Commonwealth War Graves Commission
We are used to thinking of Gaza as a war-torn stretch of ground. A place where life goes grimly on in the face of an intractable conflict. A graveyard not only for civilians caught in the crossfire, but…
Bitto has remarked on the major impact of the Stella Prize and the conversations it has encouraged about women writers.
Emily Bitto has won the 2015 Stella Prize for her debut novel, The Strays. The prize is now in its third year and was established to redress the way in which women writers were typically overlooked for major literary prizes
Australia’s gas market is entering a time of change: increasing supply, such as coal seam gas, can provide certainty.
Australia's "looming gas shortage" - the basis for calls to deregulate coal seam gas - may not be real after all. But gas prices are still set to rise, and that's an area where coal seam gas could help.
We get the English word ‘chess’ from the Persian word Shah (king). The linguistic identification of this part of the world with chess belies its Indian origins, but in a country where the ancient nobility…
Many men living with prostate cancer are confronted with significant bodily changes that can make exercising difficult.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in Australia, with around 20,000 cases detected each year.
Silent tributes at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, representing more than 100,000 men and women lost in war.
Why did it take three-quarters of a century beyond the first world war for Australians to build our own tomb of the unknown soldier, remembering the 23,000 Australians who died with no known grave?
Due to shortages of subject specialist teachers, too often teachers are having to teach subjects they don’t know about.
Australia continues to be plagued with high numbers of teachers teaching subjects they are not qualified to teach, according to the latest Australian Council for Education Research report
The human and financial costs to Australia of following America’s lead in imprisoning more and more people are huge.
The US is the great incarcerator, spending US$60 billion a year on prisons, and Australia is sliding down the same path. The solution? Confine jails almost exclusively to sexual and violent offenders.
Early closing times reduce alcohol-fuelled violence but still face opposition from businesses.
The Queensland government has said it will push ahead with its plan to introduce lockouts and 3am closing times for pubs and clubs. This is a good idea for patrons and businesses alike.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s figures were taken form the Intergenerational Report, but we should be wary of economic projections that claim to see 40 years into the future.
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Any forecast 40 years ahead is fraught with uncertainty, so we should be wary of warnings Australia was on a trajectory of debt and deficit heading to 122% of GDP.
The process by which women become fans is more complicated and interesting than people previously imagined.
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Men might believe that women don't have what it takes to be serious sports fans but new research into female AFL fans proves them wrong. Some women are footy converts, some have it in the blood – and some were born to it.
Differences in personal resources and capabilities mean that the most vulnerable Australians find the legal system inaccessible.
The demand for government-funded legal services is large and growing. Simply "not cutting" these services does the community a grave disservice.
In 1915, Australians came to terms with total war – and were prepared for the battle at Gallipoli and conscription in 1916.
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It was not the excitement but the seriousness of the first world war that captured the imaginations of Australians. The experience of 1915 had a marked effect on local commitment to winning the war.
The debate around coal seam gas exploration is highly politically charged, so it’s important to have an accurate picture of what exactly is proposed.
Is Christian Democratic Party leader Fred Nile correct when he says that 53% of Australia's landmass is under current exploration licence for unconventional mining?
By bringing together Arab political parties in the Joint List, Ayman Odeh has emerged as leader of the third-largest party in Israel.
The emergence of the Joint List as the third-largest party is evidence of both Israeli democracy and a growing awareness among the nation's Arab citizens of their power to influence its direction.
The activities of the US Export Import Bank effectively subsidise both the exporting company and the importing company in another country.
The US Export Import Bank is facing closure unless it gains last minute Congressional support. How will it impact on Australian companies?
As negotiations drag on, President Hassan Rouhani must defy rising hostility to a deal on Iran’s nuclear program from within the Islamic Republic and abroad.
As the deadline for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program draws near, opposition to any such deal is gathering momentum.
Journalists tackle the Prime minister Tony Abbott at a typical media conference at Parliament House in Canberra.
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The Abbott government's efforts to amend its data retention bill amid concerns about journalists protecting their sources is still a worry. And others should be concerned too, including MP.
The government tried to be egalitarian in arguing for these reforms. The trouble was the 2014 budget left voters feeling the government was anything but.
The defeat of the Abbott government’s higher education reform package in the Senate adds another line to its long list of policy failures.
Would it ever be responsible to legitimise the story that someone “healed themselves” of cancer through diet?
Social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson is not the first to be accused of fabricating a personal recovery story for public consumption. So what responsibility do publishers have in such cases?