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‘Life isn’t free’: When adult children should pay board

Ms Fitch said many parents were happy enough to waive board altogether if there were a genuine deposit on the horizon, given property prices are beyond the reach of most young Australians. Australian Institute of Family Studies figures released in May suggest almost half of men aged 20-24 are living …

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How parents went from being responsible adults to figures of fun

“Responsible Adult,” a new exhibition at Beit Michal cultural center in Rehovot, explores the changing role of grownup figures in Israeli children’s literature throughout the decades. The exhibit presents works from beloved childhood books, ranging from the generation of illustrators that worked during the establishment of the state to contemporary …

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The loopholes that disguise the gender pay gap

London-based journalist Kate had been contemplating leaving her job at a national newspaper for some time. In February she finally quit after receiving an offer from a much larger company that would almost double her salary. The pay rise was a major incentive but her former employers‘ reluctance to publish …

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Children at risk as ‘most new schools built without sprinklers’

Fewer than one in six new schools have been built with sprinkler systems installed, ministers have admitted, in findings branded “absolutely terrifying” by union officials. Despite official government guidance that all new schools should have sprinklers “except in a few low-risk schools,” figures uncovered by the Labour party showed that, …

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