Schools could use bushwalking as an activity and link it to lessons in other subjects such as geography and science.
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We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
Liu denies having ties to the Chinese Communist Party, but she is closely connected with a number of United Front organisations in Australia.
With serious questions being raised about Liu's possible links to United Front organisations in Australia, a dark cloud could continue to hang over both her and the Liberal Party.
The commercial interests of Adani prevailing over the rights of the Wangan and Jagalingou people show the fragility of native title.
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The deep politics of racial division is at play when governments position mining as in the public interest, with Indigenous land owners obstructive of that interest.
Courir n’est pas contre-indiqué quand on est enceinte, à condition de respecter quelques règles.
Il est important de rester en forme quand on est enceinte. La course à pied peut-elle y contribuer ?
This year’s hajj has attracted controversy, with growing calls for a boycott.
Despite the calls for a boycott, millions of Muslims will make the pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the five pillars of Islamic practice.
Not all Thoroughbreds mate in the natural way.
Today's the official birthday of all race horses in Australia which means the breeding season is just a month away. It's about to get very busy for stallions and mares on the stud farms.
Activists may have to be more careful about distributing evidence of animal cruelty online to encourage people to take action against the meat industry.
The new legislation will give harsher punishment to people who incite others to trespass on farms.
Two universities are conducting internal reviews of research collaborations linked to the suppression and surveillance of the Uyghur minority in western China.
China’s aggressive program of acquiring technology from abroad should be a cause of concern for Australian universities. Yet, our system of vetting research collaborations is clearly broken.
Endangered species are living happily in rice fields.
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The endangered Australasian bittern offers a way past the 'farmers vs environmentalist' debate in the Murray-Darling basin.
The Treaty of Waitangi obliges the state to ensure that public policy is as effective for Māori as it is for everybody else.
A report on primary health care found New Zealand fails to deliver good outcomes for Māori because the state does not stand aside to allow Māori to take charge of their own affairs.
Living in a group environment is part of learning how to manage without using drugs.
Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.
By making funding dependent on school outcomes, the government is intensifying an audit culture that marginalises vulnerable students.
Governments usually measure outcomes by standardised tests, such as NAPLAN. If schools are scrambling to improve their outcomes to gain funding, this can have a detrimental effect on teaching quality.
The Darling River near Menindee in February 2019.
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Federal environment minister Sussan Ley said the environment doesn't necessarily need all its water, whereas farmers do. But denying rivers even part of their water can harm their health in many ways.
The use of Krokodil has fluctuated throughout the 21st Century.
'Krokodil' means crocodile in Russian, named as such partly because of the effect it has on users' skin. But skin infection isn't the only danger the drug poses.
New Zealand’s well-being budget makes a significant contribution to Māori self-determination.
Support for Māori and Pasifika communities was a funding priority in New Zealand's well-being budget, but a change in values may have greater impact than more money.
Playing in nature improves children’s learning, social and emotional skills.
Children need to play and discover the world for themselves without too much restriction. Here are some ways we can enhance children's opportunities to do this.
In 2018, the rate at which Māori babies were removed from their families was four times the rate for the rest of the New Zealand population.
Last week's attempted removal of a newborn Māori baby from his family highlights the issue that indigenous children are much more likely to be taken into state care, in New Zealand and other countries.
Interpreters enable patients to be fully informed about their health condition and options for treatment.
Interpreters are essential in providing ethical and high quality health care to Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse population.
Teaching status matters, but in Australia, this seems to be a low priority.
An inquiry into the status of the teaching profession lasted just four months before being shelved with no clear way forward. Is this the best teachers can hope for?
Yolks are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins packaged up by the female animal for an embryo.
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A yolk allows a developing animal to stay in an egg longer, boosting its chance of survival. The downside is the mother has to work hard finding extra food so her body can create a nutritious yolk.