Wind farms are pushing down the price of electricity in the electricity market.
Chris J Stewart, Starfish Wind Farm, Cape Jervis, South Australia.
South Australia's recent blackout raised questions about the role of wind energy in Australia's electricity network.
Naming and shaming exacerbates criminal behaviour due to the stigma attached with such a label.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
Young people see their financial future as their responsibility, but they need to be comfortable talking about it, new research shows.
Young people actually take responsibility for their own financial decisions but they fail to learn from their parents about how to handle money, new research shows.
The Australian National Dictionary is charting our rapidly evolving language.
Australian National Dictionary
Our communications revolution is changing the way we write and speak, and 'Slanglish' has never had it so good.
There isn’t enough robust data around what teaching style are effective in higher education.
Research looking at evidence-based teaching in higher education tends to be based more on anecdotes than on large, robust and peer-reviewed data.
Think hard before taking it to the next level.
Brain stimulating headsets are being enthusiastically taken up by gamers aiming to boost performance. But there are risks, particularly for children or those vulnerable to mental health problems.
New ASIC regulations aim to improve transparency in the life insurance industry.
Data on the outcomes of life insurance claims will not only help individual customers but also financial advisers and super funds acting on behalf of consumers.
Some 478 courses, including one in hairdressing creative leadership, will not be subsidised from 2017.
The government is right to cut back on funding certain VET courses that have low-enrolment rates and are unlikely to lead to work.
Aspirin has an extraordinary history that involves many different discoveries around its many different effects.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
Australian jurisdions should focus attention on evidence-informed practice and policy to tackle domestic violence.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
BIll Shorten has announced Labor will block legislation to set up a plebiscite on marriage equality.
It is inevitable that Australia will, in the not-too-distant future, allow two people to marry regardless of their gender. But which prime minister will get to claim this as their legacy?
Will the reality match the hype that’s promised from a future with driverless cars?
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.
NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn defended the culture of the bank he works for during the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics annual public hearing.
As the chief executives of Australia's big four banks come before a House of Representatives economics committee, we ask a panel of experts what questions the banks should be answering.
Millions were spent supporting an extradition process to make the prosecution of Dragan Vasiljković somebody else’s problem.
Historically, Australia’s broader policy approach to war crimes and war criminals has lacked a clear and coherent foundation.
Breast density appears white or bright on mammograms – so do breast cancers.
Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram.
There’s lots of advice on what mums can and can’t eat during pregnancy, but what about during breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding mothers often receive a variety of well-intentioned advice about what and what not to eat during this period. But what does the science say?
The mid-latitude cyclone with no name that hit South Australia last week, spawning two tornadoes and 80,000 electricity strikes, destroyed 22 massive transmission towers carrying electricity across the…
Hillary Clinton’s failure to win over religious voters has not been for lack of trying.
The fact that so much of the religious vote will go to the obviously less religious candidate says a lot about the 2016 US presidential election.
Malcolm Turnbull is something of an odd-man-out in the Liberal Party.
The Liberal Party is increasingly preselecting parliamentarians of firm, values-based ideas, leading to a more ideological and riven party.
Almost one-third (32%) of nurses and midwives are considering moving on.
Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout.