Here’s cheers: Australians have developed a lot of slang phases for alcohol and drinking.
Our drinking culture has brought some colourful phrases into the Australian vernacular.
The Australian drugs regulator is overhauling the health claims made by suppliers of complementary medicines, including homeopathic therapies. And some curious options are up for discussion.
Would you trust a complementary medicine described as "vermifuge", "vulnerary" or "emmenagogue"? That's what new labelling proposes and not everyone's happy about it.
Surgery to remove early-stage prostate cancer has serious side-effects including incontinence and impotence.
Many men live with prostate cancer rather than die from it. Here's the evidence for why they shouldn't jump to surgery.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together.
Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
Men and women have starkly different experiences of public transport as they travel around the city.
Most women feel unsafe when using public transport. Instead of gender segregation, researchers suggest gender-sensitive design could be a better way to ensure safety for all.
Australia will need more sources of zero-emissions energy if it is to stay on track for carbon-neutrality by 2050.
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A new analysis by ClimateWorks Australia says that the electricity sector needs to do far more to cut its carbon emissions than will be delivered by current policies.
Parents can use everyday tasks and routines to encourage learning maths in early childhood.
There are several ways to help children learn and be interested in maths – even the reluctant ones.
G20 members have been imposing new barriers to trade.
Tariffs have been falling in recent years but countries are imposing other barriers to trade, affecting Australian consumers and businesses.
Calendar apps can be useful to people with and without memory problems.
Some people worry that calendar, list and note apps can make your memory worse, but new evidence shows they're helpful for people with brain injuries.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced plans to build the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia.
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Tesla's new battery will be big enough to power thousands of homes, but it's likely to be just the first of many such installations.
Lee Rhiannon and every other federal Greens MP have the right to dissent on matters of policy.
For all concerned, the imbroglio surrounding Lee Rhiannon and her Greens colleagues turns on a fundamental disagreement over process and principle.
How did a journalist manage to buy their own Medicare details on the dark web?
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The sheer number of fallible people and systems with access to Medicare numbers makes it difficult to keep this data secure.
Australia’s VET system has been in an uphill battle with reforms that have led to lower-quality training and misappropriation of resources.
VET certification standards differ greatly from university. Students qualify for diplomas with no set course length, assignments, or campus contact.
Adolescent family violence has detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of families, and is surrounded by stigma and shame.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
The current system of credit card fees is too confusing.
As the federal government changes the rules around credit cards, it should force companies to be more transparent about fees.
We need to change the way we monitor the pregnancies of women born in South Asia to reduce their chance of a stillbirth.
Women born in South Asian countries like India or Pakistan are more likely to have a stillbirth than women born in Australia or New Zealand.
New research shows that fairy-wrens become more cautious as they change colour.
Being blue is risky for superb fairy-wrens: males become more cautious when their plumage turns blue, and other wrens take advantage by using them as colourful decoys.
The 2016 Census showed major changes in the ranking order of religious groups in Australia.
The changing pattern of the diversity of religious identities is one indicator of a society’s degree of multicultural composition. On this measure, Australia is among the most diverse.
Some musicians believe certain instruments, such as the trumpet, are more ‘masculine’.
Women are disturbingly under-represented in Australian jazz, with relatively few female composers and instrumentalists. What's holding them back? And what can be done about it?
Pauline Hanson has made claims about the negative impacts of having children with autism in mainstream classrooms.
Evidence shows that the senator's comments on the burden of children with disability are misleading.