Writing for pleasure improves long-term learning outcomes in a range of areas, including maths and science.
There needs to be more opportunity in school and at home for students to learn to write for enjoyment.
Scandals, and a progressive Labor government, may hinder the Greens’ progress in both houses at the Victorian election.
The Victorian state election presents opportunities and risks for the Greens – including whether they can transition from being a protest party to a major party.
Up to 80% of women experience PMS.
Studies show oestrogen protects against depression and psychotic symptoms. So falls in the hormone, as happens before menstruation, can lead to depressive and other symptoms of mental illness.
Images like this one aired by the ABC’s Four Corners programme helped trigger a Royal Commission - but its recommendations have still not been acted on.
ABC Four Corners
One year after the Royal Commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
Scandals have dominated the recent headlines, but healthcare, education and public transport have been at the core of the policy debates.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation
With just days to go before the election, Labor is making a last-minute appeal to voters to stay in power, while the Liberals are pressing for change.
The crisis enveloping the British government started when Britons voted “yes” to leaving the European Union in 2016.
As England agonises over Brexit, divisions have emerged in other parts of the UK, especially in Northern Ireland and independent-minded Scotland.
Who wouldn’t want a quick fix?
Unfortunately, the only reliable way to avoid a hangover is not to drink excessively in the first place.
Leaked WhatsApp messages showed why Julie Bishop performed so poorly in the first round of voting to replace Malcolm Turnbull as leader of the Liberal party.
There is a strong case to be made that WhatsApp messages are subject to the Freedom of Information Act in the same way as email and others forms of text messages.
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.
Columbia Pictures Corporation,DiNovi Pictures
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.