Employers can encourage employees to be more active through office design.
Research shows that corporate wellness programs don't really work. If companies want to boost employee health they should consider designing the workplace to encourage the right behaviour.
Snowboarding is one of just two Winter Olympic sports to receive funding under Winning Edge.
It's not out of reach for the Australian Winter Olympic team to meet the Winning Edge targets of a top-15 finish on the medal tally.
Season two of the Netflix series Stranger Things featured a video game called Dragron’s Lair.
New gaming headsets promise to seamlessly integrate the digital and the physical world, but they also typically limit the vision of those digital objects to the person wearing the headset.
The ‘yes means yes’ school of thought argues that consent can – and should – be made cool.
In the wake of the MeToo and Time's Up movements, a new model of sexual consent is required – one that needs a clear and unequivocal yes from all parties.
Our workplace and work processes may be contributing to stress and bad behaviour.
It's tempting to think that difficult coworker might be a psychopath, but this just distracts us from the difficult work of making our workplaces better places to be.
Native title - the legal recognition of Indigenous Australian land rights - is determined under domestic law, not international law.
In an article published in the lead up to Australia Day, WA Liberal Party policy committee chairman Sherry Sufi said "native title can only exist if Australia was settled, not invaded". Is that right?
Speaking with: Professor David Field about unusual crimes that have changed the law.
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Sleepwalking murders and 'battered wife' syndrome are unique precedents set by extraordinary cases. David Field talks about unusual cases that have shaped Australian law.
Brisbane’s Chris Lynn was the top ranked batsman in the Big Bash League last season.
Simply taking the most wickets or scoring the most runs doesn't make you the best player. Here's how to judge players based on how much they contribute to winning.
A curfew was introduced in Northbridge WA as part of a wider push aimed at protecting child welfare and making the suburb safer.
Tim Nicholls said the introduction of a youth curfew in the WA suburb of Northbridge 'saw a dramatic drop in crime and a reduction in the anti-social behaviour of young people'. Is that right?
This architectural rendering of the ‘Zen room’ in Accenture’s new Melbourne offices is an example of companies creating more modern and alluring workplaces to attract top talent.
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Top-end companies are investing in design features to make their offices more appealing to staff. But many workers are looking for more than just funky design from their workplaces.
More than 640,000 firearms, mainly rifles and shotguns, were surrendered during the 1996 and 2003 gun buybacks.
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Did the government-funded gun buybacks introduced after the Port Arthur massacre have "no effect" in reducing gun deaths in Australia, as an audience member claimed on Q&A? Let's look at the evidence.
The functions of the AFP differ from state police forces in that it has a major role in combating crime impacting on Australia’s national security.
The AWU case is not the first time the AFP has been embroiled in politics, nor will it be the last.
Do you know where your beer comes from?
Do you know where your beer was brewed?
Many "imported beers" are actually made locally. Should we have clearer labelling for the origins of beer?
Research has shown that 23% of young Australians have been subjected to image-based abuse.
Australia now has more states and territories with specific revenge porn laws than those without. But they may not be the most effective way to tackle the problem.
Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Australian police often have to request data about suspects from overseas.
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Support from overseas law enforcement and tech companies is typically a slow and cumbersome process.
Just seeing plants can have a huge impact on your mood.
Bringing nature into the workplace can lead to a number of benefits, including reduced stress and increased creativity.
Some conditions should be classified as normal in some people and don’t need treatment.
Australian health-care organisations are urging action on treatments of people who don't need them.
Building diverse networks with people different from ourselves allows people to access new information and resources.
When attempting to network, people face social and spatial barriers.
How should you signal that you don’t want to be disturbed?
Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?
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Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.