Extracurricular activities help children from low-income suburbs close the gap between them and their better-off peers. But subsidies for these activities are patchy and often limited to sport.
The bodies of comb jellies like Mertensia ovum are soft, meaning they rarely fossilize.
Fossilized comb jellies, or ctenophores, are rare because the creatures are almost completely soft-bodied. Rare fossil finds are helping us learn more about ancient animals and evolution.
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Sardines from the cold waters off South Africa’s Atlantic coast are attracted to cold water upwelling in the Indian Ocean. When the upwelling ends, they are trapped in water that is too warm for them.
Bruce Lander, then-Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC), appears before a SA parliamentary committee in 2018.
South Australia has shown other Australian jurisdictions what not to do with their anti-corruption bodies, especially the proposed federal integrity commission.
A panel of experts has urged caution regarding paracetamol during pregnancy. But that doesn’t change current advice to discuss pain relief with your doctor or pharmacist.
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Archaehierax sylvestris, whose remains have been unearthed in the arid South Australian outback, was the apex predator in a lush prehistoric forest filled with marsupials and waterfowl.
With a very close result as counting continues, it could be weeks or even months before a government is formed. But Sunday’s election has already delivered some significant results.
The perception in France of a reversal of strategy is in fact a coherent move for Australia, in line with 200 years of Australian diplomatic tradition – for better or worse.
The new ABC drama Fires is a six-part series of interlinked stories inspired by the 2019-2020 Black Summer fire season.
Next month, Russia is sending a director and actor to film in space. What does this mean for filmmakers, astronauts, movie fans and the International Space Station?
People who fled the war in Tigray gather around in a temporarily built internally displaced people.
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The biggest challenge to the health system is the war in Tigray and other insecurity all over the country. Conflict has made COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts impossible in many areas.
Le 20 décembre 2016, à Canberra, Jean‑Yves Le Drian, alors ministre français de la Défense, signe le « contrat du siècle » avec le premier ministre australien de l’époque Malcolm Turnbull.
Pour l’Australie, le dilemme était simple : se conduire en nation souveraine et respecter le contrat passé avec la France, ou privilégier sa sécurité et son lien de longue date avec Washington.
The French submarine deal offered Australia a way to diversify its international partners beyond its traditional allies, the US and UK. Now, this relationship is in tatters.
‘That physicians in the Anti-Vaccine Society (England, early 19th C) were concerned that Jenner’s smallpox inoculation gave people bovine-like features.’ – historian’s tweet in reply to author asking about memorable finds.
Historians, archivists and other researchers got in touch with tales of their archival finds and bizarre research moments. These ranged from the quirky to the disturbing to the profound.
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Refugee women reported less internet use than men across all online activities, including banking, education, health services and social services.
Archaeologists and marine scientists must work together with Indigenous communities and policy makers to protect Australia’s cultural heritage above and below the sea.
With 300 stone artefacts submerged on Australia’s continental shelf last year, Indigenous underwater cultural heritage needs to be prioritised in marine science and industry practices.
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In a bold new play, all of humanity takes a drug to induce a year’s hibernation.
Millions of dollars worth of vaccines are thrown out each year because they are not transported or stored at the right temperature. We made a video to help prevent that.
Recent surveys of refugees in NSW show high levels of trust in the government and police — counter to recent suggestions that people in western Sydney haven’t built up trust in government.
How have snakes evolved venom fangs so many times in their evolutionary history? Research suggests it’s due to a structure called ‘plicidentine’ in their teeth that can evolve into venom grooves.