Currently, half of all early childhood teachers have a bachelor degree, with a further one-third still working towards one.
In 2009, Australian governments made an agreement to provide all four-year-olds with access to preschool delivered by a trained teacher from 2013. We're a long way from this goal.
Joe Biden is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.
Joe Biden remains the favourite in the Democratic race - but there are question marks over whether he can beat Donald Trump.
Artists Damon Kowarsky and Hyunju Kim produced a series of 51 artistic interpretations of elements from the Periodic Table.
From heavy metal to lighter than air gas, these elements and others from the Periodic Table are transformed into artworks that go on display from today.
On average, customers renewing their insurance policy now pay 34% more than new customers.
Governments can do more to expose the deceptive corporate practice of charging loyal customers more, says competition champion Allan Fels.
River red gums’ iconic silhouette is found across Australia.
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Red gums connect the continental fringes of Australia with its arid heart, marching along waterways.
Susie Porter as Marie and Kate Jenkinson as Allie in Wentworth. The show’s drama revolves around a women’s prison.
Fremantle Media Australia/Xinger Xanger Photograph
In the popular Australian TV series Wentworth, the setting of a women's prison is a pressure-cooker for drama. The setting also allows for greater representation of diverse female characters.
David Bowie in the film clip for Space Oddity: the song would become an anthem for space exploration with an enduring appeal.
Fifty years ago, on July 11, 1969, David Bowie released Space Oddity. With its adventurous orchestration, unsettling harmonics and melancholy narrative, the now classic song captured a moment.
Accusations of ‘professional’ begging are misleading, intended to demonise those who beg as deceitful.
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Last week seven people were arrested for being alleged members of a begging 'syndicate'. Stories like this entrench public perceptions of the homeless as criminal.
Cio-Cio-San (centre) during a dress rehearsal of Opera Australia’s Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney in 2019. Works such as this are attracting criticism from some modern audiences.
Opera companies around the world are grappling with an ever-widening gap between a repertoire frozen in time and an increasingly critical audience.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (right) inspects the country’s nuclear facilities in April 2019.
Iranian Presidential Office/EPA
Iran has announced it will breach the limits on uranium enrichment agreed under the 2015 nuclear deal, after the US turned its back on the agreement. What does that mean for Iran's nuclear program?
Mella Jaarsma, The landscaper 2013, costume: wood, paint, iron and leather, single-channel video: 3:40 minutes, colour, sound.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2018. Photo by Mie Cornoedus
The exhibition Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia has many wonderful works. But it is an exception - despite our close proximity, there are few opportunities for Australians to engage with Indonesian art.
More efficient irrigation means less water can escape and make its way back into the Murray and Darling rivers.
A federal program to help the Murray-Darling environment accidentally lowered water levels – but not as much as previous reports had feared.
A recent study has found that many Obama supporters didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election because of the spread of fake news.
Human rights activists, legal experts and others fear these laws have the potential to be misused to stifle free speech or unintentionally block legitimate online posts and websites.
The long-term unemployed are a growing proportion of the unemployed. It’s hard to work out why.
We've 41,000 more long-term unemployed than would be expected given the unemployment rate. Something has changed.
Laser treatment may need to be repeated for permanent hair loss and isn’t for everyone.
How well laser therapy works depends on your type of hair and skin, the type of laser and the skill of the person operating it.
The stress of commuting by car can affect workers’ well-being and productivity.
Workers with long commutes are more likely to become sick. They also receive less net income (after deducting travel costs) and less leisure time.
Arthur Loureiro, Study for ‘The spirit of the new Moon’ 1888, oil on canvas.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Purchased 1995. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant with the assistance of Philip Bacon through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Celebrating the Queensland Art Gallery's Photograph: QAGOMA
50 years after Apollo 11, a new exhibition considers artistic responses to our celestial neighbour. As we retreat from human space exploration, our relationship to the moon has become virtual.
Early results of a targeted intervention program suggest it’s possible to fix brokenness early.
An economic evaluation of a program of interventions for Australia's most vulnerable children has produced startling results.
The government has approved a parliamentary inquiry into press freedom – a step the major media organisations have dismissed as unnecessary.
Bianca De Marchi/AAP
A parliamentary inquiry into press freedom is merely a public relations exercise designed to buy time until the public anger over last month's police raids dies down.
Does this look messy to you?
Dirt blindness is used by some to excuse men for spending a third as much time as women cleaning. A new study shows it's a myth.