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Research reveals what Australian kids want to know

by Chloe Lucas, Charlotte Earl-Jones, Gabi Mocatta, Gretta Pecl, Kim Beasy and Rachel Kelly, The Conversation Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Every day, more children discover they are living in a climate crisis. This makes many children feel sad, anxious, angry, powerless, confused and frightened about what the future holds.

Uber to Pay $178 Million to Settle Lawsuit From Australian Taxi Drivers

Uber has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit in Australia that claimed the ride-sharing company destroyed the livelihoods of taxi and hire-car drivers, the law firm representing the drivers said. Uber has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit in Australia that claimed the ride-sharing company destroyed the livelihoods of taxi and hire-car drivers, the law firm representing the drivers said. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic…

The volcanoes of Mars; Starship launched; ‘Try our new menu item,’ say Australian researchers

Detailed Mars data analysis revealed the Noctis volcano. Detailed analysis of the altimetry of the region using NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data, in combination with high-resolution imaging data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) and Context Imager (CTX), and from the European Space Agency's Mars Express (MEX) High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC)…

The New Boy review – Cate Blanchett goes full wimple in the Australian outback | Film

Usually a director’s cut makes the film longer. Not this time. When Warwick Thornton’s new movie premiered at Cannes last year it ran at 116 minutes. Now, in time for its UK release, Thornton has reduced it to just over an hour and a half, removing a substantial 20 minutes. The effect is to sharpen focus and tighten up the final act – which is where I felt it sagged the first time around – and create a greater emphasis on the narrative give-and-take between Cate Blanchett’s antiheroine and the Indigenous Australian boy…

Uber to pay $272 million to Australian taxi operators

“But on the courtroom steps and after years of refusing to do the right thing by those we say they harmed, Uber has blinked, and thousands of everyday Australians joined together to stare down a global giant.”When Maurice Blackburn launched the class action 2019, it outlined its key argument that Uber knew its operations in Australia were illegal because the company understood that its drivers were not properly licensed and did not have proper accreditation.”Uber said that was innovation, and we said it was illegal – a…

The New Boy review – Cate Blanchett is a fixated nun in striking but slow Australian drama | Drama films

The new boy (Aswan Reid, electric) is delivered to the Christian mission at night, tied in a hessian sack like a wild animal. And that’s how the white world of 1940s Australia views Indigenous Australian kids like him – as feral, unpredictable creatures in need of civilisation.Through the lens of her fervent faith, Sister Eileen (Cate Blanchett) can see that there is something special about the child – he picks up snakes the way other children collect pebbles; he can soothe a fever with just his hands. And he can create a…

Budget, Robodebt Failures Making Australian Government Hesitant About Citizen-Facing AI

The Australian government sees the value of generative AI across local, state and federal governments. However, unseasonably long spending restrictions and concerns over automation disasters are slowing AI adoption, at least in terms of citizen-facing solutions. According to a Gartner survey of CIOs across APAC governments (with Australia sitting right in the middle of the trend), AI/machine learning and generative AI are the two biggest priorities to be implemented by 2026 (Figure A). And yet, other pressures…

Australian Woman Moves To England, Shares Why She’s Never Going Back

If you ever needed encouragement to move to another country, look no further. TikToker Rhiannon Cunningham exchanged the land of Down Under for the rainy UK, and she’s not planning on ever moving back.Having lived for 4 years in London, she confidently claims that life and opportunities to travel in Europe are superior to Australia, where she felt “literally just trapped.”In a short video, she explains her love for little weekend getaways and how they became the number one reason why she left her homeland.There are many…

‘I welcome our digital minions’: the Silicon Valley insider warning about algorithms – while embracing them | Australian books

​​Houses hide behind patches of subtropical rainforest in Brisbane’s western outskirts; horses graze paddocks and road signs warn of deer and kangaroos.Nestled between a bend in the river and the foothills of the D’Aguilar Range, the suburb of Anstead may appear unsuitable habitat for a Polish-born business professor who believes that we must embrace the age of artificial intelligence.Yet not all is as it seems in Marek Kowalkiewicz’s home among the gum trees.“When I moved here from Silicon Valley my kids were about five…