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  • Children gain learning boost from two-year, full-day kindergarten

    19 days ago

    Ontario made a bold public policy move in September 2010 when full-day learning was made available to all four- and five-year-old children in the province — via a unique two-year, full-day kindergarten program.

    Ontario made a bold public policy move in September 2010 when full-day learning was made available to all four- and five-year-old children in the province — via a unique two-year, full-day kindergarten program.

  • How reading and writing with your child boost more than just literacy

    27 days ago

    Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building long-term study and executive function skills, according to a paper from the University of Washington.

    Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building long-term study and executive function skills, according to a paper from the University of Washington.

  • Roger Wilkins' claims about inequality at economic conference should be tested

    about 2 months ago

    If you're delivering a speech at yet another dull economics conference and want a bit of publicity it's well worth considering an outrageous comment on a running political issue.

    If you're delivering a speech at yet another dull economics conference and want a bit of publicity it's well worth considering an outrageous comment on a running political issue.

  • The three major lifestyle factors linked with a healthier, longer life

    about 2 months ago

    There is a tendency for people to resort to extremes in reaction to the global epidemic of chronic disease.

    Calls for moderation are drowned out by calls to banish sugar, carbohydrates, gluten (insert problem nutrient du jour), work out like we're possessed and renounce all worldly pleasures.


    There is a tendency for people to resort to extremes in reaction to the global epidemic of chronic disease.

    Calls for moderation are drowned out by calls to banish sugar, carbohydrates, gluten (insert problem nutrient du jour), work out like we're possessed and renounce all worldly pleasures.


  • Graeme Samuel on Data Governance

    2 months ago

    Data Governance Australia chairman Graeme Samuel hopes that a self-regulatory code of conduct will raise the standards among data-driven organisations. Despite the pervasiveness of data in our daily lives, he argues most people don’t understand the extent to which organisations use it.

    Data Governance Australia chairman Graeme Samuel hopes that a self-regulatory code of conduct will raise the standards among data-driven organisations. Despite the pervasiveness of data in our daily lives, he argues most people don’t understand the extent to which organisations use it.

  • Australians are working longer so they can pay off their mortgage debt

    2 months ago

    Rising mortgage debt is affecting everything from employment to spending, as Australians approach retirement, our study finds. Higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.

    Rising mortgage debt is affecting everything from employment to spending, as Australians approach retirement, our study finds. Higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.

  • Final Report: Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System

    2 months ago

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to make available the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (“the Review”).

    Since the completion of the Review in 2016, significant progress has been made in the broader Australian public data environment. DSS recognises the significant benefits of enhanced collaboration and coordination across the longitudinal data system, but notes the importance of aligning any response to the Review’s recommendations with developments occurring in the broader data landscape.

    View full statement here

    View the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System here

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to make available the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (“the Review”).

    Since the completion of the Review in 2016, significant progress has been made in the broader Australian public data environment. DSS recognises the significant benefits of enhanced collaboration and coordination across the longitudinal data system, but notes the importance of aligning any response to the Review’s recommendations with developments occurring in the broader data landscape.

    View full statement here

    View the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System here

  • Nursery is better for children’s development than a nanny, major Oxford University study finds

    2 months ago

    Regardless of how rich the home learning environment is, it is more beneficial for a two-year-old’s development for them to be sent to nursery school, a playgroup or a child minder, according to a new piece of research.

    Regardless of how rich the home learning environment is, it is more beneficial for a two-year-old’s development for them to be sent to nursery school, a playgroup or a child minder, according to a new piece of research.

  • Health impact of domestic violence lasts a lifetime

    3 months ago
    Women who experience intimate partner violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to researchers from the University of Newcastle who tracked three generations of women for 16 years.

    Women who experience intimate partner violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to researchers from the University of Newcastle who tracked three generations of women for 16 years.

  • Teenagers' sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use

    3 months ago

    Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom.

    Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom.