Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gillian Bird, makes a statement at the 2016 Habitat III conference, where the New Urban Agenda was adopted.
Australia and other United Nations member states signed up to the New Urban Agenda more than a year ago. But how well is health being integrated into sustainable urban development?
Transition to school is a difficult time for children.
Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash
At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.
Christmas Dinner, Mt Margaret Mission 1933.
State Library of Western Australia
Aboriginal missions were notorious for their austerity, but Christmas was a brief time of joy. While celebrations had a sinister assimilationist edge, Aboriginal people often adopted traditions into their own culture.
Internet safety in early childhood is a new area of research because, until now, children as young as four weren’t able to easily access the internet.
Touchscreen technologies have made it easy for children as young as four to go online. Here are some things to teach them about how to be safe on the internet.
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.
Since 2013, the ADF has permitted members to march in uniform in Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Now, the service chiefs argue that LGBTI inclusion expands the force’s diversity, bringing different life experiences, and thus increase the ADF’s capabilities.
While securing a stable job is essential, dismissing the qualitative experience of learning and its extraordinary benefits is reductive.
New analysis reveals surprising insights into five key myths and misconceptions about Australian university student graduate outcomes.
For a student who is blind, the obvious test adjustment is providing a braille test if they are proficient in braille.
Standardised tests restrict how well students with disability can do, which reinforces the idea that there are things they can't do that children without disability can.
To make sure we get the most out of education, we may need to both broaden our narrative about standardised testing and try to minimise its negative influences.
The use of standardised testing is a divisive topic, and most of the disagreement comes down to beliefs about whether using it to control education is a good or bad thing.
Caring can be very rewarding for both the carer and the patient.
Here are some tips if you are looking after someone who is nearing the end of their life.
There is no good reason the views of students should be disregarded in what defines quality higher education.
Lower ranked universities often outperform their highly ranked peers in student satisfaction.
Having to own multiple cars comes at a cost to the finances and health of residents in the sprawling outer suburbs.
One of the most effective ways to reduce health inequalities across Australia is to design neighbourhoods that free residents from having to rely on cars for transport.
Staying physically active can play a big part in ageing well – and a well-designed neighbourhood helps with that.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
Thereza Phinias, a musician who is part of the Tanzania Albinism Collective.
Singing, music, films and dances are crucial in promoting and protecting the human rights of Africans with albinism.
Leaders are responsible for the culture and specific practices of their organisation, and they can do much to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
'Suitability' checks in organisations are important but have limitations in screening out child sex offenders. Leaders need to change how they approach the issue.
It’s not just workers on building sites that will feel the pinch of the construction downturn.
The threat of a loss of jobs in the the industries that support construction reveals the problem in relying on building to sustain the economy.
Stroke can change forever the life of the sufferer and thus their loved ones.
This article discusses the impact of a stroke on the stroke survivor and their carer's social and mental health.
Albinism is an inherited condition that affects the pigment of the eyes, hair and skin.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
Theology students sit an exam at the Islamic University in Jakarta.
Photo by Idris Thaha
The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world's first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women's fight for equality.