Singing helps us remember information.
Because of the way our brains work, we can remember songs and rhymes much more easily than just words or letters. The ABC song teaches kids the basics of the English language.
The show’s three hosts (left to right) Sandro Demaio, Renee Lim and Shalin Naik tackle obesity in the first episode, but don’t quite nail it.
The ABC's new show Ask the Doctor goes some way to explain the many contributors to obesity. So, why spoil it with the take-home message that willpower is all you need to lose weight?
Mark Colvin spent nearly two decades presenting the ABC’s PM program.
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
The ABC’s role as a provider of Australian stories can only become more important in a rapidly changing media landscape.
The ABC is dragging its heels in providing new Australian content to audiences, due to a lack of governance, an inadequate Charter and its poor relationship with the independent production sector.
Ebonnie Masini and Rian McLean in Round the Twist (1989), one of Australia’s most fondly remembered children’s TV dramas.
Australian Children's Television Foundation
TV networks must produce new local children's TV drama each year - but they are increasingly making animation, with little sense of place. We need shows that will reflect kids' lives back to them.
It is important to remember Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s comment was not made when she was actually presenting on the ABC.
There are two issues in the latest episode of the culture wars, sparked by the Anzac Day Facebook comment by controversial young Muslim activist and part-time ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied. One is…
The iconic Rage intro.
Screenshot from Youtube
ABC TV's Rage has so far weathered the storm of digital disruption to remain an important, and nostalgic, part of Australia's music industry.
Students are more reluctant to seek help from teachers than from friends or parents.
Fear of repercussions and the feeling of not being taken seriously are two reasons why children who are bullied don't seek help from teachers.
Scrutiny of the sources, evidence and bias behind our public figures’ statements is more important than ever.
In a time of slippery weasel words and 'alternative facts', we are delighted to see the return of the ABC fact-checking unit in collaboration with RMIT.
US Geological Survey
Australia's decision to take another step back from international broadcasting by ceasing its far reaching border crossing shortwave radio services has raised questions about who will fill the void.
The latest RN makeover is largely about talk – a cheap format that costs little to produce.
Sweeping changes proposed at Radio National undermine the network's specialist knowledge and documentary-making savvy. Yet amid the echo chambers of social media, we need RN more than ever.
Gus Worland investigates the causes of male suicide: but should a celebrity tell experts how to suck eggs?
Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 45. The ABC TV series Man Up explores whether a reluctance to express feelings is part of the problem - yet the show seems to teeter between celebrating male culture and asking it to change.
The Conversation is sharing more of its articles with the ABC.
An elusive Clinton press conference on Sept. 15, 2016.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
The format of the ABC program Recognition: Yes or No? is problematic, and the choice of voices particularly so.
The ABC has missed a rare opportunity to deeply engage with the diversity of views among Indigenous Australians about whether and how they should be 'recognised' in the Constitution.
John Howard’s ABC documentary seeks to establish the centrality of the Menzies years in the creation of modern Australia.
There can be no doubt that Australia became modern between 1949 and 1966, the year Robert Menzies retired as prime minister.
Last night ABC’s Q&A scored its usual high ratings. Not for the first time, the ABC’s flagship public access current affairs program gave primetime commercial TV a run for its money. It’s not without…
The images broadcast on Four Corners of a hooded figure sitting strapped to a chair are difficult to erase.
What was shown on Four Corners was cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – if not torture.
Now finishing its fourth season, Rake is one of Australia’s most interesting TV dramas.
The ABC’s Rake is about to air its final episode. This smart, postmodern show ushered in a new kind of Australian satire: with less caricature than Front Line, more politics than Kath and Kim, and a fluid connection to high and low culture.
The ABC breached its impartiality standards in a Catalyst program on the safety of wireless devices such as mobile phones.
The ABC failed its own accuracy test when it broadcast claims of health risks associated with wireless devices such as mobile phones.