The collapse of a royal commission witness provided a reminder of the stark differences between financial services and health services when it comes to caring for customers.
The financial services industry is in need of a new paradigm to rediscover what finance is for – to improve the financial and economic well-being of society.
The theoretical state’s current territory is a satellite the size of a loaf of bread.
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The real question is not so much about how to classify Asgardia – a satellite purporting to be a state – but the idea of human settlements in space in the future.
The Department of Home Affairs argues this new framework will not compel communications providers to build systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities into their systems.
The broad and ill-defined new powers outlined in the government's new telecommunications bill are neither necessary nor proportionate – and contain significant scope for abuse.
Hello little ones! Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia.
In May-August each year, giant Australian cuttlefish gather and mate over a narrow stretch of rocky coastline in South Australia. At their peak you see literally one cuttlefish per square metre.
Melbourne’s temperatures have periodically spiked far beyond what its residents are used to.
AAP Image/Ellen Smith
Heatwaves can cause a large number of deaths, especially when vulnerable groups are unprepared and are not acclimatised to hot temperatures.
What’s that on the horizon? Ah yes, renewable energy.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Renewable energy investment is gathering steam throughout the world. Australia's National Energy Guarantee policy should be made agile enough to jump on board, because this runaway train won't stop.
While Labor has strengthened its message and become more united in recent years, the Liberals seem more divided than ever.
The Liberals once tried to build a big tent to include a range of political positions. Recent conflicts over energy, same-sex marriage and euthanasia show this is no longer sustainable.
The number of women dentists collapsed after new regulations in the 1930s.
As Australia started to professionalise the change was led by industries dominated by women.
Prison represents only a temporary disruption in tobacco use for many smokers.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as "teabacco".
To sustain geo-political relations with French-speaking Pacific nations in the future, we need to change the way French is taught to young Australians.
An engraving of Dirimera and Conaci by Giuseppe Mochetti taken from a daguerreotype of April 5 1852. Acc no 77930P .
With acknowledgements to the Archives of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia.
Aboriginal children are rarely named in the colonial archive. But the remarkable story of Dirimera and Conaci reveals two boys who, while removed from their land, had a keen sense of sovereignty.
A new study has found usual drug treatments won’t work for half of patients.
A new study has found more than half of those in drug treatment have cognitive impairments – meaning treatment won't work for them.
Marcello Fonte stars as Marcello in Dogman.
In this grim and often bloody tale of dog-groomer Marcello, the canines steal every scene they are in.
In 2016, it cost A$12.4 billion to operate the Group of Eight universities, of which public funds from the government provided A$6.7 billion. The London Economics report reveals that the work of the Group of 8, delivered a return of over A$66 billion to the nation.
A new report found that every one dollar of public funding spent on Go8 university research generated A$9.76 across the Australian economy, a roughly 10 fold return on the government's investment.
The succession of data access legislation in the Australian parliament is fast becoming a Mad Hatter's tea party. We need better oversight, and fast.
Giant sharks are no smiling matter for Jason Statham.
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The Meg has all the typical monster movie cliches including some terrifically bad dialogue. But what about the science?
Clayton Oliver has opened up about the pressure he felt to lose weight in order to play in the AFL.
Until the league stops pressuring players over their weight, token measures to address mental health concerns will have a limited impact.
Finance capital is calling the shots and one of the many consequences of this is increasingly insecure employment.
Less secure jobs are just one aspect of the rise of finance capital. It's a driver of increasingly uneven income distributions and corporate priorities that are now putting our future at risk.
The states have pulled far ahead of the Commonwealth on improving transparency around political donations.
While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.
In a recent speech, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attempted to reset Australia’s relationship with China, which has become strained in recent months.
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The prime minister's China "reset" speech indicates he has yielded to diplomatic advice to separate domestic politics from foreign policy.
An example of how routines can limit innovation is classes and terms that run for a set time, which limits the flexibility of educators and students.
Everyday routines help individuals and organisations work efficiently, but can also be one of the biggest obstacles to innovation. Here's a five-point plan for implementing innovations.
If vintage city design used to trap women in suburbia, what’s the modern city looking like?
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
If you worry about where your next meal will come from, you’re not “food secure”.
The rising cost of energy and housing can leave little money to put nutritious food on the table.
Integrating technology into the classroom can have huge benefits. But it’s not always straight forward.
Without addressing teacher concerns about integrating IT in the classroom, we risk creating a generation of students ill-prepared for a digital future.
Sidney Nolan’s Steve Hart dressed as a girl 1947 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947 enamel paint on composition board 90.60 x 121.10 cm.
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 National Gallery of Australia
As a bushranger in the Kelly gang, Steve Hart took to dressing as a woman and riding side-saddle to avoid detection. Sidney Nolan's painting captures Hart's adolescent cockiness, bravery, and foolhardy bluster.