So much for context – authorities are allowing large out-of-place buildings in the higher-density retrofitting push.
Planners wish to correct past errors by increasing densities, discouraging car dependency and mixing land uses. But imposing imported strategies on Australian cities is producing unhappy results.
Les personnes qui travaillent toute la journée assises pourraient connaître des probèmes de régulation du glucose, qui est le principal carburant du cerveau.
Plusieurs études suggèrent que l’approvisionnement du cerveau en glucose est défaillant chez les personnes qui passent beaucoup de temps assises. L’impact réel sur la santé cérébrale reste incertain.
Many health professionals don’t know how to support transgender young people when they seek help.
We all have a responsibility to improve the well-being of Australian young people, and the current rates of poor mental health in our trans young people aren't good enough.
NBN HFC setup.
With all of the negative press about Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), consumers who have the option to switch to the NBN from a working broadband connection might be forgiven for being cautious…
Generic plotting of ‘green space’ on an urban plan does not target mental wellbeing unless it is designed to engage us with the sights, sounds and smells of nature.
Successful parks and urban green spaces encourage us to linger, to rest, to walk for longer. That, in turn, provides the time to maximise the restorative mental benefits.
Les logos des application des réseaux sociaux Facebook et Twitter sur un smartphone.
Sur les réseaux sociaux, faut-il réguler les propos incitant à la haine ou préserver la liberté d’expression ? La résolution de ce débat nécessite l’implication des géants du numérique et des États.
Women are vigilant about avoiding alcohol and smoking during pregnancy, but what about stress?
Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and fear soft cheese, but much less is done to avoid stress during pregnancy, despite its harms.
Gig workers are characterised as contractors rather than employees, and are paid per delivery rather than per hour. That’s why certain visa restrictions don’t apply to them.
Whether or not food delivery workers feel exploited is irrelevant, because they have few other options.
The National School Chaplaincy Program, introduced in 2007, is available in more than 3,000 Australian schools.
Religious education offered in Australian state schools has variations in the quality of delivery and limited provisions for the students who opt out.
Freedom or Hate Speech?
In the wake of violence in the US town of Charlottesville, the tech industry has started removing access to some of their services from groups associated with the far-right and those espousing racial intolerance…
Modelling shows the NBN needs subsidies to have the most impact.
Almost half of eligible households haven't connected to the NBN. New modelling shows the NBN needs subsidies if we want more people to connect and the economy to benefit from it.
US Department of Justice.
The 23 year old UK cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins who was involved in stopping the spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack has been arrested by the FBI in the US. Hutchins – also know as “MalwareTech…
In 2016, a UK Home Affairs Committee report highlighted that street-based sex work has diminished significantly over the last two to three decades.
Consensual sex work, like non-commercial sex, mostly happens behind closed doors. Yet stigma toward and ignorance about sex workers makes people panic when we try to talk about reform.
It all started as a discussion about how to change Bitcoin. Something was needed to help it cope better with the increasing number of people using the cryptocurrency. After years of debate, however, two…
About 1.1 million students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the 2017 NAPLAN tests in May.
This year's preliminary NAPLAN results show Australian students are flatlining after ten years of the controversial tests.
Climb on board - it won’t take a minute.
Whether booking in a colonoscopy or choosing where to buy coffee, your memory and ability to visualise future scenarios shape life's most important decisions.
The traditional backyard provides a retreat from the pressures of city life.
Australians are losing the backyards that once served as retreats from the stresses of city living. Our health is likely to suffer as cities become less green and much hotter.
The move to a cashless society.
Researchers at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) have released their latest review of how Australians pay for goods and services. The survey, taken every three years, shows that Australians now use debit…
Sitting affects our glucose levels, which affects our brain.
The brain is a glucose-hungry organ. If this energy supply is disrupted, it can impair and even damage brain cells.
Sagardeep Singh Arora is challenging Melton Christian College’s decision not to enrol his son unless he agrees not to wear his patka (similar to the photo above).
A case before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal highlights the need for schools to accommodate articles of religious and cultural practice in their uniform policies.