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New Zealand wants to make people happy, not rich – will it work?

New Zealand’s priorities are changingREX/Shutterstock By Ruby Prosser Scully New Zealand’s latest budget, unveiled this week, is being touted as the first in a Western country to put well-being over economic pressures. The country’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern promised billions of dollars in additional funds to address mental health problems, suicide and child poverty. Almost… 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 He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next.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 »