#532 Australia, We Have a Smacking Problem
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Susie O'Brien has just written an explosive article for the Herald Sun in Victoria about smacking and corporal punishment, and how it should be outlawed.

Its attracted a lot of media attention following the revelation that 6 in 10 young Australians had been smacked repeatedly by their parents, and that those 6 are nearly twice as likely to develop anxiety and depression as teens and adults.

You can read Justin's 'I Turned Out Fine' article for the New York Times here.

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