THE NEXT TECH IS YOU - HOW THE INTERNET IS COMING TO YOUR CLOTHES, FOOD AND MEDICINES
Most of us have heard of the term the ‘Internet of Things’.   It’s the notion about how interconnected all of our tech has become, from our TVs to our phones and even our watches, cars and fridges.  Now things are about to change dramatically again, as the Internet is integrated into the likes of fabrics, paper, plastics, stickers and medicines – and that means you!
 

AIHW REPORT: NUMBER OF CHILDREN RECEIVING CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES GREW BY 18,200 IN FIVE YEARS
Around 170,200 young Australians received child protection services in 2018–19, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia 2018–19, presents information on state and territory child protection services and the characteristics of children who received these services.
 



AUSTRALIA’S UNSUNG REEF - AND THE BATTLE TO SAVE IT
The world is well aware of the threats to the Great Barrier Reef, but Australia has another monster reef facing a battle for survival.   The kelp-dominated Great Southern Reef wraps all the way from Brisbane, down and around Tasmania, and across to Western Australia.  In some places its mighty giant kelp forests have all but disappeared – but scientists are attempting to fight back with ‘super kelp’.  There is early hope.
 

AUSTRALIA’S FORGOTTEN FEMALE ‘COMPUTERS’ WHO MAPPED THE STARS – FROM THE HORSE & CART TO THE MOON MISSIONS
They were paid close to half of their male co-workers, were forced to resign when they married, and their epic seven-decades-long project has been largely forgotten … until now.   They were Australia’s female ‘computers’ and, between them, they mapped the stars of the Southern Hemisphere.  Their work continues to influence science projects today.