Latest figures reveal homocides in Australia are at historic lows.
The reasons the homicide rate is declining are complex, but a reduction in alcohol consumption and access to weapons are contributors.
Doctors’ prescribing habits are influenced by drug reps and other industry marketing.
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Too often, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers exert influence in how their products are tested in the research phase and recommended in the clinic.
More stringent use of antibiotics is needed to curb antibiotic resistance. But how can we achieve this?
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges we face today. But making a few small changes to the way antibiotics are prescribed could make a big difference in Australia.
Geo-location technology can be used to block online content within a specified area in the world, thereby allowing for differences in national laws.
The order requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove certain content globally, based on it being defamatory under India's local law.
James Gargasoulas was convicted of six murders using a vehicle in Melbourne’s CBD in 2017.
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In three years, 173 people died from 17 ramming vehicle attacks worldwide. This week, Victoria police announced a policy supporting officers to shoot drivers of weaponised cars.
A third of all police personnel in Australia are women, but in some localities, the rates of women officers are trending in the wrong direction.
Although opportunities have expanded for women in policing, the numbers of women on most forces remain well below 50% and women are very underrepresented in senior roles.
Apakah Stasiun Luar Angkasa Internasional adalah tempat kejahatan pertama luar angkasa?
Kerangka perjanjian tentang hukum pidana di ruang angkasa sangat bergantung pada kewarganegaraan. Ini membuat situasi lebih rumit jika tersangka memiliki warga negara ganda.
If this bill had been law when Rugby Australia sacked Israel Folau, he might have chosen to pursue a federal discrimination case.
This proposed bill goes much further than other discrimination laws and weakens existing protections for many Australians.
Was the International Space Station the scene of space’s first crime?
NASA is reportedly investigating the first alleged crime in space. But criminal jurisdiction aboard the International Space Station is much more straightforward than it would be for space tourists.
Scientists don’t know for sure why this happens - but we have some theories.
The truth is scientists aren't exactly sure why our fingers and toes get wrinkly in the bath. But here's what we know, and what we suspect.
Donald Glover is the showrunner on Atlanta, ‘perhaps the most curious credit in the history of the small screen’.
Donald Glover, Shonda Rhimes, Phoebe Waller-Bridge: they are the 'showrunners' behind some of the biggest hits on the small screen. But what, exactly, is a showrunner?
When pursuing information for big data projects, the risks to individual autonomy and privacy are easily overlooked.
If residents are given poor quality foods that don’t meet their needs or preferences, they’re less likely to eat it.
Cost-cutting, funding that doesn't reward good food, and residents not having a voice contribute to poor quality nutrition in our aged care homes. That can be devastating. But there is a better way.
Actress Lashana Lynch, pictured here in Captain Marvel, is rumoured to be playing 007 in the next Bond film. The films, which have consistently relied on misogynistic tropes, are in need of an update.
Rumour has it British actress Lashana Lynch will play 007 in the next Bond film. If true, the move will be a welcome change to a franchise that has long remained the epitome of conservatism.
Inikah waktunya untuk mengurangi lembur?
Menurut penelitian baru, orang yang bekerja 10 jam sehari memiliki risiko terkena stroke 29% lebih tinggi. Jam kerja panjang juga memengaruhi hubungan pribadi, perilaku tidur, dan kesehatan mental.
It’s not just women who are the losers following the latest TGA announcement. People with all types of medical devices need better regulatory protection.
The proposed Australian ban of some types of breast implants is too little, too late. It also reveals regulatory failures that need to be fixed if Australian consumers are to be protected.
Protocols are now in place to treat suspected concussions during NRL matches, but this wasn’t always the case in the league.
After a report found evidence of CTE in the brains of two former NRL players, the league is facing the possibility of a class-action lawsuit. Here's what former players would need to prove.
Is it time to cut back on overtime?
A new French study shows people who regularly work ten-hour days have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than their peers. Long hours also affect your relationships, sleep and mental health.
Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton speaking to the media in Brisbane last month about a recent interception of an asylum seeker boat.
Australians should be concerned about any shift to an intelligence model that is based on the introduction of greater powers on the one hand, and less oversight and governance on the other.
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff in Frozen II (2019).
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Frozen smashed Disney stereotypes on its release in 2013. But six years later, its sequel will arrive in a very different cultural moment.