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Vic child flu death prompts vaccine push

The death of a Victorian child from the flu over the summer season is a reminder for everyone at risk to get immunised, state health authorities say. It’s unclear when and where the child died, but Deputy Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said authorities are not releasing further details to protect the family’s privacy. “I… Read More »

Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

In many ways, Max is a typical 14-year-old. He eschews soft music in favour of rock and heavy metal, likes to wear hoodies, giggles when he’s nervous and has a flair for drawing animals. He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next. His insecurities, however, run deeper than run-of-the-mill teenaged… Read More »