US President Donald Trump is trying to head off Xi Jinping’s trade deals in East Asia.
Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
Money gambled on pokies is frequently diverted from other, often more productive purposes, such as mortgage repayments, rent or other entertainment.
Disadvantage predicts the extent of poker machine losses far more in Tasmania than in other Australian states and territories.
Residents and councils object to share bikes littering their city.
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If we're going to intervene to stop the dumping of share bikes, we need to understand the bad behaviour in the first place, then design effective measures to change how bike users behave.
Milky Way star map by Bill Yidumduma Harney, Senior Wardaman Edler.
Bill Yidumduma Harney
Four star names from Aboriginal Australia have been recognised by the International Astronomical Union. So what are they and where to find them?
This year the Chinese Communist Party will tackle some of it’s biggest economic hurdles.
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to reign in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
Of the many food fads, “gluten free” is one that can be unhealthy.
Avoiding gluten may actually be doing more harm than good.
Look up … some things to do with your new telescope.
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So you got a new telescope for Christmas. While it's fun for some sightseeing in the night sky you can also use your telescope to learn about the physics universe.
Lalin in Western Australia is ‘married turtle season’.
On Wangkumarra land, in the corner-country near the borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, stands an ancient stone arrangement. It has been placed to the side of a huge complex, rivalling…
The famous ‘kiss’ scene from Sleeping Beauty.
Fairytales are increasingly being targeted for giving girls inappropriate messages. But these stories have always evolved with the times, and talk of banning them is misguided.
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We need to enter 2018 with a fresh set of expressions for the workplace.
A new Victoria Police strategy represents a major milestone in the evolving police approach to family violence.
Under recently announced Victoria Police changes, family violence will be investigated as major crime by specialised units.
We know babies should always be put to sleep on their backs, but if they roll onto their tummy it depends on their age and capabilities as to whether you should roll them back over.
If your baby can roll from her back to her stomach and back again then you needn't turn her over if she rolls onto her stomach during sleep.
French postcard of Lili (before 1904), ‘playing around’.
Eroticised postcards featuring young girls in playful poses were collectables at the turn of the 20th century. These images challenge the notion that childhood was once more innocent than it is today.
As young Australians approach voting age they need simple, clear and practical instructions about the mechanics of how government works and how to vote.
Results from the latest report into civics and citizenship education show by the time students hit year ten, the majority of them have little knowledge about Australian civics and democracy.
Engaging with your teen’s online world will make it easier to have difficult conversations about some of the risks and ways to manage them.
Parents should ask their teens to show them how they use social media and how it works so they can have conversations about what the risks are and how to reduce them.
The fight for LGBTI people to live lives free from discrimination will continue.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
The first piece of the International Space Station was launched in 1998.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
Sam Dastyari was forced to resign as Labor’s deputy Senate whip last week.
The public release of secret intelligence can have a powerful impact on the political environment, as the revelations regarding Sam Dastyari demonstrate.
Colin Barnett has rejected calls for him to step down as an MP.
Should defeated party leaders stay in parliament? Former Western Australian premier Colin Barnett is an interesting case in point.
The controversial offence of defensive homicide was introduced in Victoria in 2005, and abolished in 2014.
Abolishing defensive homicide in Victoria was a mistake has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.