Jelena Dokic’s story draws attention to the disturbing problem of abuse and exploitation in elite child and adolescent sport.
Former tennis star Jelena Dokic's story of disturbing abuse suffered at the hands of her father raises alarm bells about children in elite sports. Could extreme cases mirror child labour?
Humans and their technologies have evolved together over time.
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What does it mean to be a responsible, mature and wise technological being? Our future lies in seeking real answers to this type of question.
Training can provide many workers with the skills to access jobs in growth sectors, including aged care.
Despite low unemployment figures in Australia, low-skilled workers are still finding themselves locked out of the job market.
Infrastructure construction – including poles, wires and substations – has far outstripped peak demand.
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Where do sky-high energy costs come from? Energy companies who build unnecessary infrastructure, passing on the cost to consumers and making a profit.
Should we be afraid of robo-justice?
Automated tools could help encourage access to justice in areas such as divorce, owners corporation disputes and small value contracts.
The community of L'Atelier Paysan is building a wheat thresher.
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Globally designed products which are then locally manufactured could lead to sustainable and inclusive forms of production and consumption.
Power price pain is worse than we thought.
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Officially, Australia's average electricity prices are the 11th highest in the OECD. But a look at the numbers suggests this is a significant underestimate.
North Korea has placed the Kim regime’s survival before any other priority.
With much attention focused on military might and economic sanctions, there has been little focus on calls for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis.
Amy Pieters (right) of The Netherlands followed by Hannah Barnes (centre) of Great Brittain and Rachel Neylan (left) of Australia compete in the Women Elite Road Race of UCI Cycling Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, 23 September 2017.
Sport and politics don’t mix, as the saying goes. But like many of those sayings that work in theory, in reality, it’s untrue. Take Australian cycling, for instance. Politics has been a part of the sport…
Climate policy has become bogged down in the debate over a clean energy target.
Will decarbonising energy make it more expensive? Probably not, but we could assuage doubts by linking emission reduction targets to price.
Frozen, dried and freeze-dried fruit are certainly convenient. But are they as good for you as fresh fruit?
Dried and frozen fruit contain more sugar than their fresh equivalents. So, why do we think they're healthy?
At the tertiary level, Australian households and international students contribute more than double the OECD average expenditure.
Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for.
Australia still lags behind comparable OECD countries in the participation of younger children – particularly three year olds.
Despite good progress in recent years, there is still more to do, including improving access to early childhood education for three-year-olds.
When separating out apprenticeships and traineeships, it becomes clear that apprenticeships are not in crisis.
The so-called 'crisis' has united both sides of politics, employers and trade unions, but wrongly conflates apprenticeships and traineeships to skew the picture.
CBS has bought Channel Ten and plans to bring its streaming service to Australia.
CBS is not only the likely new owner of Ten Network but a major supplier of content to every television network and streaming service.
Enough blue-sky thinking: economists back the emissions policy that Alan Finkel has put on the table.
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A panel of leading economists has given its majority verdict on Alan Finkel's proposed Clean Energy Target: it may not be the best possible emissions policy, but we should get on with it anyway.
Disney is leaving Netflix. Is the streaming market becoming too fragmented?
The cost and confusion of having content tied to so many different streaming platforms could ultimately provoke a return to bundling and a pay TV model.
Not everyone got to see Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey ) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in the opening season seven episode of Game of Thrones.
The problems some people had trying to watch Game of Thrones via the internet shows we still have a long way to go before we can live-stream major events to a mass online audience.
Young adult literature is starting to explore death in depth.
Death used to happen off the page in kids' books, but not anymore. They kill each other in The Hunger Games, and 13 Reasons Why graphically describes the impact of teen suicide.
Australia is doing well on enrolling four-year-olds in pre-school, but the picture on three-year-olds is less clear.
The latest OECD report on early learning education and care gives Australia a mixed report card.