Guidelines advise children under two shouldn’t have any screen time, but most do anyway.
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Most Australians exceed the guidelines for screen time, and most parents feel guilty about the time their child spends on the screen. But not all screen time is bad. Content matters.
Children’s engagement with digital devices is often driven by their desire for creative expression, entertainment and social interaction.
In order to reach younger audiences, social media apps must get past the gatekeepers of preteen online engagement: the parents.
Being a company committed to ‘family-friendly values’ and corporate social responsibility does not sit well with profits from drinking and gambling.
Losing revenue from hotels and liquor retail outlets will hurt Woolworths Group, but not too much. The long-term reputational benefits are considerable.
In 1924, Canberra’s civic planners placed a ban on front fences to stop people forming ghettos.
In a time of populist momentum to 'build a wall', your front fence says more than you think.
News Corp Executive Chariman Michael Miller (left), Nine Chief Executive Officer Hugh Marks (centre) and ABC Managing Director David Anderson (right) stressed unity in their fight for press freedom.
The heads of News Corp, Nine and ABC talked tough on the need for stronger legal protections for journalists. But unity is meaningless unless it brings meaningful action from the government.
The act of repairing material objects generates a deep sense of care, pride, belonging and civic participation.
A throwaway economy harms more than the natural environment. It also harms our mental environment.
Facebook looks different - but we’re still waiting for clarification on how they’re going to handle user data into the future.
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Facebook is built on harvesting platform data about its users, crunching that to predict behaviours and allegiances and then selling this package to advertisers. That hasn't changed yet.
In future we will not necessarily be at war with China, but we may live segregated from them in terms of innovation.
Choices the US, Australia and other nations make around how they set up 5G will determine how we use technology for collaboration, innovation and global business into the future.
Jeremy Lee, a sawmill worker in Imbil, Queensland, refused to have his fingerprints scanned for a new security system introduced by his employer to replace swipe cards.
Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.
In 2001, around half of homeless people were found in capital cities. Today it’s almost two-thirds.
Homelessness in Australia is increasingly concentrated in the capital cities, where nearly two in every three people without a home are now found. That's the finding of a study of the data since 2001.
Innovation means more than just robots in factories.
The overall level of funding for innovation system programs in Australia still remains low. Most programs are so small they essentially constitute pilots.
Conflict can make us lose sight of common goals and interests.
To solve our global problems we must learn to think beyond our tribes.
Reaction videos are just one of many ways that Game of Thrones fans have explored their love for the show online.
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Fan culture is thriving in Westeros. Although HBO's Game of Thrones has ended, fans will ensure that the show lives on (and changes) across multimedia platforms, long into the future.
About one in three people living in Australia were born overseas.
Australia is a cultural melting pot, but our blood donors are less diverse. We need a broad mix of ethnicities in our donor pool to meet the needs of patients with rare blood types.
Walking accounts for about 90% of all travel in Melbourne city centre, yet pedestrians are allocated only 24% of street space.
A newly released ten-year plan for Melbourne aims for fewer cars, safer streets and more shared spaces. A significant amount of parking and road space would be reallocated to walking and cycling.
Australian Prime Minister Stanley Bruce and Prime Minister-elect James Scullin hold a private meeting a day before Scullin takes office in 1929.
Only twice have Australian electors chosen to vote out a sitting prime minister. Both times, industrial relations was the key. What can we learn from that?
For individuals engaged in corruption, the luxury sector is an attractive vessel to launder illicit funds.
Data from 32 high-income and emerging economies show a strong correlation between luxury item expenditure and societal corruption.
Most Australians have had enough of the opportunistic point-scoring that characterises politics today and want leaders who put the public interest first.
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According to a new survey, nearly a third of Australians believe the Coalition shows no 'leadership for the public good'. Labor fared little better.
Carlton’s Sarah Hosking in action in the 2019 AFLW grand final.
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The AFLW has come a long way in a short time. But amid calls for even faster expansion, more games and a longer season, it pays to remember that in footy you shouldn't go too hard, too early.
The first direct visual evidence of the supermassive black hole in the centre of galaxy Messier 87 and its shadow.
Astronomers say they have "seen what we thought was unseeable" in releasing the first image of a supermassive black hole. So how did we get to this historic observation?