The pill is the most popular form of contraception for women under 30.
There is no biological evidence for “giving your body a break” and in fact, it could do your health more harm than good.
Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull met Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle in London in April.
When considering this question, we need to distinguish between the pomposities of monarchies and the purpose they serve as checks on untrammelled authoritarianism.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will consider staying in the nuclear deal, despite the withdrawal of the U.S.
Trump's announcement confirms he is no longer listening to moderate voices in his administration when it comes to dealings with Tehran
Tax cuts and tax reform have formed the centrepiece of the 2018 Budget.
Burgeoning tax revenues have enabled Treasurer Scott Morrison to bring down a budget that will put the government in a better position to fight the next election.
The NDIS is set to reshape Australian cities. But to achieve meaningful participation of people with disabilities, urban communities and services will also need to take action.
The Murrumbidgee River is one of several sites in the Murray-Darling Basin where improvements are being detected.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
Malcolm Turnbull would do well to take his lead from Emmanuel Macron on climate change.
An uncertain world and a possible free trade agreement are among the reasons the French president's visit is an important one.
There was much public goodwill at the meeting, but there is much yet to be resolved.
AAP/ Korea summit press pool
There was much that was agreed to at the Korean summit - but still a lot yet to be worked out. The will now shift to the hotly-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Originating in the Netherlands, the concept of ‘woonerfs’, areas designed to invite walking, playing, socialising and cycling while curbing motor vehicles, has spread to cities in other countries, including Berlin.
All around us, the places we inhabit send us physical and visual cues that influence our behaviour. Good design can tilt the balance so our surroundings help us act in ways that fulfil our needs.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, in Seoul in February this year.
The end of denuclearisation politics has opened new possibilities for the direction of the Korean Peninsula, but the tensions of 2017 remind us of the possibility of disaster.
A depiction of Fook Shing in Melbourne Illustrated, November 13 1880.
State Library of Victoria
Fook Shing spent 20 years as a Melbourne gumshoe. He policed the thriving Chinese community – claiming opium as an expense – but was never promoted above his entry rank of detective third class.
Reports that China plans to build a military base in Vanuatu seem to have little substance at this stage.
The reports are speculative at best, but that hasn't stopped a torrent of over-wrought commentary on Chinese military expansion and the potential threat to Australia.
Tony Abbott launches Pauline Hanson’s book at Parliament House in Canberra.
Tony Abbott's supporters are derided as delusional conservatives, but they have immense political impact and are determined to bring down Malcolm Turnbull.
If Malcolm Turnbull is to draw any comfort from a self-inflicted wound, he might consider the history of leaders who have endured bad polling and prevailed.
History warns us to beware of the fickleness of polls taken mid-term, which tend to be a snapshot rather than a deep reading of the electoral mood.
Not so “ladylike” – the netball rivalry between Australian and New Zealand will continue at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games netball is an intensely physical and competitive affair. It's a far cry from netball's roots – the game was designed to shape women into model middle-class citizens.
JCF Johnson’s, Euchre in the bush, circa 1867, depicts a card game in a hut on the Victorian goldfields in the 1860s.
Oil on canvas mounted on board, 42.0 x 60.2 cm.
Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ballarat
The discovery of gold in California 170 years ago was a turning point in global history. The gold rushes are not mere historic footnotes – they continue to influence the world in which we live today.
Young people have reported cultural gains from drug use, such as strengthening social ties and gaining access to social networks.
A new study among gay and bisexual men living with HIV found those who were occasional or regular users of party drugs reported significantly better social outcomes than non-users.
Some people choose private health insurance for shorter wait times.
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Private health insurance premiums will rise from April 1, leaving consumers wondering if they should give it up or downgrade to save money.
Legislasi baru yang belum lama ini diperkenalkan di Jerman mengharuskan perusahaan untuk menghapus ujaran kebencian yang jelas dalam 24 jam.
Specialist Disability Accommodation has enabled Ben Parkinson, pictured with his carer, to live in a home of his own.
The NDIS is allowing for Specialist Disability Accommodation for 28,000 people, with 17,500 already in such housing. The potential demand for this life-changing supported housing is even greater.