Carolyn Flanagan gave evidence at the third round of hearings of the banking royal commission.
Evidence in front of the banking royal commission today is very similar to the case that sparked consumer protection laws more than 30 years ago.
The Bunya pine is a unique and majestic Australian tree that commands respect.
Creative thinking, learning and play have a valid place in the curriculum, but are difficult to test.
Literacy and numeracy can be assessed through creative tasks, like creating a drama performance or an electrical circuit, without hindering creativity.
Acupuncture might alleviate stress for women undertaking IVF.
A new study has countered old reports acupuncture can improve your chances of having a baby when going through IVF.
We need to look for more engaging and relevant assessments that use the tools available in an online environment for re-envisioning NAPLAN.
Assessments need to be relevant to the real world and test more complex skills to better predict competency, standards of literacy and teaching.
Since the ceremonial entrance arches were installed in 1980, Chinatown has undergone significant redevelopment.
Chinatown Haymarket has emerged as an evolving site where Asian urban modernity is introduced into Sydney.
A group of young Asian men play basketball in the evening at Prince Alfred Park, Sydney.
Casual sport can help communities thrive. But for many of Australia's most marginal communities, it's becoming harder to find a place to play.
Women having a subsequent baby are more likely to disclose domestic violence than first time mothers.
Domestic violence in pregnancy not only causes distress and trauma for the mother, it also poses serious risks for the baby's health and development.
Could it be this easy?
We know things like exercise can increase our brain function, but taking a pill would require less effort.
Only certain compounds in cannabis are at fault.
Cannabis use is linked to psychosis, but only a small number of users will experience it.
Being a property investor or house hunter appears to make Sydneysiders more supportive of foreign investment in residential real estate.
You'd perhaps expect property investors not to mind foreign investors who might push up prices. More surprisingly, house hunters are also more supportive than those who are not looking to buy.
It’s never too early – or too late – to start talking to your children about how to protect their data from people who might misuse it.
Parents should inform themselves, and review their and their children's privacy settings.
Israel Folau’s recent comments are the latest in a string of homophobic and transphobic incidents in Australian sport.
Wallaby and Waratahs player Israel Folau's recent comments about gay people are just one example of the homophobia in Australian sport. Recent research suggests the problem is widespread.
Australia will have to regulate its considerable shipping industry.
Until now, the international shipping industry has been excluded from the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol, despite its major contribution to global emissions.
The cast of ABC TV’s Employable Me.
Employable Me is being touted as the feel good TV series of 2018. But will it make any difference to how employers approach jobseekers with disabilities?
Don’t believe the wipe hype: they can’t be flushed down toilets, not matter what the label says.
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Just because something is advertised as 'flushable' doesn't mean you should put it in your toilet.
Alexis Wright, author of Tracker: a book written in the mode and genre of Aboriginal storytelling.
Tracker Tilmouth was a central and visionary figure in Aboriginal politics. His life is captured in Alexis Wright's Tracker through the voices of many, rather than the tradition of European biography.
One in four Australian mothers had a negative birth experience.
While childbirth is often a joyful event, it rarely unfolds exactly how we think it will. This causes disappointment among some women, and leaves a small proportion with a diagnosis of postnatal PTSD.
‘Soft fall’ surfaces are widely used in play areas where children might fall, but can also get very hot in the sun, which undermines this safety benefit.
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Commonly used surfaces in play areas, such as "soft fall" materials and Astroturf, can heat up to 80-100°C in the sun. This makes them a hazardous design choice, especially as the climate gets hotter.
A spectator at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Previous Olympics and Commonwealth Games have not led to an increase in sports participation. In fact, there could be a negative impact on health from watching more television.