Tolerance develops when empathy is encouraged, because it allows a child – or adult – to enter the shoes of another.
EPA/ Georgi Licovski
With vast numbers of people migrating around the world, understanding how racial tolerance is created – and encouraging more of it – is more important than ever.
It’s normal for young people to want to learn about sex and relationships.
The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.
The government has agreed to a push from Professor Ian Harper for a new competition policy body.
The federal government will implement Harper's much-pushed for recommendation for a new competition policy body - but how its fits with other regulators is uncertain.
Intergenerational mentoring benefits both older and younger colleagues, as well as their employers.
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Many hidden obstacles confront Australia's older workers, so what workplace changes can be made to maximise the benefits and reduce the problems of an ageing population?
Sarah Ferguson ends Hitting Home with a call to Australia’s politicians to recommit to treating domestic and family violence as the emergency it is.
By drawing on interviews with perpetrators and their ex-partners and police evidence, a common discrepancy in victim and perpetrator accounts of domestic and family violence becomes blatantly obvious.
Road development for logging in the Congo Basin.
More than thirty gigantic infrastructure projects threaten Africa's environment without offering economic benefits.
Forest fires in Indonesia may become an important issue to discuss at Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference.
Indonesia's problematic climate plan will make it difficult for the country to achieve its target to reduce emissions.
Technology can be so frustrating at times, so what if it could understand your emotions?
How often do you get angry or frustrated with a machine or some piece of technology? Well what if a machine could sense our emotion and then change its behaviour to suit?
Older Australians don’t know how risky their alcohol habits can be.
The rate of risky drinking among young people is decreasing, while risky drinking among older adults is increasing.
Publishers need to stop indulging in apocalyptic fantasies of doom and destruction.
The Australian government yesterday announced it intends to repeal parallel importation restrictions on books, which has again caused concern in the publishing industry. But, really, what's the problem?
Is further consultation on section 46 really likely to reveal something the already extensive input has not?
In kicking the can down the road on section 46, the federal government has chosen good politics over good law.
City residents are embracing the bike as the fastest, most convenient transport in areas like Brunswick, yet an apartment building has been blocked for not providing car parking.
It's up to state governments to ensure urban planning rules properly reflect both the desires of residents in the 21st century and the principles of sustainability.
The Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen represents the strength of living the Beatitudes against injustice.
The Hunger Games movie franchise has ended. What can we learn from Katniss Everdeen about living a just life? This article contains spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.
Measuring a risk based approach to fuel management presents many difficulties.
Victoria is moving away from burnoff targets to a new strategy for managing bushfire risk.
Films like Ex Machina explore the bounds of emotional interaction between human and machine.
There are possible emotional and social pitfalls to love and sex with robots, but does that mean we should ban them entirely?
It’s never made sense that Australians pay more for books that those in the US.
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The government has agreed to the Harper competition review recommendation on parallel imports on books, but there's still a long way to go on IP reform.
The government’s response to Ian Harper’s competition recommendations should underpin the next 20 years of Australia’s economic growth.
The response to the Harper recommendations on competition policy reform was mature and wisely sidestepped the issue that could derail debate on it.
Bali lures thousands of Australians to live, but Indonesia’s changing approach to immigration will be a hurdle for Bali’s Australian residents.
A recent decision by the Indonesian Immigration Office is set to present challenges to the widely practiced, and popular, 'visa run' renewal method.
If you do everything for your partner with chronic pain they’re less likely to be able to do it themselves.
A significant decider of why some manage with chronic pain and some are disabled is the way their partners respond to them.
Catch-up contributions are primarily used by the wealthy, not middle income earners.
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The rhetoric is that "catch-up" superannuation contributions help low income earners. But it's a myth.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload chapters from a textbook onto a website and call it a course.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload video lectures to a website and call it a course. We need to start redesigning courses from scratch to find new ways to engage students.
The exhibition includes the kind of art not held in any Australian collection.
Sir Edwin Landseer, Rent-day in the wilderness, 1868. Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland
Anyone who has even a passing interest in art exhibitions or how culture can define a country should allocate a good few hours to contemplating these riches from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Mountain Ash are the tallest flowering plants on earth.
In February 2009 the Black Saturday bushfires swept through the Mountain Ash forests of Victoria, burning 72,000 hectares. These forests are home to the tallest flowering plants on the planet, and iconic…
Small solar panel installations can provide electricity and jobs, while not adding to emissions.
Manukrishna CK/Praveen R/Wikimedia Commons
Much of India's huge population is still without electricity, perhaps making climate action a tough sell. But India's vision for green development chimes well with the world's climate agenda.
The light shining through an exoplanet’s atmosphere can give us a hint of whether the planet supports life.
NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)
A hint of oxygen and a whiff of methane in a distant exoplanet's atmosphere may be the first evidence we discover of alien life.