Former tennis star Jelena Dokic's story of disturbing abuse suffered at the hands of her father raises alarm bells about children in elite sports. Could extreme cases mirror child labour?
Emotional and economic abuse in relationships are often intertwined as people who insult and shame their partners will also try to control their income and assets.
Some people may think it's the duty of their MP to vote in the way they do. But political theory shows this doesn't work.
The Don Dale royal commission's capacity to make lasting change lies with the government implementing its recommendations.
Changing the Constitution is the only way to draw a line under this chaos.
Despite its dubious ancestry, the popular vote on same-sex marriage has done its job, delivering an overall majority and majorities in all states and territories.
Major voter concerns for North Queensland reflect the expectations that minor party preferences will determine the election outcome.
At the height of the Vietnam War, the Holt government agreed it would be a good idea if the national football team took part in a tournament in Vietnam to boost morale.
The UN report findings show that concerns far outweigh any improvements in Australia's human rights record.
A little-known incident 100 years ago reminds us that Australia at the time was riven by class, religious and political divisions.
The latest arrests of princes, ministers and military officials in Saudi Arabia might be in the name of anti-corruption but it also serves to bolster the Saudi royal family's power.
Whether politicians refer to 'assisted dying', 'assisted suicide' or 'euthanasia' tells us a lot about how they feel about the issue, and the emotional response they aim to convey.
Sometimes small changes can be the most effective at reducing violence – and these are seldom acknowledged.