Australian newspaper photographers have always been forbidden to show military failure or fragility.
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Although more than 100,000 Australians have lost their lives as a result of war service, photographs of our dead have never been published in newspapers.Perhaps we should reconsider this.
Any information about birthing women are exposed to influences their expectations long before they directly receive maternity care.
Medical intervention in birth is normalised by both maternity care providers and all kinds of media. Our research shows information about the benefits of natural birth help women make better choices.
An unpiloted Russian Progress vessel used to resupply the International Space Station is similar to the Progress M-27M currently spinning out of control.
The big question now is whether the Russian cargo vessel will fall back to Earth or will it simply burn up on re-entry?
Codeine-containing painkillers may soon no longer be available over the counter in Australian pharmacies.
Australia's drug regulator is looking into reclassifying codeine-based drugs as prescription-only. This is a good idea because the easy availability of these pinkillers is causing substantial harm.
Bringing down over-investment in electricity networks is a complicated area for regulators.
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A senate interim report suggests the retrospective write-down of state-owned gold-plated electricity assets. Good luck with that.
Robert Menzies meets the US defence secretary, Robert McNamara, at the Pentagon in 1964, the year before committing Australia to the escalating war.
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The anniversary of Menzies' fateful decision to commit troops to the escalating war in Vietnam marks a turning point that is at least as significant as the Gallipoli landings for Australia today.
People travelled a total of 40 trillion km in 2012, mostly by car.
Across the western world, the distance people travel is starting to fall. That's a good thing, for us and the environment.
The economic cost of workplace injury and death equals about 4% of the world’s gross domestic product.
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Work has a very important role in health and well-being but it can also be a major risk factor for poor health, disability, and even death.
A refugee displays an image of one of his three children who drowned when the boat on which the family fled the war in Syria sank in the Mediterranean.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.
IBM has pioneered P-TECHs.
P-TECHs provide a much-needed pathway for students who don't want to go to university.
Parents don’t care which school is public or private, they just want the one with the best resources and facilities for their child.
If private schools offer little academic value over public schools, why do 35% of Australian parents continue to choose to pay the hefty fees rather than sending their child to the local state school…
The Cotton On Group’s code of conduct reflects a misunderstanding of what they should be used for.
Codes of conduct can be useful and strategic for employers, but too many are contradictory and vague.
Astronomers from around the world identify their favourite images sent back to Earth by the Hubble Space Telescope.
As tabloid news outlets invite us to feast on the “craziest” and most “insane” images of the Sydney storms this week from social media, University of Western Australia vice-chancellor Paul Johnson has…
Lest we forget is an expression with dignified origins, a rich history and a budding linguistic fossil.
This Anzac Day the words "lest we forget" will often be spoken. It's a usage that we don't otherwise hear. Why do linguistic fossils such as "lest we forget" linger – and how do they help us remember the fallen?
Rising imprisonment rates are the result of political responses to media and public agitation for tougher sentences.
Some claim rising crime rates justify jailing more people, others that such policies cut crime. Evidence from around the world shows those claims are wrong and that we should be looking at inequality.
Gaining entry into selective schools is highly competitive.
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The parents of high achieving students often think of selective entry schools as the ideal option for their child. But do these schools churn out well-rounded young adults, or students trained for exams and little else?
Girls are more interested in IT when learning is targeted at them.
The way IT is taught in schools means girls are less likely to continue on to further study. When you take the boys out of class and direct teaching to the girls, interest in IT increases.
The Hubble Space Telescope hovers at the boundary of Earth and space.
Twenty-five years on and the Hubble Space Telescope is still taking some amazing images. But there have been a few glitches over the years, right from day one.
The cut to China’s reserve requirement ratio (RRR) can also be seen as a move against China’s unregulated shadow banking sector.
The 100 basis points cut by the People's Bank of China is as much as about containing unregulated credit within China as a bolster to slowing growth.