"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."
Kelsey Munro is Acting Education Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
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 Liberal North Shore byelection candidate Felicity Wilson is banking on voters being angrier about traffic on Military Road.
A record one in four prisoners in NSW are Indigenous, worse than it was at the time of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in custody.
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.
The bill would amend the Crimes Act to make it a crime to harm or destroy a child in utero.
The minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton has referred a report into Auburn Council to the Independent Commission Against Corruption, after a public inquiry ordered by her predecessor was unable to compel witnesses to answer questions.
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".
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.
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.