According to new research, public servants hold unfavourable assumptions about deliberation by members of the general public.
New research showed a professional cadre of public servants who prefer to consult with each other over the general public.
The 80% of musicians who freelance or are self-employed need to have an array of transferable skills to make a living.
It isn't easy, but musicians build 'portfolio careers' by being adaptable, multiskilled and willing to learn, so they can pursue creative work that they believe in.
Despite changes to legal technology, Australian law schools remain wedded to an old fashioned teaching model.
Australian law firms are beginning to demand that law schools teach students new skills for the new AI economy, but legal education is failing to keep up.
The survey revealed 84% support for renewable energy among the Australian public.
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The latest annual survey from the Lowy Institute shows that 59% of Australians support strong climate action, and 84% want the government to embrace renewable energy even if it's more expensive.
French President Emmanuel Macron scolded a teenager for calling him by his nickname, ‘Manu’.
Could an Aussie high schooler say to our prime minister, "How’s it goin’, Mal?", and get away with it? Probably.
Alcohol and sport go hand-in-hand too often in Australia.
Alcohol has several negative effects on post-exercise recovery and rehydration, and should be avoided after sport and exercise
Ultimately, the future of work depends on what we want our future society to look like.
Young people are the most vulnerable as industry and the labour market undergo radical change, but meeting this challenge could just be a matter of plugging existing gaps.
People find data difficult to own – and things we don't own, we tend not to protect.
It’s been argued the Impressionists were short sighted.
The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, Camille Pissarro/Wikimedia Commons
Disease and disorders can affect how we see. Can the images in painted artworks tell us something about the state of an artist's vision?
Dancers perform in Bangarra’s premiere production of Dark Emu.
Bangarra's Dark Emu is a response to Bruce Pascoe's book of the same name. But it doesn't embrace the full potential of its source's game-changing impact.
Turns out some CEOs are genuinely out to make a difference.
It's easy to be cynical about charity drives like the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Are they just PR stunts or can they make a difference beyond fundraising? Our study shows they can, and they do.
The Fitzroy River in flood in 2017.
The new Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council aims to overcome a management problem faced by many traditional owners: the fact that major rivers flow through lands home to many different groups and languages.
Ironically, Paterson claims to be arguing in favour of “free speech”, when his views would undermine intellectual freedom.
Most universities do, in fact, mention academic freedom in several policy documents, such as enterprise bargaining agreements and other codes of conduct.
ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has launched a strong defence of the public broadcaster.
A motion to privatise the ABC, no matter how vigorously repudiated by the government, is political poison, and may now reap a political harvest.
Attorney-General Christian Porter on a crowded agenda.
Christian Porter says the response to the consultations for a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse has been very strong with a total of 167 attendees at consultation sessions so far.
Nikki Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has announced the US will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council.
The UN human rights council can certainly be improved, but the worst way to do that is by walking away.
Autonomous drones have already been used to deliver medicines and other small freight items.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
Almost half of all people will experience haemorrhoids at some point.
Haemorrhoids can be painful, and may sometimes require surgery. We don't know exactly why they can become problematic but there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of getting them.
Fungal bricks have the potential to create safer and more sustainable buildings.
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Waste byproducts from rice and glass combined with fungus can create a construction material with the potential to save lives and the planet.
Most of the time you won’t be able to tell if a puppy or kitten’s tooth falls out. Often they fall out in food, or the animal might even swallow them.
Puppies and kittens are born without teeth, but by around two months of age they have a full set of baby teeth.
A life reconstruction of
Brindabellaspis stensioi, an unusual placoderm fish from the 400-million-year old Burrinjuck reef in New South Wales, Australia.
Jason Art, Shenzhen
Brindabellaspis had eyes on the top of the head, facing upwards, and a skull stretched into a long and broad snout. Although around 400 million years old, it was clearly a specialised fish.
A mother in a low-income family can lose 85-95% of her earnings from working more days to income tax, loss of benefits and childcare costs.
An 85-95% effective marginal tax rate means the second earner in a low-income family can increase from two days' work a week to three, four or five days and be better off by only about $4,000 a year.
A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence.
You might be familiar with turbulence as you experience it on a plane, or as scholars describe combustible forces of social change. But understanding how it operates is far more complex.
Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behaviour directed towards authority figures.
If your child has a problem with defiant behaviours, there are a number of things you can do to avoid standoffs and reduce the chance of meltdowns. Here's how.
Most ‘clean eating’ posts on Instagram portrayed men engaging in muscle presentation to convey virile strength and power.
A new study of 'clean eating' posts on Instagram has found that men - and muscles - feature more prominently than women.