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  • Teachers’ struggles to find new and engaging resources and activities for students has led to the launch of a new website. By TEGAN FARRELL A new website launched by the nation’s school principals aims to drastically simplify the way schools find resources. The website, called Haystack, was launched by Principals Australia Institute to schools this month. It is an online catalogue of ... Read more


  • The giant yellow pillar of the Melbourne International Gateway that rises above the northern entrance to CityLink could be viewed less as a welcome to the city, and more like a warning to users of nearby Royal Park of more toll roads to come. By TODD SHILTON The proposal for stage one of the East West Link ... Read more

Life & Style

  • Modern technology is allowing a direct link between the lucrative markets of the West and hard-working women in conflict zones, thanks to the creative thinking of two Melbourne women.  By DIANA HODGETTS In a shared office in Brunswick, two young women are working on a puzzle. It’s complicated. They’re unlikely to solve it alone, but they believe they’ve ... Read more


  • The world’s appetite for fish is growing, and fish farms are the only way forward. But when it can take up to 4kg of wild-caught fish  to produce 1 kg of premium farmed fish such as salmon, sustainability and food safety are crucial and growing issues. By SAM BLISS A sea of luminous eyes stare out of the metallic ... Read more


  •   While thousands of young people have aspirations of making a living as professional musicians, very few manage to pull it off and, with music venues all over the country closing for one reason or another, many young Australian bands are finding it hard to regularly perform to live audiences, even in Australia’s live music capital ... Read more


  • Women’s football is rapidly gaining traction in Australia as the AFL looks towards a national home and away competition in the next few years. It can’t happen soon enough for the legion of girls and women who play regularly and love it. By PATRICK EVANS and MELISSA BRUSH The Australian Football League’s ambition to introduce a national all female ... Read more

Other stuff

  • For many families caring for children with disabilities, the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s promise of greater control comes as a welcome relief.  SIMON GALLETTA talks to the Wookey family about the joys and difficulties of their life with Matthew, who has a learning disability.  Read more