Sarah Kanake and her brother Charlie.
Characters with Down syndrome are extremely rare in novels and rarer still are stories written from their point of view. But people with disabilities have an equal right to belong in narrative fiction.
Zaha Hadid’s ongoing Australian projects and draft designs will attract plenty of attention in the future.
London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid. Artur Salisz
Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died last week, had three projects on the go in Australia. Will there be a surge of interest in her work - as has happened to other architects who have died prematurely?
The site of the hillfort of Vugala, northern Viti Levu island (Fiji). This was one of many hillforts in the area – home to a few hundred people according to reports from the 1840s – that were probably established around AD 1400 in response to conflict resulting from a food crisis that had come about as a result of an enduring fall in sea level.
Rising seas are one of the major concerns of Pacific Island nations, and looking at past sea-level change can help understand the future.
Netflix is spending big on original content to attract new users around the world.
The success of original series TV is opening up new opportunities for producers, owners and audiences.
It’s not always a bad thing to lie to your kids.
Stories about Santa can help to develop imagination, so there’s nothing wrong with bringing a little joyful magic into your child’s life.
In the absence of content quotas, the broadcaster’s children’s offerings seem vulnerable to cuts.
We know the ABC is facing tough times, given the decision last year to cut its budget by A$254 million over five years. But how hard are those cuts falling on locally-produced children's TV?
The makers of GPS devices are among the many factors and actors whose role in road safety has not been fully considered.
The focus is on reducing the “fatal five” behaviours that cause road trauma: speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts, fatigue and driving while distracted.
“Mummy, I can’t do my homework!” Time for you to step in?
Completing your child's homework can protect them from failure – a key part of the learning process.
Mitch Fifield has recognised that Australia’s system of media regulation is outdated.
The problem for Mitch Fifield will be, to a great extent, the same one that has dogged successive large-scale media reform attempts in the past.
FIFA, world football’s governing body, continues to be embroiled in scandal.
The recent untoward behaviours in sport are not limited to athletes alone. Rather, there are allegations of corruption throughout sports systems.
Weapons and flames: this ‘dream car’ design by teenagers doesn’t include any safety features.
Teenagers are more interested in gadgets and flashy desig in their first car than they are about safety features. So how do we make them think safety is important?
The reefs of Indonesia - part of the Coral Triangle - could lose many of their species thanks to climate change.
How will climate change affect life in the oceans? New research shows that the answer is likely good and bad.
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Telcos are positioning themselves to be at the top rather than the bottom of the content food chain.
Research found children with autism understand social cues when prompted, but they usually choose not to interact.
People with autism spectrum disorder don't get the same benefits from socialising with other people. So why force them to with methods that aren't true to life anyway?
All female athletes in a study reported bullying as a major challenge despite not being asked about it.
New research has found talented adolescent female athletes are bullied for their successes by their school peers.
It’s not always better together.
Children with special needs aren't necessarily always better in mainstream schools.
Biomass will help meet Australia’s renewable energy target.
Burning some wood waste from native forests will be counted as renewable energy under revisions to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) passed this week.
You don’t share your phone with strangers Mum, so I’m not sharing my doll with her.
Should we teach our kids to share their things considering adults don't share their possessions? Shouldn't kids be taught not to use things that aren't theirs? Maybe we should just let them figure things out for themselves.
Foxtel hopes to retain viewers with exclusive content such as Game of Thrones.
Australians have enthusiastically embraced new streaming service Netflix. But with its subscription business model under threat, Foxtel is coming out fighting.
Are new video-on-demand services really ‘breathing new life’ into Australian content?
The arrival of subscription video on demand services Netflix, Stan and Presto have implications for what we call "television" in Australia – and much of the policy detail remains to be hammered out.