It’s never too early – or too late – to start talking to your children about how to protect their data from people who might misuse it.
Parents should inform themselves, and review their and their children's privacy settings.
Israel Folau’s recent comments are the latest in a string of homophobic and transphobic incidents in Australian sport.
Wallaby and Waratahs player Israel Folau's recent comments about gay people are just one example of the homophobia in Australian sport. Recent research suggests the problem is widespread.
Australia will have to regulate its considerable shipping industry.
Until now, the international shipping industry has been excluded from the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol, despite its major contribution to global emissions.
The cast of ABC TV’s Employable Me.
Employable Me is being touted as the feel good TV series of 2018. But will it make any difference to how employers approach jobseekers with disabilities?
Don’t believe the wipe hype: they can’t be flushed down toilets, not matter what the label says.
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Just because something is advertised as 'flushable' doesn't mean you should put it in your toilet.
Eight seems like a lot…
We've all hear we should drink eight glasses of water per day, but where did that advice come from, and is it outdated?
Alexis Wright, author of Tracker: a book written in the mode and genre of Aboriginal storytelling.
Tracker Tilmouth was a central and visionary figure in Aboriginal politics. His life is captured in Alexis Wright's Tracker through the voices of many, rather than the tradition of European biography.
One in four Australian mothers had a negative birth experience.
While childbirth is often a joyful event, it rarely unfolds exactly how we think it will. This causes disappointment among some women, and leaves a small proportion with a diagnosis of postnatal PTSD.
‘Soft fall’ surfaces are widely used in play areas where children might fall, but can also get very hot in the sun, which undermines this safety benefit.
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Commonly used surfaces in play areas, such as "soft fall" materials and Astroturf, can heat up to 80-100°C in the sun. This makes them a hazardous design choice, especially as the climate gets hotter.
A spectator at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Previous Olympics and Commonwealth Games have not led to an increase in sports participation. In fact, there could be a negative impact on health from watching more television.
Which council has Australia’s best-tasting water?
Every year councils around Australia compete to prove they have the best-tasting tap water in the country.
A lot is still not known about the connection between menopause and mental health.
Menopausal hormone fluctuations can have a significant impact on women's mental health, with some women more vulnerable to these changes than others.
We’re used to hearing cries of “NIMBYism” and “money-hungry developers” on both sides of planning debates, but there’s actually more subtlety to interactions around urban planning that are worth exploring and understanding.
Speaking with: Cameron McAuliffe on NIMBYs, urban planning and making community consultation work.
Dallas Rogers speaks with Western Sydney University's Cameron McAuliffe about leveraging conflict and informal processes in the urban planning process.
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are set to be a good spectacle.
Scenes of sand, sea and skyscrapers will add a glitzy veneer to an Old Empire at play.
The research shows that barring people with a history of drug offences from public housing won’t reduce the risks of harm as NSW minister Pru Goward argues.
The evidence is clear on the sort of support that is needed to reduce the harms of drug use. A punitive approach that denies people a second chance makes it more likely they will reoffend.
Steve Smith has borne the brunt of the public and media vitriol over Australian cricket’s ball-tampering scandal.
If the Australian cricketers involved in a ball-tampering scandal manage to return to the game, and do so triumphantly, it is likely they will be forgiven – and some may even forget their role in it.
Intervention will sometimes be required in childbirth, but should only occur when medically necessary.
Our study found babies born via medical or surgical intervention were at increased risk of health problems, from jaundice and feeding issues, to diabetes, respiratory infections and eczema.
In happier times: Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith talk to the media during the victorious Ashes series.
Altering the condition of the match ball is against the rules of the sport, contrary to 'the spirit of cricket', and deemed to be 'unfair'. It is a form of cheating.
The term ‘Leb’ embodies hyper-masculinity on the street.
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Michael Mohammed Ahmad's novel The Lebs is a realistic portrayal of teenage boys in Western Sydney.
In both Indian and Australian cities, cyclists who deliver goods and services have to take it slow.
Cycling is a low-cost and non-polluting way to make deliveries in congested cities. Slow cyclists should be recognised as good for the economy and environment, not treated like second-class citizens.