By the time children are five, they should show preference for a particular hand and be able to work with others.
Children aged three to five don't need to do formal academic assignments in early childhood education to hit their milestones.
Most people with low back pain aren’t getting the most effective treatment.
A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
Getting rid of NAPLAN would remove a distraction from the classroom and allow teachers more time to understand and address the needs of the students.
Getting rid of NAPLAN would allow teachers more time to respond to and address the needs of their students, rather than teaching to the test.
Singing increases breathing control and lung capacity, can improve your health, and release the happy hormone.
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Almost anyone can be taught how to sing.
Young men and overseas tourists are particularly at risk.
New research shows what type of signs are most effective at communicating safety messages in national parks - and what not to do.
An image from 1886 showing a group of Indigenous Australians posed around the lower Murray River in flood.
As the health of the Murray Darling Basin is in decline, fish ear bones recovered from ancient Aboriginal camp sites can provide vital data about river health in the past.
Our research found that children place the most emphasis on issues such as having the Family Court process and the roles of key players explained to them, and on being heard.
Cindy Zhi NY-BD-CC
In the Family Court, respecting what matters to children can help determine how sustainable and workable the arrangements are. Research shows
Volunteer tourism should be subject to checks and balances, with host communities firmly in the driver’s seat.
Volunteer tourism is often criticised for focusing on profit and volunteer experience. But improving monitoring and evaluation and putting host communities in charge can make it more sustainable.
The programs are long and intense, the creativity and relationships aspect of the vocation has been eroded, there is pervasive negativity in the media, and comparatively poor salary and working conditions.
There's been a drop in the number of people enrolling in teacher preparation courses. This is due to problems such as pay, professional autonomy, and a national obsession with standardised testing.
The study showed that boosting the office temperature a little can save energy and keep office workers comfortable without sacrificing their cognitive performance.
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Our study found that office workers performed just the same, whether the air conditioning was set at 22°C or 25°C. But making that tweak can cut energy use by 18%.
And if you wait too long to survey a community, it can end up being too be too late to turn the tide of opinion.
'Social licence to operate' is a term describing how much community support a project or company has. As the Northern Rivers CSG experience shows, failing to get it can have costly impacts for firms.
In a 2016 ABS survey, one in two women reported having experienced sexual harassment, but 90% of them did not contact the police.
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Critics say that #MeToo has turned the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty on its head, but such comments privilege the rights of perpetrators over justice for victims.
Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa ) and Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia) in Black Panther (2018). In the film, natural hair is used as a social identifier.
Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
Stigma about black or African hair reflects deep-seated politics around race and history.
Despite the Federal Government’s teacher education reforms and the push for evidence-based teaching, less than 2% of ARC research funding is directed to educational research.
Within a little more than a decade following the 1978 riot, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Parade nourished the emergence of a budding gay and lesbian tourism industry.
If intelligently managed, festivals attract substantial numbers of LGBT tourists to regional and rural destinations, injecting additional income into the local economies.
Gamblers feel connected to the machine as hospitality keeps them playing for longer.
Pokies companies want to keep their customers "in the zone", that's why they spend so much to keep tabs on them.
Researchers studied reef sands at Heron Island, Hawaii, Bermuda and Tetiaroa. In this photo, white areas show the predominance of sand on reefs.
Southern Cross University
Ocean acidification poses an increasing threat to the sediments that form the framework of coral reefs - within around 30 years, these carbonate sands may no longer be able to form.
Schoolies and New Year’s Eve see high visitor numbers in tourist spots like Byron Bay.
So-called 'party' towns like Byron Bay attract huge numbers of visitors for schoolies weeks and New Year's Eve – but sometimes at high cost to the young people who live there.
The ingredients of incense were detailed in the Old Testament.
The four ingredients for holy incense are listed in the Old Testament, but there was much debate over the origin of one of them -- onycha. Scientists think they've now confirmed the source.
There are 68 regional campuses in total, located in every state and territory, with the exception of the ACT.
Southern Cross University
Australia's regional universities face many challenges that need to be addressed at a national level if we're going to keep feeling the economic benefit from agriculture we felt last financial year.