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The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far?

Wearable technology can help motivate children to exercise. Shutterstock/Pan XunbinThe concept of tracking your fitness with wearable technology is …

Kids

The failed history of tobacco harm reduction

Dark clouds hung over smoking as a likely risky activity long before the watershed case control studies on smoking and lung cancer were published in …

Smoking

Can you be a practising Muslim and identify with the Australian way of life?

With growing concerns over national security, and the increased threat of those wishing to divide us, there has been recent public discussion about the future of our immigration program, and whether the values and customs of some migrant groups have a place in the Australian way of life.<p>Negative …

Australia

Icac recommends criminal charges against Joe Tripodi and Chris Hartcher

Criminal charges should be bought against the former New South Wales ministers Chris Hartcher and Joe Tripodi, the Independent Commission Against Corruption has found after an investigation that has lasted years.<p>On Tuesday the Icac released its findings into Operation Spicer, which investigated …

Corruption

Website hosting explicit images of Australian schoolgirls back online

A website that hosted sexually explicit images of Australian schoolgirls is back online, with more schools added to users’ lists of desired targets.<p>Earlier this month news broke of a ring that was targeting pupils of more than 70 Australian schools, with users sometimes requesting images of …

Muscat

Labor says Coalition has lied and included additional cuts in 'omnibus' savings bill

Labor says the Turnbull government has lied about its $6.1bn “omnibus” savings bill, tacking on measures that were not part of the opposition’s costings in the lead-up to the election.<p>The manager of opposition business, Tony Burke, told the ABC on Tuesday morning Labor had not gained access to the …

Malcolm Turnbull

Victorian Labor man favourite to replace George Wright as ALP national secretary

Victorian ALP secretary Noah Carroll is being tipped to succeed George Wright, who has resigned as Labor’s national secretary.Wright, who has been …

Victorian era

Young people are not after an easy ride, just job security

Young people want the same thing as their older counterparts when it comes to work. Acumen_/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDYoung people don’t know how good …

Labor Economics

Since when were liberals authoritarian wowsers? Mike Baird exposes today's Liberal Party confusion

It would seem to be the case that Mike Baird needs a refresher course in liberalism. AAP/Joel CarrettOne of the major issues facing the Liberal Party …

Liberal Party

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation

<i>Most experts say globalisation spreads wealth, bringing people out of poverty and nations closer together. But right now some politicians and their</i> …

Globalization

Want to improve NAPLAN scores? Teach children philosophy

Children taking part in a philosophical discussion at Buranda State School in Brisbane. Steve Gray/AAPLatest figures show that student scores in …

Education policy

Is Australia really being flooded by new killer drugs?

Since 2009 an increasing number of drugs have emerged that are designed to circumvent the law and are cheap to produce. …

Australia

Coastal councils are already adapting to rising seas – we've built a website to help

Storm damage and a high tide in Adelaide. Witness King Tides/FlickrThe wild storms that lashed eastern Australia earlier this year damaged property …

Sea level

Are things really as bad as the ABC Four Corners' Cyber War documentary makes out?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corners news and current affairs program aired a program tonight highlighting the personal, commercial and …

Crime

The Australian government needs to be more open about the cyber threat from China

China may be undertaking more cyber attacks than the Australian government has admitted. ShutterstockTonight’s ABC Four Corners program revealed that …

Asia

Full response from a spokesperson for Mitch Fifield

In relation to this FactCheck on the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner, a spokesperson for communications minister Mitch Fifield said:The …

Web Culture

FactCheck Q&A: what has the Children’s eSafety Commissioner done in its first year to tackle cyberbullying?

Minister for Communications and Arts, Mitch Fifield, speaking on Q&A on August 23, 2016. Q&A<b>The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A,</b> …

Internet Safety

Malcolm Turnbull's popularity at new low, Newspoll shows

Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity is at a fresh low, according to the latest poll.<p>The Australian’s Newspoll of 1,696 voters shows the Coalition has lost some support and its two-party-preferred vote was now locked at 50-50 with Labor.<p>Satisfaction levels with the prime minister have dropped six …

Malcolm Turnbull

Cory Bernardi’s racial discrimination revolt supported by up to 20 senators

Up to 20 senators are lining up to back a push to remove the words “insult” and “offend” from the Racial Discrimination Act, including every Liberal and National backbencher in the upper house, bar one.<p>The Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has been courting support for a private member’s bill he …

Racism

Timor Leste urges Australia 'not to turn its back on law' over maritime boundary

Timor-Leste has urged Australia not to “turn its back on the law” and to negotiate over the Timor Sea maritime boundary, but Australia has claimed the commission it has been brought before has no jurisdiction to hear the matter and said that any decision it makes will be not be binding on Australia.<p>…

Australia

Greg Hunt's approval of Adani's Queensland mine upheld by federal court

The federal court has upheld the commonwealth approval of Adani’s Queensland mine, ruling that former environment minister Greg Hunt was entitled to find any assessment of resulting carbon pollution on the Great Barrier Reef was “speculative”.<p>The court on Monday dismissed a challenge by the …

Environment

"New to science" black corals filmed off Tasmania

EXPERIENCED DEEP OCEAN divers acting as citizen scientists have taken the first-ever up-close look at a stunning deep granite reef off Bicheno, …

Science

Our Gondwanan gum trees

OUR EUCALYPTS HAVE a more amazing past than anyone ever guessed. Their oldest fossils have been found on the other side of the world – in South …

Latin America

Tiny marsupial lion named after Sir David Attenborough

THE FOSSIL REMAINS of a new, tiny species of extinct marsupial lion have been unearthed in north-western Queensland.<p>The new species, which would have …

David Attenborough

Tiger dragonfly, Pilbara, Western Australia

Wallpapers<p>Tiger dragonfly, Pilbara, Western Australia<p>Photo Credit: Nick Rains<p>Download now<br>• Go back to all wallpapers

Western Australia

Little yellow robin among the mountain ash

Congratulations to this week's AG Flickr group member Beau, for his image ‘Eastern Yellow Robin’.<p>“'A couple of weeks ago I decided to head out to …

Melbourne

Coulter-Nile faces 'lengthy' injury absence

Nathan Coulter-Nile’s horror run of injuries has continued with the Western Australian paceman today diagnosed with a bone stress injury that will …

Sport (Australia)

Gunner's artillery: the new faces behind Labor's landslide in the Northern Territory

As the dust settles from the Northern Territory’s bloodbath of an election, the makeup of the next parliament is beginning to emerge.<p>There are already 10 predicted female members, approaching last parliament’s 11, and it could become Australia’s first female-dominated government, if the three women …

Northern Territory

Estimating the 'cost' of fuel tax credits is a tricky business

In calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies, critics of Australia’s fuel tax credits system have highlighted its cost to Australian taxpayers and …

Taxes

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers