Australia’s Bumala-y Yuurrama-y seems to be accepted only when confined to matches between Indigenous players, yet all New Zealanders feel able to embrace the Haka.
While AFL player Adam Goodes polarised Australians by performing an Indigenous war dance, New Zealanders unite in celebration of the Haka. The difference in approach to Indigenous culture is telling.
Things should look a little more familiar on Windows 10.
After Windows 8 flopped, Microsoft is betting big with a free upgrade to Windows 10 and a new strategy to keep the brand alive in a changing technology landscape.
Do certain ‘types’ of guns make mass shootings more likely to occur?
What interventions might be most useful for reducing the incidence of mass shootings? What lessons should other countries really learn from Australia's experience?
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A quick scan of recent media highlights an entire industry exists around workplace happiness. Being a corporate happiness expert is now a job title. As part of this effort, billions of dollars are spent…
The ALP national conference has become a highly choreographed, stage-managed affair in recent times.
The ALP national conference has lost its policymaking significance of the past. Instead it has become a reflection of the leader's standing within the party.
Avoiding logging in native forests could earn Australia millions of extra carbon credits.
The Renewable Energy Target now includes wood waste from forestry. But a more sustainable use of Australia's native forests would be to leave them alone and earn carbon credits from the avoided emissions.
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has found a way for the state to dodge its growing debt.
Austerity was never really an option for the Queensland Labor government's first budget, and its move to shift debt make sense.
Barnaby Joyce has been outspoken in opposition to a government decision to build a coal mine in his electorate of New England.
Collective responsibility – or cabinet solidarity – is an axiom of political prudence that has mutated into a constitutional convention of how ministers should behave.
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras' negotiating tactics have lost Greece the trust of European members.
The bail-out package that Greeks rejected is essentially back. The chaotic process that led to it has lost Greece the trust of the eurozone.
The critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possums is just one of Australia’s animals threatened by habitat loss.
Three recent reports make clear that we should be saving habitat in order to save species. It is pretty simple. Destroy a species' habitat and you destroy its home.
The tiny house movement originated in the US in the late 1990s.
Already common in the US, the tiny house movement has the potential to take hold in Australia, but only with help from urban planners and regulators.
Retirees don’t always succeed in ensuring their retirement income lasts the distance.
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Annuities in their current form are largely unpopular, but with a bit of tweaking they could provide the retirement income fix Australia needs.
Blaming Greece’s creditors for the ongoing drama would be badly incomplete.
Blaming the troika for the Greek defaut this week isn't the full story. The problem here is that the eurozone is not the main reason for the Greek crisis.
Some in Greece could soon be mourning the death of the Euro.
Conflating economic policy with morality is what could ultimately bring the EU unstuck.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey joined a large contingent of leaders at the AIIB signing ceremony this week.
Western powers signing on for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could more effectively shape China's view of the world.
Business, environmental, trade union and social groups all see advantages in looking beyond high-emission industries such as coal-fired power.
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The Australian Climate Roundtable unites business, environmental and social groups in calling for a strong climate policy. This unprecedented show of unity might even break down Canberra's climate stalemate.
Would reporter Bob Woodward have been able to protect Deep Throat’s identity from today’s surveillance tools?
Four decades on, in a digital era of surveillance and data storage, Watergate remains a useful yardstick for assessing the value of source confidentiality.
Movie sets- like this Hobbiton Village from Lord of the Rings- can transform natural landscapes into magical sets.
Movie sets shot on location can leave a lasting effect. But compared to other industries, their impacts are small.
But it doesn’t mean teachers and therapists should abandon picture-based therapy.
In our study, it was the comparison groups of children who showed a visual learning style, not the children with autism.
The computer says: “I have my eye on your job.”
Up to five million Australian jobs could disappear with the next 15 years and technology advances and leads to more automation. So what should we do?