Demonstrations against freeway construction in Melbourne included a street barricade erected in protest at the F19 extension of the Eastern Freeway.
Barricade! – the resident fight against the F19
Public protests eventually forced the scrapping of some proposed freeways in 1973. Today, we have another round of projects and people are protesting again, with good reason. Government should listen.
The Melbourne Transportation Plan included every freeway and major arterial road built in the city since 1969.
While called a transportation plan,
it was heavily skewed towards roads. We need the type of city-shaping thinking that underpinned the plan, but today's plans must match 21st-century priorities.
This aquarium at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne helps reframe hospitals as exciting hubs of activity with things to do and friends to meet.
Shannon McGrath/Advanced Aquarium Technologiess
The design of children's hospitals and other health facilities for young people have come a long way from the institutions of the past. Now, they're a place to reduce stress and support mental health.
Smart transport solutions make better use of existing infrastructure and reduce the need to build expensive new roads.
Faced with the eye-watering costs of building infrastructure, it makes sense to turn to much more cost-effective smart technology to get traffic flowing.
Vanguard Laundry Services in Toowoomba, Queensland, has provided jobs to about 78 people with histories of mental illness and long-term unemployment.
Mental illness makes it harder to get and to keep a job. We need more employers prepared to give people with mental health challenges a go.
Past experience doesn’t always count for asylum seekers when they apply for work in Australia.
No matter how skilled or qualified they are, asylum seekerd say they've often forced to take whatever basic job they can just to survive.
Previously unseen Norman Lindsay manuscripts were written for adult readers.
Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
Recently uncovered Norman Lindsay novels reveal stories of love, lust and beaches.
This Hubble Space Telescope image of Saturn and a few of its moons shows how hard it can be to spot the gas giant’s tiny orbiting companions.
NASA / ESA / Hubble
Astronomers have found 20 new moons around Saturn, and will keep finding more as technology improves.
The red planet. It may hold no life, but is it dead?
NASA has released a sound recording from Mars. So what do these literally otherworldly sounds tell us about the processes at play inside the red planet?
Ferrodraco lentoni, Australia’s newest prehistoric species.
Travis R. Tischler
A 'game-changing' fossil pterosaur suggests these species could easily fly between continents, helping to explain why similar specimens have been found all over the world.
Musical scores for video game play utilise some traditional elements of composition but apply the latest technology.
Creators of video game sound scores have more in common with classical composers than you might think - and they create dynamic sounds and music that cleverly respond to play.
One in three 18 to 25 year olds reported feeling lonely three or more times in the past week.
Loneliness is often triggered by significant life events, and young people have these in abundance. But the solution isn't as simple as joining a group or trying harder to make friends.
The Parkes Observatory radio dish, the second largest telescope in the southern hemisphere, has a ‘multibeam’ receiver which can search 13 places in the sky simultaneously for signs of intelligent life.
The Universe is mind-bogglingly large and with the latest technology, the search is only just starting to heat up.
Ema Shin’s Soft Alchemy (Fertile Heart) 2019,
cotton, wool, wire.
Photo: Oleksandr Pogorilyi
Eight artists use textiles to investigate history, self and place in a new exhibition that draws on rich histories, but could use more contextual information in its presentation.
Even when sharing a house, the average cost of rent means very little is left over from the Newstart allowance for food and living costs.
Once rent is paid, having to live on only $14 a day doesn't cover the costs of job seeking. The evidence of the need to increase Newstart and Rent Allowance is overwhelming.
Google’s Stadia will be available through the Google Chrome web browser, on smartphones, smart televisions, tablets, and through Chromecast.
Google's Stadia and Apple Arcade will rattle the gaming world this year. Both aim to solve current limitations, but as user experience improves, issues around connectivity and cost arise.
YouTube has been forced to change the way it presents videos to children.
The complex user-generated nature of YouTube content for kids is proving difficult to control for the online giant, who have been issued with a US$170 million fine for breaching children's privacy.
We need to reflect on our mistakes and learn from them if we’re to improve our chances of success.
Students in an information technology unit were given a chance to learn from their mistakes to score higher marks. But only the motivated showed an improvement.
The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is equipped with eight instruments to study the moon, including a lunar terrain mapping camera and a sensor to study the moon’s thin exosphere.
Indian Space Research Organisation/AAP
Despite a last-minute crash-landing, efforts behind India's moon mission should be applauded. The endeavor has set an example for emerging space programs across the globe.
Of the sports examined, netball was ranked highest in terms of overall leadership for the greater good.
While trust in politics maybe at an all-time low, new research finds that trust in sporting bodies is relatively high.