Westfield Burwood circa 1999, a year before being demolished to make way for a new Westfield building.
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The fact that Westfield's founders are moving out of physical store development to invest in innovative retail technology shows what's to come in Australian retail.
Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street.
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Oliver Stone's 1987 film Wall Street turns 30 this month. Its infamous character's mantra, "greed is good", seems oddly prescient with greater inequality and an even more rampant culture of greed.
Despite improvements in the national average score, the 2016 PIRLS report confirms many Australian children continue to be left behind.
The results of an international study into reading skills offer reason for optimism for Australian students. But tragically, too many children are still being left behind.
A flooded street in Euroa, Victoria.
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You should never try to drive through floodwater, because you never know what's beneath the surface. And new research shows some roads are more treacherous than others.
Smoking cessation aid Champix has been linked to suicides.
This smoking cessation tablet has been linked to suicides, so why is it still publicly subsidised?
A homeless man sleeping rough in the city. More and more older people will be homeless on current trends.
The rising number of older Australians is exposing the shortage of housing options and services to meet their needs, putting them at increasing risk of homelessness.
Hilary Cole, Helen Dallimore and Maggie McKenna in Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures Production of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical.
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Muriel Heslop stole Australia's heart when she debuted on screen in 1994. Now she gets a loving, ABBA-filled musical tribute, that is definitely not terrible.
Giovanni Cavino, I primi dodici imperatori Romani (‘The first twelve Roman emperors’), plaquettes produced at Padua, c. 1550.
Suetonius’s unforgettable tales of sex, scandal, and debauchery have ensured that his writing has played a significant role in shaping our perceptions of imperial Rome.
Smoking costs taxpayers more than $30 billion annually, should tobacco companies foot the bill?
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
ANZ and NAB have settled with ASIC over manipulation of the Bank Bill Swap Rate.
The major banks have tried to downplay their role in manipulating the BBSW interest rate benchmark. But this is not the first instance of bad behaviour.
The income gap between men and women is wider in the arts than the average gap across all industries in Australia. This is especially so for female writers, visual artists and musicians.
The average Australian female artist is better educated than her male counterpart but earns significantly less than him, new research shows. And artists' incomes are declining in real terms.
Students should be taught to recognise the political, social, and economic factors that influence how a society conducts and participates in memorialisation of the past.
Teaching students to recognise and understanding the political, social, and economic factors that influence how we celebrate Remembrance Day would make them more active citizens.
When did ASIC’s Greg Medcraft learn about the alleged money laundering at the Commonwealth Bank?
Parliamentary hearings reveal a lot of confusion between government, regulators and industry around banking regulation. This needs to be fixed.
Do you care if your data is being used by third parties?
Many users of digital platforms resign themselves to being monitored. That's surveillance apathy - and it's worse in society's most marginalised groups.
The disaster narrative is counterproductive.
A new study shows that positive tales make a difference.
If warmer weather is your sign to reach for the pesticide, think again. From better soil to your own army of beneficial bugs, here are five reasons to put down the insect spray.
An online therapy session is just as effective for young people as a face-to-face session.
There are three psychological treatments we know work, that aren't funded by medicare.
Patients must be able to make informed decisions about whether to pursue IVF – and when to stop.
Some patients might be offered IVF who don’t actually need it, and some might be offered repeated cycles of treatment, even when they aren’t likely to succeed.
There are plenty of reasons to love and not hate spiders, but let's start with just eight.
Once proud, department stores are just a shell of their former selves.
Rousel Studios. Collection: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Department stores created many of the familiar aspects of modern retailing, from off-the rack clothing to loyalty cards. But much of their business has been taken by others.