Kirsten Dunst (centre), Winona Ryder (left), Trini Alvarado, Susan Sarandon and Clare Danes in Little Women (1994). The book is now being made into a film by director Greta Gerwig.
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an enduring classic for girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. Yet many of the book's themes and morals were imposed by the author's father.
We need to keep in mind that education has benefits beyond what graduates earn and contribute to the economy.
We should keep in mind that education is valuable beyond graduate earning capacity, and that what a student learns during their education can have little to do with why they earn more.
Thanks to their consumption of invertebrates, Melbourne platypus likely receive half the recommended human dose of anti-depressants every day.
Pharmaceuticals were found in every invertebrate sampled from six Melbourne streams - including a waterway in a national park.
A new book asks how we navigate the line between freedom of information and national security.
A new book examines the relationship between national security and access to information in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada, comparing it with other countries around the world.
To avoid miscarriages of justice, we need a jury direction process that leads to maximum juror understanding.
Because judges have a secondary audience when issuing jury directions - appeal court judges - the language used has become too wordy and confusing. It needs to change.
Slot machines flash bright lights and play musical sounds as you play.
Electronic gambling machines can be highly addictive, and are associated with very high rates of gambling harm. Many of the mechanisms of this potential for addiction are now becoming clearer.
A Boxing Day Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Our research project sought to investigate the capacity of professional sport to communicate environmental issues and awareness.
Did the minister or any of his staff read our application or any of the other ten he chose to reject?
Ensuring both men and women have access to baby changing facilities is one of many issues that gender equality mapping can help tackle.
The map will help uncover real experiences of gender inequality in public places, from sports facilities to public transport, community services and infrastructure, to simply walking down the street.
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Halloween walks a thin line between entertainment and offence - so how can we engage with it ethically?
Social connections help retain a sense of purpose in older age.
The Conversation asked readers how they would want a loved one to be cared for in a residential aged care facility. What they said was similar to what surveys around the world have consistently found.
Para calon presiden dan wakil presiden (dari kiri ke kanan) Ma'ruf Amin, Jokowi Widodo, Prabowo Subianto dan Sandiaga Uno saat menghadiri deklarasi kampanye damai yang diadakan Komisi Pemilihan Umum beberapa waktu yang lalu.
Hampir satu bulan masa kampanye pemilihan presiden berjalan, banyak kekeliruan berlogika dalam argumen-argumen politik kedua kubu.
The opt-out period for My Health Record closes on November 15.
The government has rejected a call to extend the My Health Record opt-out period while amendments are made to ensure the privacy and security of the system.
Salah satu anak yang ditangkap di Australia kembali bersama keluarga dan temannya di Rote, Nusa Tenggara Timur.
Upaya untuk menuntut kompensasi bagi anak-anak Indonesia yang tertangkap sebagai awak kapal penyelundup pencari suaka ke Australia akan gagal apabila pemerintah Australia terus menolak.
One of the minors reunites with family and friends in Rote, East Nusa Tenggara, after being released from Australian prison.
Efforts to claim compensation for Indonesian minors who were caught manning boats that smuggled asylum seekers to Australia may end up failing if the Australian government continues to resist.
Stressful work environments can exacerbate menopausal symptoms. Women who enjoy higher levels of support, on the other hand, report lower levels of menopausal symptoms.
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Menopause at work is about creating a supportive environment for women, not managing menopause.
Moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is controversial because it would be a strong political statement of support for Israel.
Moving the Australian embassy to Jerusalem may cause controversy but is in line with Australia’s foreign policy interests.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced he will amend laws that allow schools to expel gay students.
Public opinion polls and a survey of Australian youth show there's little support for allowing schools to hire or fire teachers based on their sexual orientation.
Many of Australia’s biggest emitters have not yet engaged with the Emissions Reduction Fund.
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The federal government has signalled its intent to prolong the Emissions Reduction Fund. But surveys of business leaders reveal widespread cynicism about a scheme perceived as politicised and bureaucratic.
Victorian and Tasmanian laws around safe access zones at abortion clinic are being challenged in the High Court.
A challenge in the High Court, starting today, will argue that "safe access zones" around abortion clinics impede the constitutional right to freedom of political speech. Here's why that's wrong.
I had never encountered the word ‘curry muncher’ until I arrived in Australia 10 years ago.
The politics of curry.
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Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.