Malcolm Turnbull promised to solve Victoria’s firefighter dispute as the ‘first item of business’ following his re-election.
The federal government's bill to protect volunteer firefighters following a long-running dispute in Victoria will not solve the problems to which it was allegedly directed.
There’s little evidence relevant government bodies are able to leverage hosting the Olympics to develop a sport participation legacy for the wider population.
The commonly believed mechanism for increasing sport participation assumes that elite sport performances result in a greater number of people taking up sport.
Good horse riding requires skill, technique, precision and refined communication to form a partnership with a horse rather than physical prowess.
Olympic equestrian events are celebrated for allowing men and women to compete with and against one another. But is this joining of hands and hooves a win for gender equality?
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef’s water quality finally has a hard dollar price on it.
A groundbreaking new economic study has found that investing A$8.2 billion would get us very close to hitting targets to cut water pollution into the Great Barrier Reef by 2025.
Fleas get a free ride - and there’s not much in it for the dog.
Do you know your parasites from your gut commensals? Read this and you will.
Petitioned: Aldi changed its stance on eggs from caged hens.
Groups like change.org have radically altered social activism and both business and government should take heed.
Shared accounting standards across Europe may now be in doubt.
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Brexit means previously shared accounting standards are also up in the air.
Historically, the CFA was a voluntary organisation. But with increasing urbanisation, there are pressures to increase the number of career firefighters.
Malcolm Turnbull is using Victoria's long-running enterprise bargaining dispute between the CFA and firefighters' union to highlight the Liberals' credentials to challenge union militancy.
Perception is everything when it comes to Great Barrier Reef tourism.
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All mention of Australia has been removed from an international report on climate change on the grounds that it would damage tourism. Here's the evidence.
The virtual reality service incorporates both vision and touch.
A new shopping experience from two retailing giants shows companies are embracing sensory marketing.
There are reasons why people get paid more to work out of hours beyond the working week being a social construct.
Penalty rates are often cast as a roadblock to business or employment but, research sees penalty rates as a deterrent against employing workers in ways that risk workers’ health.
Students are using smart technology to try to beat the exam system.
Technology that wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood spy movie is being marketed at students to help them cheat in exams.
Eventing is a sport enjoyed by many Australians, but what are the risks?
How dangerous really is horse riding and sports like eventing? While there are risks, they can be managed, especially if we learn to understand horses better.
On the hunt for other cultures.
Ask any anthropologist what they do and they will find it hard to give you a direct answer. But it ultimately comes down to studying people and their culture.
Easy tips on how to disconnect from social media and connect with the real world.
Many of us are becoming addicted to social media, and it's having a negative impact on our lives. Here are some tips to help you take back control.
From Jesus Christ Superstar to the Pirates of Penzance, Jon English rocked it all.
From Judas Iscariot, to a string of pop hits, to the Pirate King, Jon English defied easy categorisation. With his distinctive gravelly rasp, he straddled TV, stage and the pop charts.
Rough conditions in the Southern Indian Ocean as the search for MH370 continues.
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There are hopes that another piece of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been found. But authorities still don't know what happened to the aircraft, and the 239 people on board.
Graduates of a 2015 Tertiary Entry Program, which paves the way into university courses, with lead author and CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement, Bronwyn Fredericks (fourth from left) and Provost Hilary Winchester (far right).
If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.
Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight, in fact it’s one of the hardest.
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Some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss need to be addressed before you undertake those resolutions.
Inviting, but don’t go in.
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Despite a fearsome reputation, it seems Australia's wildlife doesn't scare away tourists.