Victoria’s gambling regular says Crown has lagged behind community expectations when it comes to responsible gambling measures.
Even with responsible gambling measures in place, excessive gambling remains a problem and a significant cost to society.
Venus shines bright in the sky above Victoria.
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The planets we can see in the sky were known to the ancient Greeks as 'wandering stars'. But they appeared much earlier in the stories and traditions of Australia's Indigenous people.
Shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers, speaking on Q&A.
Was shadow minister for finance Jim Chalmers correct when he said that under the current Coalition government, net debt had doubled? We asked the experts.
The Trump administration is rapidly breaking down the World Trade Organisation.
The United States is blocking new judges to the body that interprets and enforces global trade rules. Australia should start preparing for the end of the World Trade Organisation system.
Joy Rowley’s 2011 murder has raised the question of whether a stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation would prevent the escalation of family violence.
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A stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation would be difficult to prove and detract from the ways in which family violence victims are being failed in other policy areas.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the My Health Record system will be modified to allow the permanent deletion of records.
Permanently and completely deleting information from IT systems is complex. The government should consider pausing the roll-out of My Health Record for longer to properly address this issue.
Offering free lightweight plastic bags causes excessive plastic use, while banning lightweight bags can increase the use of heavier plastic bags (such as bin liners). Coles’ decision brings out the worst of both worlds.
Providing thicker plastic bags for free is worse than pointless. It encourages the same wasteful habits, but with more damaging material.
Los residentes de los centros turísticos están contraatacando.
Conlleva beneficios económicos y crea empleo, pero también hay que pensar en los que residen en los destinos a los que nos lleva el turismo.
Bach’s remedies come from his personal connection to flowers.
Bach's rescue remedies are tiny amounts of boiled flowers mixed with brandy. There's little surprise there's no evidence of their effectiveness.
Labor MP Emma Husar has taken personal leave while the party investigates claims against her.
With public trust in politicians low, it's time to look at making tighter, clearer regulations about MP behaviour, including the role of their staffers.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek.
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Ahead of Saturday's crucial byelections, senior Labor Party figures have described a vote for Pauline Hanson's One Nation party as a vote for the Coalition. What do the records show?
Most hospitals have a mix of paper and digital records.
If you're opting out of My Health Records, you're opting in to "business as usual". Here's what the current system looks like.
Family day care workers provide this essential service from their homes, but being classed as independent contractors means they lack many employment protections.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
Hyperactivity and inattentiveness doesn’t mean you have ADHD.
While the study found a link between high rates of digital media use and inattention and hyperactivity, it didn't find that one caused the other. Nor did it look specifically at clinically diagnosed ADHD.
Lawyer Bernard Collaery, who will be prosecuted along with his client, known as Witness K, for exposing Australia’s spying on Timor-Leste.
Targeting Witness K and his lawyer in the Timor-Leste bugging case shows a government increasingly hostile to the media.
Zoey Deutch in the film Vampire Academy (2014).
Angry Films, Kintop Pictures, Preger Entertainment
Gothic fiction has become the ideal genre for exploring the grotesque, frightening aspects of coming of age. And disruptive girls with supernatural powers have replaced the passive heroines of old.
Police at the scene in Ellenbrook, Western Australia, where the bodies of a mother and her two children were found. Her 19-year-old son has since been charged with their murder.
The murder of a parent by their child, known as parricide, is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to better understand and prevent it.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but plastic straws are ruining the ocean.
Residents of tourism hotspots are fighting back.
Spare a thought for the locals.
Single-use plastics are convenient, but it’s time to phase them out.
Photo by Sander Wehkamp/Unsplash
How do you help a country get over plastic? By creating awareness and minor inconveniences and by providing lots of reminders.