Residents of PFAS contamination sites should be compensated, federal inquiry says

A federal parliament inquiry argues no families should be trapped on land contaminated by PFAS chemicals and recommended the Commonwealth offer financial compensation for residents exposed to the substance.

Our chauffeured children are a problem we can’t ignore

The private car is the default transport option for many busy Australian families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for the children being ferried and for the environment, write Hulya Gilbert, Andrew Allan, Carolyn Whitzman and Johannes Pieters.

Hundreds of barnacle-covered shopping trolleys removed from underwater graveyard

A regional South Australian council has begun removing about 500 trolleys from waters near its wharf, amid concerns over community safety.