NSW is undergoing a review of its sexual consent laws.
As NSW reviews its consent laws, it should look to lessons from other states. While affirmative consent is regarded as the best model, its wording in Victoria offers limited protection in court.
When politicians use selected modelling results to justify their decisions on contentious projects like Melbourne’s North East Link, the credibility of transport models suffers by association.
Transport modelling has been tarnished by its use to justify the predetermined projects politicians favour. But, if used more transparently, it's a valuable tool for planning our future cities.
Neurostimulation is rife with potential and pitfalls.
From dementia to depression to drug addiction, artificial brain stimulation has been hailed as a landmark medical technology for the future. But safeguards are needed if we want the benefits without the risks.
About a quarter of Australians have experienced a form of major discrimination in the past two years.
According to a new survey of 6,000 Australians, more than a quarter of respondents report experiencing some form of discrimination at least weekly.
Ils en ont besoin pour s'intégrer, mais les médias sociaux font peut-être plus de mal que de bien aux adolescents.
Nous avons demandé à cinq experts si les médias sociaux étaient dommageables pour les enfants et les adolescents. Quatre sur cinq ont répondu oui.
Antibiotics can be a wonder for treating bacterial infections – but we need to be cautious in how we use them.
Antibiotic resistant superbugs kill 32 plane-loads of people a week. We can all help fight back.
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Antibiotic resistant infections already kill about 700,000 people globally every year. While scientists are racing to find new ways to fight superbugs, there's one thing you can do, too.
Nearly half of Australians aged 18-24 view climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia in new national survey.
The annual Scanlon Foundation survey found nearly half those aged 18-24 viewed climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia, compared to 12% of those aged 35-44 and 8% of those aged over 75.
MARTIN is helping the Reserve Bank see beyond its headquarters in Martin Place. And it’s open source, giving outsiders an insight into its thinking.
MARTIN stands for “Macroeconomic Relationships for Targeting Inflation". The bank's new computer model says there's much it can do to boost the economy after its cash rate hits zero.
Genetic testing costs around A$700 per embryo.
Women aged over 35 are sometimes offered genetic testing of their IVF embryos to rule out abnormalities. But it's expensive and doesn't increase their chance of a baby. In fact, it could reduce it.
The government’s proposed integrity commission has come under fire.
The proposed National Integrity Commission is under attack, amid fears it will be toothless. The government needs to rethink its model.
Hydrogen infrastructure in the right places is key to a cleaner, cheaper energy future.
Australia can become a renewable energy exporting superpower, but timidity won't get us there.
Layanan pengiriman bahan makanan menawarkan cara baru yang ramah lingkungan untuk berbelanja.
Bisnis baru yang mempromosikan pengembalian ketimbang mendaur ulang bagi para konsumer.
The Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute offers a new way of considering the shape of First Nations museums in Australia.
As musuems are forced to face their colonial past, could a radically re-imagined museum become a place for genuine exchange, reconciliation and restitution?
Grappling with the pros and cons of menopausal hormone therapy can be confusing.
While evidence has indicated women who take menopausal hormone therapy have a marginally increased risk of breast cancer, it's equally important we talk about the benefits of the treatment.
While total gambling spending in Australia decreased during 2016-17, sports betting increased by 15.3%, from A$921 million to A$1.062 billion.
Banning offshore gambling sites sounds sensible enough, and the federal government is planning to do this. But to what extent are these sites really ripping off Australian gamblers?
They need to have it to fit in, but social media is probably doing teens more harm than good.
We asked five experts if social media was damaging to children and teens, and four out of five said yes.
Twitter harus mendapatkan pujian atas langkahnya, tetapi perusahaan microblogging ini masih berdampak kecil dibandingkan dengan Facebook dan Google.
Belum pernah sebelumnya dalam sejarah manusia yang tercatat kita pernah melihat industri mana pun mencapai tingkat konsentrasi kepemilikan yang ditunjukkan oleh perusahaan media sosial.
DNA database giant Ancestry lets members access international records including the convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records.
A US judge has allowed police access to the major DNA database without users' consent (including Australian users). It's a timely reminder that we urgently need genetic privacy legislation.
Queensland Health’s current electronic medical records system is what you could call a “monolithic” system, meaning it’s an all-in-one system designed by one company. Such systems may not be the best option for the health sector’s future.
Past upgrades to the state's medical record system have cost tremendous amounts of money, and on at least one occasion, forced clinicians to revert to paper-based methods.
Robots like AIBO can provide companionship to humans, and in some instances humans may even develop a strong emotional attachment to them.
Robots are becoming more common in our lives. And while they may not have "feelings", perhaps the way we treat them reflects more on our character than we previously thought.