Mate copying is the name given to the phenomenon whereby an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have relationship experience.
The Northern Territory Intervention implemented coercive measures that would have been unthinkable in other, non-Indigenous communities.
David Petraeus argued there's more continuity than change in Donald Trump's foreign policy.
Politics podcast: Gladys Berejiklian on the need to reform federal-state partnerships.
With her government having just handed down a budget with an enviable surplus, Gladys Berejiklian says the Gonski legislation will leave NSW better off 'in terms of dollars'.
While Malcolm Turnbull celebrates the parliament passing the school funding package, the government is still trying to deal with an energy crisis.
Sooner or later, China will recognise the value of digital assets. This adds to the urgency of citizens ensuring they control the data trails that tell the world what they think and do.
Whether such a verdict would be handed down in Australia remains to be seen, but there are a few things we do know about cases like this one.
Criminalising websites that celebrate extreme, unhealthy thinness is deeply problematic.
As it attempts to limit vulnerabilities and confront pressing issues, the government is sending some confusing signals to the electorate.
The special protection offered via international law is not enough to keep journalists reporting on conflict zones and assuage concerns about free speech.
Proposed new laws will restrict parole and bail to those merely associated in some way with terrorism, even when they have not be arrested for – or convicted of – a specific terrorism offence.
New research shows young women experience street harassment about once every two days.
A government fund to support quality journalism – while remaining strictly independent – could help produce stories in the public interest.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
Countries such as Canada offer Australia clear lessons on how to better police lobbying.
The comparison between ancient Athens and modern China, and Sparta and the US, through the Thucydides Trap, has its limitations.
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
There are plenty of models around the globe where governments are supporting public interest journalism at arm's length.
Laws against blasphemy privilege the feelings of Christians over other religious people, and have no place in a modern, inclusive society.
Let’s be realistic about what gun amnesties are, and are not, likely to deliver.
News Corp on the right, Fairfax on the left. This division has a long history in Australia, to the detriment of quality journalism and public debate.
Under US law, the president must publish all of their executive orders for public view. The Australian government is under no such obligation.
Coalition backbenchers have expressed several doubts over the Finkel scheme, most notably on affordability and whether it will include coal.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
Australia’s data retention law is one of the most comprehensive and intrusive data collection schemes in the Western world, and should be challenged.