A year without NAPLAN has given us a chance to re-evaluate how we gauge school quality
NAPLAN scores are used to gauge the quality of schools. But the overemphasis on only literacy and numeracy scores stands in the way of providing a more holistic education.
Does the Rainbow Laces campaign help to end homophobia in sport?
There's no evidence that the Rainbow Laces campaign or Pride Games helps stop homophobic language or make sport more inclusive. We need to refocus the campaign towards amateur sports.
Happier 21st? Victoria’s out-of-home care comes of age
A decision to extend out-of-home care to 21 years of age will significantly advance the life opportunities for many of Victoria’s most vulnerable young people.
No action without numbers? Temporary migration, family violence and inaction
How big does the problem have to be before something is done about it?
What will Australia's COVID vaccination program look like?
Unprecedented efforts are driving the global push for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Here's how it's likely to be rolled out in Australia.
'Mummy-brain' lasts a lifetime – and is beneficial in later life
Recent studies suggest that motherhood physically and functionally reshapes neurological function for a lifetime, and is potentially beneficial for the ageing maternal brain.
Lawyer X inquiry calls for sweeping change to Victoria Police, but is it enough to bring real accountability?
The system for investigating police misconduct, corruption and criminality in Victoria is hopelessly flawed. A culture of integrity within its police force will take time to build.
SWIFt Study: Weight-loss strategy aims to prioritise the 'health' of our healthcare workers
Researchers are working to mitigate the risk of weight gain and its associated problems, including increased COVID-19 vulnerability, among shift workers.