The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, one of only two new Gold Coast venues built for the Commonwealth Games, has been open for community use since its completion in 2016.
The Gold Coast is mostly relying on existing assets, and most refurbishments and extensions were completed long before the Games, meaning the community has been able to use these facilities.
Performers at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Events like the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony present history as a simplistic story of progress and reconciliation.
Whether barriers to adoption are always a bad thing is up for debate.
We often hear that adoptions in Australia should be easier and quicker. But many safeguards in the adoption process are in place for a reason.
The easiest way to resolve daylight saving issues would be to apply it uniformly across Australia.
Daylight saving has economic benefits, but this breaks down in the days before and after we change, as well as across borders between states that do and don't have it.
Kindred 2017, Silicone, fibreglass, hair, Ed. 1 of 3, 103 x 95 x 128cm.
Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
Natasha Harth, QAGOMA.
Part human, part animal, Patricia Piccinini's sculptures are uncannily familiar, yet alarmingly other. A major new exhibition creates a parallel universe in which viewers can encounter her work.
As planning minister, Jackie Trad said legislative changes would make the planning system more open and accountable.
Changes under Queensland's recently instituted Planning Act give councils much more leeway in their decision-making, which makes it harder for appeals against decisions to succeed.
George Pell emerges from court during his committal hearing on historical sexual offences.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
Third places are most effective when, like Waverley Community Garden in Sydney, they appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Third places are shared spaces where people can informally socialise. As a potential antidote to the modern scourge of loneliness, it's worth asking what makes the best of these places tick.
Yi Gang will take over the leadership of China’s central bank from Zhou Xiaochuan, who had been in the position since 2002.
International Monetary Fund/Flickr
As the governor of China's central bank oversees the stability of the world’s second largest economy, this leadership change is one the global economy is watching closely.
A pair of Rainbow Lorikeets in a garden feeder.
Feeding wild birds is discouraged in Australia despite its popularity in other countries. But many Australians still put food out for the birds, and that's not a problem if it's the right food.
The Australian Hotels Association (South Australia) has campaigned against the SA Best party’s proposed poker machine reforms.
The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia claims poker machine reforms proposed by Nick Xenophon's SA Best party would wipe out 'many of the 26,000' jobs in the hotel industry. Is that right?
The world’s biggest burn of illegal ivory.
The destruction of a massive haul of illegal ivory was supposed to send a message to poachers and those who trade in the tusks. Did they notice, or can the ivory be used to help elephant conservation?
Donald Trump has announced import tariffs on steel and aluminium.
Trump's tariffs will have only a small impact on the Australian economy, as Australia isn't a large exporter of steel or aluminium.
Seven Gold Coast students overdosed on anti-anxiety drug Phenibut last month.
The increasing availability of drugs online raises questions about policing methods that were developed to deal with more traditional drug markets.
Older and poorer Australians aren’t benefiting from negative gearing.
New modelling shows negative gearing and capital gains taxes can be reformed in a way that doesn't impact poorer investors.
Some of the firearms handed in during Tasmania’s second gun amnesty in 2017.
Whenever gun control enters public debate, the high emotions and moralising tend to take over rational, evidence-based debate.
The glum business sentiment is in sectors related to consumer spending.
Business leaders some sectors are feeling less positive about the year ahead because consumers are spending less, according to our analysis of the outlook of leaders of Australia’s ASX 200 companies.
Gisement de Porto Maior en Galice (Espagne).
Que peut nous dire un site archéologique sur les origines de notre espèce et des néanderthaliens ?
Researchers work on the archaeological site in Spain, known as Porto Maior, where the tool deposits were found.
Eduardo Méndez Quintas
New tools add to an emerging view of the past as a turbulent “Game of Thrones” style scenario, with distinct early human ancestors living in Eurasia before Homo sapiens arrived.
While current interventions offer broad protocols for children and young people, specific guidelines for teenage girls are missing.
Because teenage boys and girls behave differently online, girls are more at risk for cyberbullying, and intervention needs to take this into account.