You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.
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But media coverage misses the nuances of the role. This is what we found when we spoke to them.
Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas — housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation — are not addressed.
Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.
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One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.
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Many Sydneysiders have been heading to beaches in their local areas as the weather warms. So, if it’s allowed under the public health orders for your area, is it OK to go to the beach?
An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.
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A new analysis, using 15 years of autonomous underwater measurements and simulations from the latest global climate models, refined our estimate of future ocean warming and sea level rise.
Taxing super profits sounds like a a good idea, but it’s hard to get right and there might be better ways to get more company tax.
Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.
An open process for appointing commissioners is necessary to preserve the Human Rights Commission’s independence and legitimacy.
The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.
The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach either.
OzSAGE brings together infectious disease and public heath experts, engineers, architects, economists and social scientists. Its first recommendations deal with ventilation and the measures that will have to accompany widespread vaccination.
Strip away the sexy marketing and what you have is just another digital platform shifting legal responsibilities and risks.
Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.
The second wave of COVID-19 in New South Wales brings concerns about vaccination rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The second wave of COVID-19 in New South Wales highlights concerns for the unvaccinated and those with multiple risk factors - particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There are practical things you can do to make your child more comfortable if they’re ill.
The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.