Australian government agencies are employing the services of spyware company Cellebrite.
The Australian government is using spyware. Is that legal?
What will we do for bin liners now?
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Banning single-use plastic bags makes sense, as long as it doesn't usher in behaviours that are just as bad, or worse – like over-using heavier bags made of even more plastic.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together.
Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
Terrorism has resulted in higher security surcharges at ports and airports.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
People with chronic bowel conditions may need to use the toilet 20 to 30 times a day.
Our brain and gut are constantly talking to each other, so it makes sense mental health and stomach issues have a close relationship.
The remains of the University of Mosul destroyed during a battle with Islamic State militants, in April 2017. South Africa offers lessons in rebuilding.
South Africa's peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy holds crucial lessons for a post-Islamic State Iraq.
Keep calm and get your stoic on: more people today are heeding the advice than perhaps ever before.
Stoicism has recently been described as one of the best "mind hacks" ever invented. Amazingly, it is back, more popular today than ever, in a series of fast-growing internet communities.
Plant-based diets have been found to be far more beneficial for our health.
A survey of Australians found most (70%) thought that a plant-based diet would prevent disease. But what does the literature say? And is meat really bad that for you?
Madonna and fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrive at this year’s Met Gala in New York.
Why is Cher, 71, celebrated when she wears a near-nude costume while Madonna, 58, receives revulsion? 19th century women's magazines reveal how the double standards of beauty for older women came about.
Think of your router as the post office for the internet.
Get to know your internet router a little better.
A lot of Indian banks get involved in education programs.
India has gone further than any other country in legislating for corporate social responsibility. But the law should be redrafted to enhance precision and stakeholder orientation.
Self-driving cars will need to cooperate to avoid bottlenecks.
Self-driving vehicles will need to communicate and work together.
Almost 3000 Australian small to medium enterprises have established businesses in China.
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A new breed of company has appeared as Australian entrepreneurs create successful small businesses in China.
The Great Mosque’s famous leaning minaret in 2013.
The Great Mosque of Mosul - with its iconic leaning minaret - appeared on one of Iraq's banknotes. Its destruction by the Islamic State is an act of great symbolic importance.
Whether such a verdict would be handed down in Australia remains to be seen, but there are a few things we do know about cases like this one.
The birds commonly seen in urban backyards of Australia are increasingly introduced species like this house sparrow, sharing a birdbath with a native red-browed finch.
We all know how vital it is for our native bird species to thrive. But what if the only birds that visit your garden are introduced "pest" species? Many people feel these birds deserve some love too.
In Australia, around 41% of students go to private secondary schools.
If we look at enrolment figures for public secondary schools, it's untrue to say the steady drift towards private schools has been reversed.
Many literary questions about smell are quite philosophical. Why do humans get pleasure from perfumes? Do rich bodies smell differently from poor ones?
Smell is the Cinderella of the senses in Anglophone literature, but James Joyce wrote an olfactory revolution. His treatment of the science of smell was astonishingly prescient.
Bob Dylan pictured in 2012: his long synopses of a seemingly random list of books made up the bulk of this week’s Nobel Prize speech.
This extraordinarily odd speech might well be the singer’s most Dylanesque performance.
Is it nearly the end of the road for coal?
The board of Indian mining firm Adani has approved its A$16 billion Carmichael coal mine. But has the Queensland government failed in its duty to be responsible with publicly owned resources such as coal?