Training can provide many workers with the skills to access jobs in growth sectors, including aged care.
Despite low unemployment figures in Australia, low-skilled workers are still finding themselves locked out of the job market.
There’s a margin of error in relying on fingerprinting to catch criminals.
Fingerprinting is a valuable police tool for tracking down suspects, but it's not perfect. However, we can reduce the risk of any mistaken identity if we work within the limits of fingerprinting.
Use questions to stimulate critical thinking about money.
Good financial decision making is about more than avoiding debt or having a budget, it's about critically analysing your options.
At the moment, Australia has a patchwork of processes and regulations relating to diblings.
It is time for the states and territories to develop a uniform legal framework that enables donor-conceived people to connect with their genetic kin.
Your gadgets might slow down if they’re bloated with apps.
There are a few reasons why smartphones, tablets and PCs start to seem less snappy over time.
Victoria’s Sentencing Advisory Council has recommended increasing the judicial monitoring of family violence offenders.
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
In many cases there are better ways than debt agreements to wipe out your debt.
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Debt agreements have become the fastest form of personal insolvency in Australia. But in many cases, there are better options available to manage debt.
Bladder cancer has a lower profile compared to other types of cancer such as breast, lung and prostate.
Timely and appropriate investigation of suspicious symptoms, especially blood in the urine, is crucial for the accurate and early diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Finally, some policy certainty for the electricity sector?
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The federal government has announced a new National Energy Guarantee focused on electricity reliability, after deciding not to implement a clean energy target.
A supercell thunderstorm in the US state of Oklahoma.
The amount of atmospheric energy available to thunderstorms will increase in response to climate change, putting the tropics and subtropics at risk of being lashed with more intense storms.
Some of Victoria's wealthiest private schools have reported spikes in numbers of students with disability. We should only trust those numbers if they're moderated by qualified staff.
The pygmy right whale,
Caperea marginata, at sea.
Fossils of a whale thought to be found only in southern waters have been discovered at two sites in the northern hemisphere.
This time last year, Australia was getting over a media storm about renewables, energy policy and climate change. The media storm was caused by a physical storm: a mid-latitude cyclone that hit South Australia…
What will happen to gold mines if royalties are raised?
The Western Australian government is trying to improve its budget position but businesses claim increasing royalties will deter investment.
Tom Petty was said to have died from a heart attack, when it was actually a cardiac arrest.
People generally assume all heart-related death is due to heart attack. But there are differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure – and none are synonymous with death.
We already have a great deal of high-quality information about what works, and what doesn’t, in our family law system.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
The first autonomous vehicles are already upon us, but once their use becomes widespread they will change cities as surely as the original cars did.
It's clear autonomous vehicles will disrupt our cities, their land use and planning. Whether they make urban life better or worse depends on how well we anticipate and adapt to their impacts.
An illustration of the collision of two black holes, an event detected for the first time ever by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
The SXS (Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes) Project
The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to scientists who helped pioneer the discovery of gravitational waves. Australia is playing an important role in gravitational-wave astronomy.
It’s hard to test therapies for rare cancers because there are too few people to study.
Rare cancers are hard to research given the few patients that have each type of cancer, so how can we improve treatment for these patients?
Japanese vessel washed ashore on Long Beach, Washington being inspected by John Chapman.
As well as thousands of deaths and huge destruction, Japan's 2011 tsunami carried potentially invasive species _en masse_ across an entire ocean.