Junior sports clubs in Australia have policies in place for handling racial taunting and vilification, but punishments are rarely enforced.
New research has found that racial vilification is a common occurrence in junior sport in Australia – and is rarely punished when it happens.
iTunes is being replaced by three separate applications on the new iOS operating systenm.
Apple's decision to end iTunes for its new desktop operating system is an attempt to retain and regain market share from rival media platforms.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s new shadow ministry includes a few surprises, though many of the faces remain the same.
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From Bill Shorten to Kristina Keneally, our experts break down Labor's new shadow ministry – who's in, who's been promoted, and who faces the greatest challenges in their new roles
Fewer than one-quarter of young children from low-income families used preschool or childcare services in 2017.
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Australia is far from having an early childhood sector that delivers what children and families need. The government can look to these three areas to ensure access for all Australian children.
Despite a rise in feminist-themed books for children, picture books remain highly gendered overall.
Boys are scientists, girls are ballerinas - that's if girls appear at all. A recent analysis of bestselling picture books shows gender stereotypes are alive and well.
Australians can study nursing at both VET and university, but one means higher wages and more government support.
A new report argues the tertiary education sector must allow students to move more freely between VET and higher education and gain the skills they need at different times in their working lives.
Accumulated plastic debris on Direction Island.
Jennifer Lavers 2017
The entire Cocos (Keeling) Island group is a little more than twice the size of the Melbourne CBD. So it’s hard to envision 414 million debris items washed up there.
How do the major parties’ education commitments stack up?
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.
There is a lack of discernment in reporting research results on carbon reduction targets.
Transitioning to renewable energy will cost us something, but the benefits far outweigh the price.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians parents would be in work if childcare was more affordable.
Labor is promising to help hundreds of thousands of families have access to more affordable childcare. This is an important investment but the details of how it will work must be given priority.
There’s good evidence drinking coffee before exercise can marginally improve your performance.
Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there's evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.
Australia is making significant strides in early childhood education, but we need more commitment if we’re to meet the evidence.
Investing in early childhood education and care can save more money in the long run – in areas including health care – than dealing with these issues later in life.
A successful school isn’t necessarily one that gets high test scores.
Schools in poorer areas can make a significant impact on their students' lives. This can matter more, relative speaking, than higher test scores in wealthier suburbs.
Huit verre, deux litres…
Nous avons tous entendu dire que nous devrions boire huit verres d'eau par jour, mais d'où vient ce conseil, et est-il périmé ?
A man viewing the LG OLED TV Massive Curve of Nature at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week.
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Take note anyone planning to purchase an 8K television in the near future: Australians may have difficulty accessing image quality that will match the screen's potential.
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and Australian picture books are starting to reflect that.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
Consumers who used comparison sites typically paid 5-12% more than the lowest possible offer.
Energy companies offer thousands of different prices, making finding the best deal all but impossible.
A simpler company tax system would collect more and could fund a lower rate.
The budget looks good, for now. But the surge in taxable profits will subside as companies find ways to shift profits offshore. We've come up a better way to tax onshore what happens onshore.
Many young people don’t recover from depression, and exercise can help prevent it from developing in the first place.
Research indicates exercise is effective for improving mood and preventing the development of depression in young people.
Renewables can cut prices as well as emissions.
South Australia's energy prices have gone up as more renewables entered the market – but prices would have gone up even more without them.