An audit of Sydney's drinking water has found worryingly high salinity. If the biggest water catchment in the country has problems, what about regional and rural Australia?
Cabinas y puestos instalados en una calle de Nueva York para que los ciudadanos participen en el proceso de presupuesto participativo.
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Dejar que los ciudadanos decidan sobre los presupuestos es algo que ya funcionó en la democracia ateniense.
The Gillard government’s carbon price had no effect on the aviation industry.
If Australia is to meet its climate targets, radical measures could be required to reduce emissions in sectors such as aviation.
Rozanna Lilley, the author of Do Oysters Get Bored? A curious life.
Rozanna Lilley’s book Do Oysters Get Bored? explores the complexity of family life, contrasting her own unconventional childhood with caring for her autistic son.
Artists and creatives often work in industrial spaces, which are declining in Sydney.
The loss of creative spaces to development is pricing Sydney artists out of the city. But they could be encouraged back with new cultural policies.
We should teach students how to use technology appropriately, rather than banning it.
Four out of five experts say we shouldn't ban mobile phones in classrooms.
Women who’ve had gestational diabetes are at an increased risk of health problems down the track.
Gestational diabetes should be seen as an opportunity to identify families at higher risk of metabolic problems and take action.
Children play between tents at a Turkish Red Crescent camp in Syria, May 2018.
Social media can act as the engine room for public engagement with refugees, allowing people to move beyond 'I should do something' to 'I will take action'.
Power over business, democracy and education will likely continue to lie with data and data-dependent tools, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Biases are difficult to shed, which makes workplace diversity a powerful and necessary tool for catching unsuspected bias before it has a chance to cause damage.
The problem of having jobs on one side of the latte line and housing growth on the other is driving the Greater Sydney Commission’s plans for the city.
In Sydney, a 'latte line', that runs from the airport to Parramatta and up to the northwest, divides white-collar jobs from blue-collar jobs. This perpetuates inequality.
Turns out some CEOs are genuinely out to make a difference.
It's easy to be cynical about charity drives like the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Are they just PR stunts or can they make a difference beyond fundraising? Our study shows they can, and they do.
Almost half of all people will experience haemorrhoids at some point.
Haemorrhoids can be painful, and may sometimes require surgery. We don't know exactly why they can become problematic but there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of getting them.
Fortnite is a web based multi player survival game developed by Epic Games.
If your child is keeping their grades up and maintaining friends and hobbies, then their gaming activity is likely not a disorder or addiction.
Safety cards that allow victims to press a button to alert a 24/7 call centre have proved successful in protecting victims from further abuse.
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We shouldn’t be telling victims of domestic violence to stop using technology. We should encourage them to use their digital devices to share their stories and seek the help they deserve.
Doing them properly is key.
If you haven't had kids you probably haven't given much thought to your pelvic floor muscles. But 5 out of 5 experts say all women should regularly exercise them.
Let your tea towel dry out after each use to reduce its bacterial load.
Yes, bacteria can accumulate on tea towels. But most of the bacteria the researchers found are not responsible for food poisoning or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
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Scandal-plagued FIFA says it's committed to reform. Changing the way World Cup hosts are selected would be a start.
Cities are growing vertically as well as horizontally, so infrastructure needs to ensure people can move up and down as well as across the city.
Cities are expanding upwards and downwards, as well as outwards. With urban density also increasing, moving people efficiently around the city, often using ageing infrastructure, is quite a challenge.
Violence is often accepted as a intrinsic part of sports.
We should consider the messages that violence and aggression in sports of all kinds give children and young people – and devise strategies to lessen the impact.
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.