Kelsey Munro

Kelsey Munro is Acting Education Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Children need to learn skills such as "digital empathy" to reduce bullying.

Don't teach your kids coding, teach them how to live online

"Don't teach your kids coding," says New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman. "Well - teach it if you want. But before you teach them coding, teach them digital civics: how to talk to one another on the internet, how to understand fact from fiction on the internet."

Huang Xiangmo (left), a businessman and philanthropist, has donated large amounts to both major political parties.

Huang Xiangmo's pro-China group denies organising Premier Li rent-a-crowd

A Chinese community organisation headed by property developer and political donor Huang Xiangmo has denied offering thousands of free lunches to Chinese Australians to entice them to rally in support Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on his visit to Australia this week, saying the turnout was a "spontaneous voluntary rally".

The federal government has also made housing affordability the centrepiece of its upcoming May budget.

'Not a good move': Property industry slams new stamp duty plan

Slugging foreign investors with an even higher levy and land tax would have no impact on housing affordability and may instead choke supply, according to the property industry, despite new figures showing there were more overseas investors than first home buyers entering the market in the July quarter last year.

Victor Dominello announces changes to the NSW CTP Greenslip scheme on Tuesday.

CTP changes a big win for motorists, says government

After a hostile reception to his initial plans for Greenslip reform, Finance Minister Victor Dominello won over critics to secure major reform of the compulsory third-party motor insurance scheme and what he calls a "big win for motorists".

Justen Thomas was helped by the Intellectual Disability Rights Network and its Criminal Justice Support Network. He now ...

Funding fears for group that helped turn Justen's life around

Hundreds of vulnerable people with intellectual disabilities could face prison time as the future of a diversionary support service hangs in the balance with the state government refusing to commit to funding it and other disability advocacy organisations.

How much control does the Chinese government have?

Busting the myths about Chinese investment in Australia

Fears about Chinese investment in Australia naively exaggerate the amount of control the Chinese government has over Chinese corporations, according to an optimistic new report which seeks to "mythbust" public and media views about how Chinese business operates.