Having a second child worsens parents' mental health: new research

While the first child improves parents' mental health, a second child does not.ShutterstockChildren are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless ...

Home alone: how to keep your kids safe (and out of trouble) when you’re at work these holidays

If your child is staying home or allowed to go out without supervision while on school holidays, it's a good idea to set some ground rules for their safety.ShutterstockMany working parents battle with...

How to have yourself a plastic-free Christmas

Paper not plastic.Adina Habich/Shutterstock.comResearch shows that waste can double during the Christmas period, and most of it is plastic from gift wrapping and packaging. The British, for example, g...

Children's health hit for six as industry fails to regulate alcohol ads

Alcohol ads can be broadcast during sports on weekends and public holidays. from shutterstock.comAustralia is kicking off another summer of cricket. And if watching the series is a family affair, you ...

The great movie scenes: Back to the Future

Still from Back to the Future, 1985.What makes a film a classic? In this video series, film scholar Bruce Isaacs looks at a classic film and analyses its brilliance.Back to the Future (1985) Rea...

Broken records, 'crunch' and freemium that's not free: 2018 was a huge year in gaming

Digital games are incredibly time-consuming and costly to produce.Shutterstock2018 has been a big year for video games – and not just because of the games that were released. We’ve seen br...

Afterlife of the mine: lessons in how towns remake challenging sites

Old mine sites suffer many fates, which range from simply being abandoned to being incorporated into towns or turned into an open-air museum in the case of Gwalia, Western Australia.Author providedThe...

View from The Hill: Morrison goes a bridge too far to outsmart Shorten

The Morrison government is going over the top in trying to outsmart and smother Bill Shorten and the Labor national conference.Leaving aside the holding of the July Super Saturday byelections when the...

Labor promises a comprehensive overhaul of federal environmental framework

Australia will get the biggest overhaul of its federal environment laws in two decades if a Labor government is elected next year.Labor would establish a new Australian Environment Act and create a fe...

NSW Governor David Hurley will be Australia's new Governor-General

Scott Morrison has announced that New South Wales Governor David Hurley will become Australia’s next Governor-General, succeeding Sir Peter Cosgrove. The Prime Minister timed his news conference...