Attending an elite university appears to play a comparatively small role in determining a graduate’s starting salary.
Attending an elite university plays a small role in an undergraduate's starting salary compared to other factors, such as high ATAR, the field of study they chose and the region in which they work.
Afghan journalists light candles to remember the local reporters killed in last week’s Kabul bomb blast.
With few Western journalists remaining in Afghanistan, local reporters are shouldering the burden of covering the conflict - and are increasingly being targeted for it.
Other states and territories could follow suit and similarly reinvest in their TAFE systems through a comparable policy initiative.
30 skill priority areas will be free from the beginning of 2019 in Victoria. Students will feel the most benefit, while private providers say the policy is not equitable.
The benefits of mixed-ability classes are shared by all.
There is good evidence behind some of the recommendations from the Gonski review that will help all students, particularly those who get left behind.
Financial stresses and the mental wellbeing of students play leading roles in rates of attrition.
Much of the research on attrition focuses on the first year of university, but little is known about why people drop out later in their studies. A recent study looked at some factors.
Part of the Chevron Gorgon LNG project (under construction), Barrow Island, Western Australia.
A small change in the method for valuing gas would increase revenue from the petroleum resource rent tax by US$15.5 billion to 2030, compared to the current US$5 billion to 2030.
The Murrumbidgee River is one of several sites in the Murray-Darling Basin where improvements are being detected.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
It’s good for the workers, their employer and the economy to support them to stay in, or return to, paid work.
Australia's complex and awkward system of workplace income support is a barrier to working with an illness or injury.
The Real Bodies exhibition in Sydney has come under fire for uncertainty over the origins of its remains.
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Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney's current Real Bodies exhibition, over claims that it could display remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
Large companies control 88% of the agricultural export market.
Smaller Australian businesses are more productive than larger ones, but have disproportionately low levels of exports and wages.
Should trade in ivory be banned or not? There may be a solution.
There are now several new gate-keeping measures to test teacher quality introduced by universities in the last two to three years.
Australia's decline in PISA rankings and criticisms of NAPLAN tell us we should also be looking at how we assess teacher quality.
Wild grey seal eating a large Atlantic salmon after first peeling back the skin using its teeth and claws.
Northern seals use strong claws to tear apart large prey and this gives us clues about how the earliest seals likely behaved when they first began feeding in water.
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Sea otters can break the shell on a shellfish by hitting it against a stone resting on their belly. This can look like clapping. Some even have a favourite stone they carry around in their armpits.
Pauline Hanson addresses a Reclaim Australia rally in Brisbane in 2015.
The 'paranoid style' of the Australian far-right limits its possibilities for growth, but online organisation has allowed it to infiltrate mainstream politics.
Australian governments have too often succumbed to perceived community pressure to limit parole authorities’ independence and powers.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
Australian beef producers will be much more competitive in exporting to China as their American competitors have to grapple with the 25% tariff on their beef.
To be realistic, the US-China trade war gives Australia the unprecedented chance to expand its economic footprint.
DNA testing has its risks, including that you don’t know who will own your genetic data.
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Online genetic testing promises many things. Some are the stuff of fantasy, while others, even if scientifically feasible, still carry risks. Consider these five things before ordering a test.
Historic investments in green open space along the Yarra created a legacy of liveability in Melbourne.
Australian cities are experiencing the third big wave of growth in their history. The response in the past was planning and investment in green infrastructure, and it's time to do the same again.
Women are less active in managing their super when there are more men in the office.
If a superannuation fund member is at a workplace where a lot of colleagues make changes to their investment strategy, it becomes significantly more likely that they themselves will make a change.