Entries by The Conversation

Excluded and refused enrolment: report shows illegal practices against students with disabilities in Australian schools

More than 12% of students with disability are being refused school enrolment, and over 40% are being excluded from school events and activities. These are some of the findings from a survey published today by the national organisation Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA). More than 500 young people with disability, and families […]

Compare the pair: Labor and Liberal’s key election promises

Andrew Donegan, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation With the election less than a week away, here is a quick guide to the major policy announcements and promises from the two major parties. Andrew Donegan, Data + Interactives Editorial Intern, The Conversation, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, Data + Interactives Editor, The Conversation This […]

Research Check: should we be worried that the chemicals from sunscreen can get into our blood? The Conversation

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has attracted widespread media attention after it found chemicals contained in sunscreen could get into people’s bloodstreams: Chemicals from Sunscreen Get into Your Blood. Here’s What That Means. https://t.co/qSWNbT618g pic.twitter.com/vy3NXfiM39 — Live Science (@LiveScience) May 6, 2019 A variety of different chemicals […]

Morrison brings immigration centre stage with freeze on refugee intake

By: Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Scott Morrison will seek to bring the debate over immigration and refugees to the centre of the election campaign, with an announcement that a Coalition government would freeze the humanitarian intake. He will contrast this with Labor plans for an increase in the humanitarian component, claiming this would cost […]