Barkindji protest outside Parliament in Canberra.
For the Barkindji people, the Darling River has been a symbol of Aboriginal survival since colonial times. Now, the once busy NSW town of Wilcannia is in danger of losing its water.
The Irish government is presented with a difficult task of how to commemorate the Easter Rising, 100 years on.
Often it has been Ireland’s writers and artists that have called out the hopes and failures of national politics, holding the polity to account in the culture.
Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?
Pope Francis exhorts the faithful to accompany each other on their life journey, and help each other be free in love.
In his new exhortation, Pope Francis issues the Catholic Church and its followers a bold challenge: to live God's mercy more authentically.
Whyalla Steelworks, where workers might lose their jobs as operator Arrium goes into voluntary administration.
The outlook is not good for those who may lose their jobs as a result of mining company Arrium going into voluntary administration, according to the latest OECD report.
Brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui are suspected of carrying out suicide bomb attacks at Brussels Airport on Tuesday.
Family members share both genetics and environment to a greater extent than people in general. And this has implications for counterterrorism approaches.
The most common reason for choosing private hospitals is shorter waits for elective surgery.
Around a quarter of people with private health insurance still choose to use the public system. Why?
Good economic modelling does not overly simplify the world.
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Economic modelling has been co-opted for political purposes and practitioners must respond.
The ads are aimed at engaging the girls who enjoy being active but have fallen out of the habit .
Screenshot of the Girls Make Your Move website.
The Girls Make Your Move ads need to be supported by materials that increase girls’ beliefs in their ability and give them tools for planning to be more active.
Trump’s performances never fail to make breaking news, securing him the public’s attention.
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Donald Trump has applied the lessons of winning a TV audience to politics. Much as we might deplore the theatre of entertaining voters, we can't wish it away.
Mindfulness has been found to improve negative behaviours from intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder.
A recent review of studies has shown that mindfulness meditation helps people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder reduce their mental and physical problems.
President Xi Jinping and the rest of the Chinese leadership do not get to positions of national leadership without undergoing decades of trials to demonstrate their capacity to run a country.
The China Model features political meritocracy at the top, democracy at the bottom and experimentation in between. The West can learn from the best of Chinese leadership, even if it is authoritarian.
Tolerance develops when empathy is encouraged, because it allows a child – or adult – to enter the shoes of another.
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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.
Bill Shorten said politicians and government must find ways to re-engage a generation of young people.
There is a growing canyon now separating politics as understood and practiced by political authorities from the political practices of everyday people.
The US-led TPP and Obama’s ‘Asia pivot’ will face certain challenges against Xi Jinping’s ambitions of a new order established through the Chinese-led AIIB.
The US and China may have competing ambitions for the Asia-Pacific in the shape of the TPP and AIIB, but they may not be as incompatible as we have first believed.
Children who are exposed to alcohol advertising are more likely to start drinking earlier and to drink more.
Australian regulations are inadequate to protect children and adolescents from alcohol advertising.
Consumers are often unclear about the benefits and exclusions.
Anyone who has purchased private health insurance or thought about changing policies knows the system is complex and confusing.
Elaborated feedback is most effective. Professor Layton game provides complex tasks where students receive hints to adjust their strategies.
Parents and teachers need to be aware of which types of feedback actually help students learn.
Very few of the millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq have made it to European countries in the hope of resettlement.
Solving the refugee crisis depends on the extent to which the people of the world – in the Gulf, Europe, Australia or anywhere else – are willing to live up to their moral responsibilities.
So strong is public opposition to his miltarist policies that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, having ignored the popular will, faces questions about democratic representation.
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Shinzo Abe’s government (now in its second term) has consistently been vocal about Japan's national defence.