Nemo is actually a ‘false clownfish’.
The recent severe bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has also affected anemones, which provide homes for clownfish.
Women face serious barriers to reaching the upper echelons of classical composing and conducting.
The rate of female composers working in Australia hasn't risen in seven years. At one leading ensemble, 41 of 47 composers commissioned have been men. What's going wrong, and how can it be fixed?
Teaching innovation in our universities may now be at risk.
Now that the OLT is closing and the grants and fellowships are lost, it is not clear whether the government will play an active role in enhancing teaching excellence in our universities.
The proposed fund would invest in new approaches to reducing harms and deaths associated with alcohol and other drug use.
PolicyCheck unpacks the details and history of the Greens' proposed $10 million Harm Reduction Innovation Fund drug policy.
Traders prefer Coalition wins, but it’s the not knowing that matters the most.
Research shows uncertainty about potential government policy has widespread impact.
Australia is above the OECD average for some taxes, below average for others.
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Australian Council of Social Service chief Cassandra Goldie told Q&A that Australia is among the lowest-taxing countries in the OECD. Is that accurate?
False assumptions about the “average worker” impacts on decisions about childcare, paid parental leave and aged care funding.
False economic assumptions beset the federal budget and that should worry both political parties.
The Green Growth Plan for Perth represents the first strategic environmental assessment of a whole city in Australia.
With a strategic plan adopted, it not only shows where development should be avoided but clears the way for development in other areas. So Perth needs to get it right.
A special tax paid for the Gold Coast light rail. But there is another way.
Much of the infrastructure Australia needs will be funded by "value capture" – raising tax revenue by boosting land values. Some have decried it as a tax hike in all but name, but it isn't really.
A new Google tax is part of the a tax crackdown in the federal budget.
Wins for small business; significant superannuation reform; multinational tax avoidance addressed; and more.
A dysfunctional unilateralism characterises intergovernmental relations in Australia.
The reality is that intergovernmental relations are not the strong point of federal systems generally. But some do it better than others.
X rarely marks the spot, but that doesn’t mean treasure hunters should lose hope.
People love a lost treasure story. Whether it's a Rembrandt in the attic, sunken loot or an entire missing reef, part of us wants to believe there's riches just around the corner.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants the states to overhaul their tax systems.
It makes sense for the federal government to grease the wheels of federal-state tax reform.
The first years of the millennium were kind to government finances. A benign economic environment, and a once-in-a-century commodity boom fuelled by Chinese growth, helped the Federal budget to a cumulative…
The Southern Stars celebrate winning the Royal London One Day International Series in 2015.
There's been plenty of commentary about Novak Djokovic's recent remarks on women's bodies and the pay gap in sport. He's right that men and women are different – but female athletes are working a lot harder.
The physiological response to sex is similar to that of exercise.
Sex can often be a pleasurable experience. But it also has benefits some reports have compared to those of exercise. So can sex really count as a workout?
Pills sold as ecstasy contain variable amounts of MDMA, sometimes none.
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Ecstasy is the street name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, an illicit party drug that speeds up messages to and from the brain and alters the user's perception of reality.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces an uphill battle convincing all the states to agree to federation reform.
There's a reason the states have generally agreed to levy taxes in a uniform way.
It’s difficult to sleep when your legs are tap dancing under the sheets.
Restless leg syndrome is a common affliction characterised by uncomfortable feelings in the legs accompanied by an irresistible urge to move the legs to relieve the sensations.
The long Easter weekend is upon us, and with it many children are anticipating a diabetes of chocolate, while their parents are anticipating an emergency room of home improvements and the possibilities…