The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important?
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Does your habit affect your daily life? Have you had to seek medical attention?
Body-focused repetitive behaviours are related to obsessive compulsive disorder. You can stop the picking, pulling and biting.
There is majority public support for the proposed extensions of anti-discrimination law to teachers.
The current loophole for religious schools does not reflect what the majority of Australia thinks about education, religion and LGBTIQ+ people.
While local content makes up a small proportion of the Australian Netflix catalogue, Netflix has also heavily promoted Australian shows overseas, such as Hannah Gadsby’s standup show Nanette.
While the figures may seem alarming, we should remember that, unlike free-to-air TV, subscription video-on-demand services are not regulated for local content.
Many of Australia’s biggest emitters have not yet engaged with the Emissions Reduction Fund.
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The federal government has signalled its intent to prolong the Emissions Reduction Fund. But surveys of business leaders reveal widespread cynicism about a scheme perceived as politicised and bureaucratic.
Keli Lane is serving an 18-year sentence for the 1996 murder of her infant daughter.
An investigation by RMIT researchers shows that police failed to disclose 2,000 recordings of Keli Lane to defence attorneys. Failure to disclose evidence is a common issue in criminal cases.
Generally speaking the risks of sexual assault or homicide from an unknown male perpetrator in a public place are low.
The additional precautions many women take when travelling alone help us manage our fears and feel more empowered to enter into public spaces.
The majority of NDIS participants are happy with the support they’ve received under the scheme.
The NDIS is required by law to provide 'reasonable and necessary' supports. But what this means is often subjective, and depends on the assessor.
Putting people rather than profits at the centre of banking culture is possible, but difficult.
In his three volume 1,000 page interim report Commissioner Hayne has built an irrefutable case for root and branch reform.
ABC staff call for chairman Justin Milne to step aside at a meeting on Wednesday.
Flaws in the ABC Act set up conflict and allow the government to pressure it.
Men are more often the instigators for bringing smart home technology into the home and managing their operation.
While networked entertainment systems, automated security, mood lights and voice-controlled thermostats make homes more secure and productive, they're also just good fun.
Different skin tones need different amounts of UV light to activate vitamin D in the skin.
UV ratings indicate risk of skin damage – but they're based on pale skin. New wrist bands designed for six different tones of skin provide a more personalised way to track safe UV exposure.
As the dream of home ownership eludes more and more older Australians, this has big implications for retirement, pensions and government spending on rental assistance.
Until now most people have eventually owned a home. But two trends – falling ownership and a growing aged population – will put the budgets of retirees and government under real pressure.
Patricia Piccinini, Graham, 2016 Installation view,
A new Science Gallery Melbourne exhibition offers a set of reflections, calculations and speculations that engage with ideas about the perfect body, mathematical precision, quantum physics and a post-human world.
Australia is a long way from achieving responsible consumption and production – SDG 12 – and China exposed the reliance on shifting the problem elsewhere when it stopped accepting waste for recycling.
Australia has yet to properly acknowledge that the Sustainable Development Goals aren't just an issue for other countries. The problems that demand our attention are much closer to home.
Drivers are to blame for about four out of five accidents with cyclists.
Australia has had an 80% increase in cyclist deaths in 2017-18. With drivers at fault in most collisions, their attitude and behaviour should be the main targets for change.
Still from Zanny Begg’s film The Beehive.
Zanny Begg's film The Beehive, about the 1975 murder of Juanita Nielsen, dismantles the idea that documentaries can impart unequivocal knowledge about the world.
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Allowing for more gender options in the public sphere isn't political correctness gone awry. It's just a small shift in the evolution of how we understand, categorise and define gender.
Smart meters promise lower bills, but could also reduce your privacy.
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Smart meters are being rolled out across Australia, offering the opportunity to share data with third parties who promise to help you find a cheaper deal. But this requires strong consumer protection.
Melbourne and Sydney have similar access to public transport overall, but this and other liveability indicators vary greatly across the cities.
Every year, our big cities vie for global liveability honours. But as well as differences between the cities, liveability varies widely within them, leaving plenty of work to be done.