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Will the Winning Edge strategy impact sport participation and limit sports’ abilities to develop Olympic champions? reuters photographer/reuters

Are the Rio 2016 Games a true measure of Australia’s Winning Edge?

Australia has had a good start to the Rio Olympics. But does that mean that the strategy created in response to Australia's poor Olympic performance in 2012 is working?
Rather than assisting in prevention and allowing children to mature out of offending, juvenile detention does the opposite. AAP/Neda Vanovac

Rethinking youth justice: there are alternatives to juvenile detention

Important questions are being asked about why children were abused in juvenile detention in the Northern Territory. But we also need to ask why children are being detained at all.
Open-plan offices may seem like a good idea but research shows they have a negative effect on employees. www.shutterstock.com

The backlash against open-plan offices: segmented space

An open-plan office is not all it's cracked up to be but the alternative, segmented spaces, has its downsides as well.
Are players victims of workplace hazards or willing participants in known dangers? Peter Dean/Flickr

Who should be responsible for brain injuries in sport?

The 2016 State of Origin rugby league competition is over for another year and the focus has shifted to off-field events with claims for compensation for brain injury.
In just four swipes on the interface of your phone, another person can access a wealth of your personal information. shutterstock

‘You’ll need my fingerprint’: are police allowed to search your phone?

In what circumstances can police search your phone? Must they obtain a search warrant? And what will happen if you refuse to provide your passcode or fingerprint required to access your phone?
Australia has been cognisant of the challenges aviation security poses. AAP/Britta Campion

Just how safe are Australia’s airports?

That Australia has not suffered a successful terrorist attack on its aviation industry is testament to the resilience of our security system.
Thought by many to be caused by alcohol, a skin condition is actually to blame for bulbous red noses seen on elderly men. Painting by Domenico Ghirlandio, Wikimedia Commons

Why do some old men have big red noses? No, it’s not alcohol

Many people will have seen a middle-aged or elderly man with an abnormally big red nose. Most think of it as synonymous with alcoholism, however it's a real condition that is not caused by alcohol.
Victoria Police had reportedly warned Joseph Acquaro, who was gunned down in Brunswick this week, that he was a target of mafia groups. AAP/Mal Fairclough

Acquaro murder: what is the mafia and where does it operate?

Exactly what role does the mafia play in organised crime? And should Australian law enforcement agencies reassess their priorities?
Among the 61 recommendations is: ‘Don’t order chest x-rays in patients with uncomplicated acute bronchitis’. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

Antibiotics for colds, x-rays for bronchitis, internal exams with pap tests – the latest list of tests to question

Harm doesn’t just come in the form of side-effects or further testing. The "cons" of any treatment also include the costs, which can be financial, emotional, and the costs of the individual’s time.

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