Regardless of which party controls Congress, presidents must negotiate their agenda on an almost one-by-one basis with each member of Congress.
A Democratic president can negotiate much easier with a Democratic majority in Congress than with a Republican majority. But being in the majority does not mean having the votes to implement anything.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia.
Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide's OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.
We need women to participate equally in science fiction’s conversations about humanity’s future.
Science fiction is a popular and lucrative genre – but most authors are men and relatable female characters are sadly lacking. Given this entrenched sexism, it's time for publishers to take affirmative action.
Chronic diseases are becoming more common, due to population growth and ageing.
Australians are living longer than ever but with higher rates of chronic disease, the latest national report card shows.
Why can’t an artist offer advice to politicians in the same way a scientist can?
In one of those abyssal silences that punctuate official Thinkfests when artists have to come up with new policy ideas that don’t involve asking governments for more money, I once facetiously suggested…
On major strategic questions facing the region Australia and Indonesia are in broad agreement.
Australia and Indonesia should gradually re-frame their relationship by considering shared interests within the broader regional context.
Across Australia, low-income people lose about six years of life compared to their better-off compatriots.
We all like to think we are free agents and have huge degrees of agency. But, in reality, our health reflects the environments we live in.
How the media represent transgender people can greatly affect how young transgender people see themselves.
Screen Shot, Australian Story, ABC
Transgender children have been the focus of considerable media attention in Australia over the past two years. Much of this has been positive, focused on the rights of transgender children.
How much welfare debt accumulates and is recovered each year?
AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy
Is the Coalition right to say that, at any one time, there is around $3.5 billion of debt to the Commonwealth due to fraud, non-compliance or misreporting in the welfare system?
The first Australian National Playwrights Centre (ANPC) was founded in 1973 – the age of bongs, thongs and social wrongs. Australian drama was by then well into its Biggest Renaissance Ever. The Pram Factory…
The pathology lies in society discriminating against transgender people, not in transgender people themselves.
Poor mental health in transgender people is primarily the product of social stigma and violence. This counters the view that being transgender is itself pathological.
A living coucal from South Africa, whose huge prehistoric relatives lived on the Nullarbor.
The Nullarbor is an arid, treeless expanse today. But several hundred thousand years ago it was home to a menagerie of species, including two newly discovered giant cuckoo-like birds.
The generic space of therapy cannot compare to the feeling of a relationship in its natural setting.
It makes no sense to continue relationship counselling in a therapist's office – it is far better to do it in the more natural environment of the home.
En-tête des courriers de l’expédition. Auteur inconnu. Estampe sur papier.
Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Le Havre
Il y a un peu plus de 200 ans, le capitaine français prit le large à la découverte de l’Australie. Avec son équipage composé de scientifiques, il en captura les beautés naturelles.
Singapore and Australia have a lot in common.
You can drive across Singapore (population 5.5 million) in 45 minutes – roughly the same time it takes to reach Gawler from the Adelaide CBD. As an equatorial island, the climate is warm all the year round…
The Australian lungfish has a bigger brain than you might think.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That's now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
En Australie, des études ont montré que le gecko posséderait au moins dix espèces « cryptiques ».
La Terre est couverte d’espèces variées, des plus grandes aux plus petites. Mais nous pensons maintenant qu’il pourrait y avoir dix fois plus d’espèces que l’on pensait à l’origine.
Australia should be helping its premium wine industry, not hindering it through tax.
The reputation of Australia's winemarkers is at risk because of the way taxes and subsidies distort the industry.
We can all reach for the stars in The Milky Way over Western Australia.
The drive the get more women involved in science should start at an early age. But as one space researcher found out, girls can get nudged out of science at school.
How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box?
We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.