Telstra and the City of Joondalup have joined forces in a trial of ‘smart park’ applications at Tom Simpson Park.
Public spaces have become more, not less, important to our experience of cities in the digital era. These technologies can be used to confound and enlarge our experiences of and connections to place.
Facebook’s Messenger Kids has sparked debate about what age children should be using messaging apps.
Many parents are fearful about their children being online. Messaging services for children could help both kids and parents learn how to communicate safely and respectfully in the digital space.
NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres claims Sydney is falling behind other Australian cities in its big sporting event infrastructure.
The New South Wales government has come in for heavy criticism over its $2 billion plan to knock down and rebuild two of Sydney's largest sports stadiums.
Clips of Peppa Pig on YouTube aren’t always what you expect them to be.
More than 300 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute - and many children's clips are unauthorised, sneaky or even disturbing. Being aware is the first step.
Inklusi pendidikan bagi penyandang disabilitas bisa memperkuat daya saing mereka di dunia kerja.
Kolaborasi Australia-Indonesia menelaah inklusi bagi penyandang disabilitas di dunia pendidikan Indonesia.
Giving disabled people access to higher education would improve their social mobility.
An Indonesia-Australia collaboration is working to improve inclusion for disabled people in Indonesian schools, including in Islamic institutions.
A raft of tough new anti-scalping laws have just been introduce in Victoria, But are problems with existing ticketing systems driving fans into the hands of scalpers – and can technology help?
In This Here. Land, a performance by Filipino and Australian artists in Sydney, the audience is asked to participate in a recreation of one of the Philippines’s drug killings.
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte's 'War on Drugs' is estimated to have led to more than 13,000 killings. Artists - both in the Philippines and beyond - are helping communities work through their trauma.
New Zealand’s reputation as a destination for international wedding tourism was boosted by the country’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage.
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The majority of same-sex weddings between overseas couples conducted in New Zealand have been between Australian couples unable to marry at home.
Media education opportunities should be more frequently available in schools to ensure young Australians meaningfully engage with news media.
A new survey reveals that while most young Australians get news from online sources, they lack the skills to distinguish fake news.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff launch Sidewalk Toronto, a high-tech urban development project.
Toronto has entered a joint venture with a Google sister company to create a high-tech urban development area. The goal is to 're-imagine cities from the internet up' – Google's internet, of course.
After 10 years of minimal breakthroughs, NAPLAN doesn’t seem to be going anywhere but online.
NAPLAN is great at tracking changes over time and between demographics, but not so great at measuring what factors effect change, engagement or creativity.
Log barges with illegally felled timber, waiting to be loaded onto the “Harbour Gemini” ship in Paia inlet, Papua New Guinea,
AP Image/Greenpeace, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert
The federal government is considering watering-down laws against importing illegal timber, but this flies in the face of international evidence.
If warmer weather is your sign to reach for the pesticide, think again. From better soil to your own army of beneficial bugs, here are five reasons to put down the insect spray.
The Thomson Dam, Melbourne’s largest water storage, dropped to only 16% of capacity in the last big drought.
Australian cities have turned to some very costly solutions when water is scarce. But as the world's second-highest users of water per person, more efficient use and recycling are key.
Detail from Little Big Woman: Condescension, Debra Keenahan, 2017.
Designed and made by Debra Keenahan, Photograph by Robert Brindley.
For centuries, women with dwarfism were depicted in art as comic or grotesque fairytale beings. But artists are challenging these portrayals and notions of beauty and physical difference.
How often do you take away your kid’s phone?
We need to shift the focus away from parenting that relies on threats and rewards, to one that nurtures meaningful parent-child and child-technology relationships.
The belly button is a constant reminder of how we came into the world.
The umbilical cord drops off a baby's belly button after birth. What happens on the inside is far more fascinating.
Koalas are stressed out by a range of pressures, from habitat loss to dog attacks.
Ever feel so stressed you can't carry on? You're not alone - koalas have a similar problem, and hundreds are being rescued by veterinarians each year.
There are plenty of opportunities when you are out shopping to include your child in discussions about financial decisions.
Learning about real-life money decisions from a young age helps kids learn maths and improves their financial literacy.