Supermarket pharmacies have been around in the US, UK and mainland Europe for years. But will Australia follow?
If Australia follows international trends and allows supermarkets to open pharmacies, what are the effects on neighbouring pharmacies? And when does running a business mean health care suffers?
The ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music looked at the benefit of music education in disadvantaged schools.
As comparisons are made between the finances of private and public schools, investment in a creative education for all should be prioritised.
Governments should adopt measures that have been proven to be effective or at least show promise.
Governments impose harsh restrictions to the freedom of sex offenders after their sentence. But there’s no evidence to support that ‘doing more of the same’ improves community safety.
Hospital cleaning is an important way to prevent the spread of infections.
If hospitals are not thoroughly cleaned, patients may be at higher risk of infection. We tested a new approach to hospital cleaning, and found it could reduce infections and save money.
One clear way for news organisations to begin building trust with young people is to start including them in news stories in meaningful ways.
Of all the news stories examined in a snapshot study, only 11% included the views or experiences of young people. And that inclusion was usually via adults.
When you have a wound, your body gets to work straight away to clean it out, kill germs and repair the skin.
The body tries to plug a wound quickly to stop germs getting in through broken skin and making you sick. But behind the scenes, your blood is working hard to repair a wound.
It’s unlikely, but for both David Jones and BP, gourmet food with petrol is the next logical step.
BP is offering what David Jones wants. David Jones is offering what BP needs.
A screenshot from survival videogame DayZ.
The Australian Classification Board has "refused classification" for at least four videogames in recent months. Such bans show the introduction of an R18+ classification was not a win for players.
George Pell’s appeal on child sexual abuse convictions has been dismissed.
By a majority of two to one, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Pell's case, because it found guilty verdicts were open to the jury.
Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here.
Remote Queensland farmers are among the least "digitally included" communities in Australia, according to a new report that documents the impacts of low access, affordability and digital ability for families and communites.
Fortitude Valley is unique in Australia for its concentration of live music venues, like The Valley Drive In, in one small neighbourhood.
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The good news is that the growth of live music continued under Queensland's liquor licensing reforms. The bad news is that venues rely on late-night alcohol sales to cover costs.
Siena Stubbs, 17, from Yirrkala in East Arnhem Shire reads the Imagination Declaration on behalf of a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at the 2019 Garma Festival.
A group of school students have just shown what real leadership looks like on Indigenous issues – and you'll hear more about their ideas in coming months at your local school, childcare centre or uni.
A person wanting to access voluntary assisted dying must meet strict criteria, including having a medical condition that is considered to be advanced and progressive.
Western Australia might soon become the second state in Australia to legalise voluntary assisted dying. Its proposed law draws on the Victorian model, but has some important differences, too.
When neighbourhoods lose their corner stores, they also lose a place where people meet and feel like part of their local community.
As neighbourhoods lost their milk bars, they also lost a daily point of connection for locals. But all is not lost. In some areas, the humble corner store is making a comeback.
The air up high is just really bad at ‘holding’ onto the radiation coming from the Sun, and the warmth passes straight through it on its journey toward the ground.
It helps if you imagine the ground here on Earth as a big heater. It keeps us warm, and if you move away from the heater you feel cold.
‘Google and Facebook are global companies, headquartered in the US, for whom Australia is a significant but relatively small market.’
Google and Facebook attract plenty of users and advertising dollars in Australia, but the ACCC will have to work with other watchdogs overseas on any effective regulation.
Understanding the forces that drive the online economy is crucial for consumers, and increasingly citizens.
Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA
No regulation can fix the disruption of journalism by search engines, social media and digital content aggregators.
Twitter and other social media platforms may not be lost entirely to the political partisans and propagandists.
'Phatic sharing' reclaims Twitter as a truly social network, rather than simply as a source of breaking news or a place for public debate between politicians, journalists, and activists.
Children quickly took to the robot and developed a relationship with it.
Maitland Lutheran School, of 240 students in rural South Australia, found a way to teach children programming code and an old Aboriginal language. The answer was Pink, the robot.
Ever since the Parkes dish helped broadcast the Moon landings, Australia has been hiding its light under a bushel when it comes to space science.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Australia played a vital role in beaming the Apollo 11 Moon landing to the world. But since then we've passed up the opportunity to cement our place in exploring outer space.