Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Posted May 08, 2018 10:39:47 Photo: The Wotjulum frog, sometimes called crazy chicken because of its call, is found across northern WA. (Flickr: eyeweed/CCO) The rain has arrived in south-western Australia and researchers are hoping to mobilise citizen scientists to help track the health of local frogs using a smartphone …

NDIS funding certainty needed after Medicare levy hike ditched, Kurt Fearnley says

NDIS funding certainty needed after Medicare levy hike ditched, Kurt Fearnley says

Updated April 26, 2018 17:12:18 Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley says continued uncertainty surrounding National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding is pulling advocates’ attention away from other issues, and he has called for guaranteed permanent funding for the scheme. Key points: Guaranteed permanent funding is needed to support people with …

Recycling ‘not dead in the water’ but rethink needed to stay afloat in wake of China ban

Recycling ‘not dead in the water’ but rethink needed to stay afloat in wake of China ban

Posted April 26, 2018 07:45:31 Photo: Dean Caton says the new processing machine will reduce rates of contamination at the recycling facillity. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) As a crisis in recycling prompts a rethink in the way we recycle, people may wonder when or even if putting rubbish in …

NAPLAN ‘timeout’ needed, former WA principals’ association boss says

NAPLAN ‘timeout’ needed, former WA principals’ association boss says

Updated April 21, 2018 11:10:26 Photo: Students are set to sit NAPLAN tests next month, but there are now calls for a rethink. (ABC News: Jonathan Beal) A respected figure in Western Australian education has called for a “timeout” on NAPLAN — the national literacy and numeracy assessment — because …

Childcare Needed For 3 Children In Moreland 3057

Childcare Needed For 3 Children In Moreland 3057

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Cannabis reform is needed, but it cannot ignore the risk to young minds

Cannabis reform is needed, but it cannot ignore the risk to young minds

By Tony Bartone Posted April 17, 2018 18:37:24 Photo: The AMA says cannabis use should be seen primarily as a health issue and not as a matter for law enforcement. (Supplied: Port Film Co-op) The use of cannabis in society is complex. Cannabis has been used since pre-modern times, mostly …

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Posted April 16, 2018 18:10:08 Photo: A helicopter water bombs a bushfire threatening homes in Sydney’s south-west over the weekend. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) Related Story: Firefighters worried afternoon winds will fan Sydney bushfire The fire danger conditions experienced in Sydney over the weekend were at their worst since the early …

Force needed to inflict injuries on murdered baby ‘past severe’, court told as man is found guilty

Force needed to inflict injuries on murdered baby ‘past severe’, court told as man is found guilty

Posted April 12, 2018 15:19:48 Photo: Jason Noy has consistently and repeatedly denied that he did anything to hurt Harro Dean. (Supplied: Facebook) Related Story: Man charged over Gippsland baby’s death Related Story: Baby suffered ‘severe’ blows to body before death, court hears A man has been found guilty of …

Rezoning of World Heritage zone needed to further Tasmanian eco-tourism vision, Premier says

Rezoning of World Heritage zone needed to further Tasmanian eco-tourism vision, Premier says

Posted April 11, 2018 21:41:56 Photo: The view looking down to the new Lake Tahune Hut, at Frenchmans Cap. (Supplied: Tasmanian Government) A second area governed by Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area management plan has been put forward as a candidate for rezoning to allow more people to “experience these …