Notifications of child sex offenders living in the area have, in some cases, created community hysteria and loss of sleep.
It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
Your salt intake from water can vary depending on where you live.
Of Australia's capital cities, Perth has the saltiest tap water, while Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra have the least salty. And while all are within guidelines, the variation is striking.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is known to Melburnians simply as the ‘G and is host to a range of sports including Australian Football League and soccer, as well as other events.
The main sporting venues in Australian capitals have had an upgrade in recent times, with the notable exception of Sydney, where leaders seem mired in indecision and political bickering.
Infant formula manufacturers have been funding the development of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cows’ milk allergy in infants.
New research shows a six-fold increase in sales of infant formula prescribed for babies with cows' milk protein allergy in the UK, despite no evidence of an increase in the incidence of the allergy.
Gerald Murnane has long been recognised as one of Australia’s finest writers.
This award to a long neglected writer shows that there is still a place in Australian life for works of art that challenge us to think.
It’s normal to have an upset tummy when you’re nervous.
When we get nervous, a number of processes occur in the brain that are passed onto the stomach and affect the digestive process. This is a hangover from our hunter-gatherer days.
An elder speaks at a rally against black deaths in custody in Sydney in May 2018.
The Australian justice system must do more to acknowledge the colonial system on which it is built, which inherently privileges whiteness.
People of colour, Indigenous people, Muslims and Jews are regularly lectured to on racism by people who have never experienced it.
Tech companies have an economic imperative to avoid grappling too seriously with the ethical issues surrounding data usage.
Tech companies have vowed to do better when it comes to using data ethically, but most ethics initiatives are neither enforced nor enforceable.
A large majority of Asian Australians who make up an increasing proportion of the population, especially in big cities like Sydney, have experienced racism.
Asian Australians experience high levels of racism. Almost six in ten Asia-born Australians report having had experiences of discrimination when trying to rent or buy housing.
Tinja manusia adalah campuran dari air dengan sedikit materi padat.
Sekitar 75% kandungan tinja kita adalah air. Sisanya adalah gabungan dari bakteri, virus dan makanan yang tidak tercerna.
Many tenants who lit up their apartments in the ‘We Live Here’ campaign see redevelopment of the Waterloo housing estate as a ploy to move them out of the area.
Working-class residents of Waterloo have a history of resisting threats to their community. Many tenants see the redevelopment of public housing as state-led gentrification to squeeze them out.
People often enjoy sauna as a social activity.
Traditional sauna is just as good for you as infrared sauna, and might be more enjoyable. They key is understanding the differences and finding your own preference.
Remember to look for the positives in your child’s report.
School reports are coming soon. Here's a guide for how to interpret and make best use of your child's school report.
The current social housing construction rate – barely 3,000 dwellings a year – does not even keep pace with rising need, let alone make inroads into today’s backlog.
A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. But it can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.
Justice Perram has decided that some things are more important than quick settlements.
Negotiated deals between ASIC and alleged wrongdoers leave us in doubt as to the reach of the law.
It’s hard to know how many women are affected by adenomyosis.
Adenomyosis is a different condition to endometriosis, though many women who have one will have the other.
FinTech is rapidly growing, both in Australia and internationally.
New waves of products offered by FinTech companies are likely to spur banks to compete in a space where they have been slow to innovate.
The biological pathways related to physical and emotional pain overlap.
People who use painkillers for non-medical reasons often justify it as a form of self-medication for legitimate medical diagnoses such as depression, anxiety and stress.
When public money is at stake, such as in the redevelopment of the Western Sydney Stadium (artist’s rendering shown), people have a right to expect more.
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As the contentious Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment shows, Australians want their sports grounds to be of benefit to the whole community, not just sports fans and the elite.