Harness racing in Brisbane.
Harness Racing Australia has announced it will ban the use of the whip. The decision is a world first for any horse sporting body, so what about the rest of the horse racing industry?
For the first ever case a corporation was fined for insider trading. But we should consider stiffer penalties to protect markets.
Victoria stands a chance of becoming the first Australian jurisdiction in 20 years, and the first ever Australian state, to have an assisted dying law.
Australia's decision to take another step back from international broadcasting by ceasing its far reaching border crossing shortwave radio services has raised questions about who will fill the void.
More than ever, Pine Gap remains at the heart of the Australian alliance with the United States, but serious reform is needed.
The latest Productivity Commission report on how consumer law is being used shows that the same issues still haven't been addressed for years.
We are only just starting to appreciate the full sexual diversity of animals.
A flat-rate fee on all student loans is a fairer economic proposal.
Why is everyone talking about 'emissions intensity' schemes this week?
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Healthy Australians slide into extreme inactivity and poor dietary choices over a just a few years of feeling time poor and rushed in their daily lives.
One year on, the Turnbull government is touting the economic benefits of an infrastructure agenda that neglects the other important functions of transport projects.
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Donald Trump has a Versailles-inspired apartment. There's a popular TV series and now, a new exhibition of treasures from the palace. A glittering symbol of aristocratic frivolity, Versailles was, in fact, a place of awesome royal power.
Suddenly 'elite media' has become a term of abuse, but in truth this is a battle between real journalism and non-journalism.
Despite briefly being able to dine out on the legislation passed before parliament wound up last week, Malcolm Turnbull is headed to a not-very-happy Christmas.
All physical activities carry some risk of injury. But before you retreat to the safety of the couch, it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Once we reach adulthood, our bone structure and proportions are fixed, but we can manipulate our muscles.
China has introduced new currency and investment controls after foreign exchange reserves hit the lowest level since 2011. This could have a profound impact on our trading relationship.
Now that our rooftop solar industry has matured, we need to reconsider the purpose of feed-in tariffs and align them with our goals for the electricity system in the future.
Shark nets are controversial, which is why the New South Wales government is investigating a host of other ways to keep humans and sharks apart – some more tried and tested than others.
The same chemical reaction is behind the frothing of milk in your cappuccino and the whipping of egg whites in sweet meringue.
In 1955 two plays – The Torrents and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – burst into Australian theatre. Funny and tragic in deeply Australian ways, they marked a new horizon of creative possibility.