School children walk along a quiet street in Nakano, Tokyo.
Image: Rebecca Clements
Seeing Japanese parents send toddlers out on their own to do errands has shocked viewers. But not that long ago our neighbourhoods were also child-friendly, and we can make them so again.
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The US speak of the house’s visit to Taiwan has provoked more sabre-rattling from China, but neither China nor the US will want tensions to escalate further.
Australia should have been better prepared for the predictable winter COVID wave in aged care.
Australia’s protected areas have grown and grown. But at the same time, ecosystems are falling apart. How can that be?
La Boite/Morgan Roberts
La Boite’s play is enormously entertaining, particularly when it takes off in the second half as what best be described as a sexy gay pantomime.
A decade on from the establishment of the NDIS, we spoke to participants. Their feelings about it ranged from frustration to joyous gratitude.
Vabbing is the act of taking one’s vaginal secretions and using it as a perfume – while not a new trend, it is taking social media sites like TikTok by storm.
The emotional toll of involuntary childlessness continues well past the period of actively trying to conceive.
Only 15.8% of the population in low-income countries is double-dosed. Vaccine hoarding by high income countries is to blame.
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The Russian president might claim to be confronting hate speech, but he is drawing on the ideas of anti-Semitic extremists
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Yes, there is a risk of injuring yourself while playing netball but the overall risk of serious injury is relatively small – and far outweighed by the benefit of being active and part of a team.
According to the 2021 Census there are now almost one million Indigenous people in Australia. Although increase in population is a reason for this, there are some other factors to consider.
A new study finds a three-year trial of the ‘reflective circles’ approach to peer support offers a way forward for teachers whose already stressful jobs have become even tougher during the pandemic.
Interviewee Eileen Clark
For mature-age students of the Study Centre in the 1970s, education offered them a new life.
The erasure of the constitutional right to abortion will be felt most acutely in states with already dramatically reduced access to abortion.
The university, and its pursuit of knowledge, was part of the colonial project. And historians, writes Satia, were key architects of empire.
From the 18th century, historians taught us to understand the world as a story of linear progress. But this viewpoint made them architects of empire. History, writes Yves Rees, has blood on its hands.
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Defence minister Richard Marles’ historic trip sheds some light on the new government’s approach to national security matters.
First Nations women and their newborns are considered high risk due to fatality rates and access to care. Research shows First Nations-led culturally safe healthcare could prevent further deaths.
The concept of unemployment and an unemployment rate is fairly new, dating back to the end of the second world war. It’s increasingly unfit for purpose.
The Independence Arch in Accra represents Ghana’s democracy.
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Ghana’s civil society has contributed to taming the power of a strong state.