiring tale of overcoming the odds: forced into an arranged marriage to her first cousin as a teenager, then widowed at 29 with two young sons, having endured a violent 14-year marriage.

• Sunday penalty rates: Women to bear the brunt of cuts, experts say
Single mother Sharon Eurlings has worked Sunday shifts for more than 20 years to help pay the bills and get care for her children.

• Hepatitis C to be 'eliminated' from Australia within 10 years, new report shows
New treatment options for hepatitis C has given Canberra resident Kerrie McKenzie a new lease on life.

• Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke intervenes to stop deportation of Sydney girl with autism
A teenage girl with autism facing deportation after eight years living in Australia has been granted permanent residency, following an eleventh-hour intervention by the Assistant Immigration Minister.

• Royal commission: Outrage over church's financial support for paedophile priests
An admission that the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese financially supports convicted pedophile priests has drawn outrage from sex abuse survivors at the royal commission.

• How IB Diploma differs from the HSC
When examining NSW school rankings, it's important to consider that rankings don't take International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results into account.

• Australian University helps Mongolia's flourishing photojournalism community
A scholarship program at RMIT University in Melbourne is providing rare opportunities for Mongolian photojournalists to hone their craft in Australia.

• Private schools' extended hours a boon for working parents
Jane and Steve Stucci have made their last school lunch and, quite possibly, helped their son Danny with his last homework assignment. 

• Students thrive under groundswell of positive change
We are all aware of the challenges facing our youngsters: cyber bullying, low self-esteem, pressure from peers and being bombarded with unrealistic body images, just to name a few.

• More city kids embrace HSC agriculture
Key Sydney private schools are seeing an increase in numbers as students move beyond the farm to the world's food and fibre needs.

• Outdoor learning inspires Year 12 science student
Asha Wiltshier says small class sizes, hands-on and nature-based learning is key to her study success.

• Schools and universities are charged millions for things that are free
Australian schools pay $9 million each year to display web pages that are  available freely available on the internet. They are even charged for displaying thumbnail images of book covers on their library intranet sites.

• University of Canberra study looking to develop gait monitoring app to prevent falls
Tens of thousands of elderly Australians are hospitalised each year for fall-related injury but PhD project being undertaken at University of Canberra hopes to put prevention in the palm of people's hands. 

• You, old? Not until you're 75
A third of Australians – about 7 million people – are now at their peak, but it is not when most people think. 

• Pet owners warned to vaccinate against rabbit-killer virus
What's up, Doc? Pet owners warned to vaccinate against soon-to-be-released rabbit-killer virus.

• Catholic leaders speak of church's 'catastrophic failure' in past approach to child abuse
Five Australian Catholic archbishops have given a scathing assessment of the church's past response to sexual abuse victims.

• As penalty rates are slashed, what is your Sunday worth now?
The time you spend working on a Sunday is still worth more than it is on a Saturday, but not as much as it was in the past, according to the Fair Work umpire.

• Girl with autism to be deported after failing immigration 'health' checks
A 16-year-old girl with autism who has been living in Australia for eight years could be deported within weeks because she failed immigration medical assessments and the Assistant Immigration Minister has refused to intervene.

• Petition against cervical screening changes 'woefully misinformed', says AMA
The head of Australia's peak medical body has branded a petition that claims changes to cervical screening will put women's lives at risk, as well intentioned but  "woefully misinformed and misguided".



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