Young people working in the hospitality industry – covering restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs – are particularly prone to exploitative practices, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Three-quarters of teenagers in our survey experienced exploitation, bullying, harassment or some other form of abuse in their first job.
Ken Henry on ABC 7.30 Thursday night. “We have not been able to satisfy customer expectations, nor community expectations. As I said, for that, we are deeply sorry.”
We get defensive when the social order we have become accustomed to is challenged. We attempt to protect ourselves through projection, denial, games, blame, or rationalisation.
Today, experts reveal the tips and tricks spin doctors use to shape the political messages you’re hearing every day - especially during election campaigns.
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How to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season.
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There’s a small army of spin doctors behind the scenes of an election campaign, finessing every utterance so it fits with the overall strategy. Today's episode is all about the art of political spin.
Although tiny houses take many forms, most are situated in rural or semi-rural areas.
Tiny houses aren't for everyone, but most people who live in them are positive about the experience. Yet planning laws still make this way of life harder and less secure than it could be.
Quick, easy – and very, very risky.
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Buyers think you can tell the purity of a substance by looking at on an app – evidence shows they're mistaken.
Climate change is increasing flooding caused by seasonal ‘king tides’ in Florida and other coastal areas.
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Climate change is happening and will intensify in coming decades. Some experts say it's time for a triage strategy that focuses investments where they are most likely to have an impact.
The early popularity of shared e-scooters suggests they can be a valuable part of the mix of transport options in Brisbane.
Researchers looking at Australia's first trial of e-scooter sharing find the Brisbane public has embraced this mode of transport. They make five recommendations to deal with issues that have emerged.
The irukandji jellyfish, up close.
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The irukandji jellyfish can be deadly and particularly hard to trace. However, emerging technology offers a solution.
The Hague Convention on child abduction was drafted to deal with fathers abducting their children across borders after losing custody, but it’s applied mainly to mothers fleeing domestic violence.
Under international law, a mother escaping domestic violence with her children to another country is seen as an abductor. She is often ordered to return the child leading to catastrophic consequences.
Puddles in the bed of the Darling River are a sign of an ecosystem in crisis.
Mass fish deaths are a blaring warning sign for the heath of the Murray Darling Basin, but just as worrying is the sight of dry areas in the Darling.
Mozzies feed on many native species, including the Nankeen Night Heron.
Thousands of Australians contract Ross River virus each year. Mozzies can infect us with their bites, but only after they've bitten an infected animal host.
An aerial photo of a 2009 algae bloom in the Murray Darling Basin.
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Algae blooms have killed hundreds of thousands of fish in the last two weeks, but what exactly are they and how do we get them under control?
Tourism accounts for 8% of global emissions, much of it from planes.
Other industries plan for the future, but the tourism industry is acting as if responses to climate change will leave it untouched.
The enabling technology for insurers to use AI is the ‘ecosystem’ of sensors known as the internet of things.
Three-quarters of insurance executives believe artificial intelligence will revolutionise the industry within a few years. It promises lower premiums, but brings ethical risks too.
Dongguan Street in Dalian reflects both Chinese and colonial history, prompting increasing debate about how to manage this contested heritage.
The West, Russia and Japan all left their marks on China today. Urbanisation too is usurping the old China. This long, mixed heritage and what should be done with it remains contested.
Relationships with China, the Middle East, India and the Pacific will be ones to watch in 2019.
Australia's international relationships were tested in 2018. And the coming year may prove to be even more challenging.
Anak perempuan yang menikah lebih awal memiliki kesempatan yang terbatas dalam hal pendidikan, kesehatan, dan penghasilan.
Satu dari empat anak perempuan di Indonesia menikah sebelum mencapai usia 18. Keputusan MK soal usia minimum pernikahan diharapkan menghentikan praktik pernikahan anak.
Girls who marry early have limited education, health and income-earning opportunities.
In Indonesia, one in four girls marry before the age of 18. It's hoped a Constitutional Court ruling will spell the end of child marriages.
Indigenous Australians must be involved in research around provenance and country. Here, representatives of the Willandra Aboriginal Elders visit the Griffith University ancient DNA laboratory.
Museums around the world hold remains of Aboriginal people that were often taken without permission and in the absence of accurate records. New DNA methods may help return these items to country.
Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people are continuing, and many are reluctant to report them. But recommendations from a new inquiry could help.
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A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.