Facebook’s actions – or inactions – facilitated breaches of privacy and human rights associated with democratic governance.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
At least half of the donors who had donated anonymously were in favour of their offspring being able to know their identity.
The news that Victorian sperm donor records from the 1970s and 1980s were preserved and are now accessible creates both challenges and opportunities for both donors and their offspring.
Australia is within reach of achieving its pledge to end new HIV transmissions by 2020.
The HIV prevention drug Truvada (PrEP) will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from this Sunday, moving Australia closer to achieving its goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2020.
The Victorian report recommends the law be changed to allow peers to distribute needles and other clean injecting equipment.
Victoria should implement a new report's recommendation to allow peers to distribute clean injecting equipment, but it needs to go further to ensure safe drug use in prison.
Trinity’s students, parents and alumni are seething after the sacking of longstanding deputy headmaster.
The anger at the sacking of the deputy headmaster at Melbourne's Trinity Grammar is less about the haircut and more about what it represents.
Many hi-tech companies manufacture their products in China for its cheap labour.
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China established a system of approving foreign investments on condition the businesses involved agreed to partner with local firms and transfer knowledge and skills to the local Chinese market.
Recent violations of sexual harassment policies at universities have involved students as complainants.
Another case of alleged sexual harassment in academia highlights the slow progress being made to protect people from abuse.
The recent elections in Tasmania, South Australia and the byelection in Batman have left an impression that the advance of the minor parties has stalled. This is not necessarily the case.
The merged union will especially benefit members of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.
Super unions allow for more resources to be put into building union membership and other union activities.
Many lone-actor attacks, including the 2014 Sydney siege, are carried out by perpetrators with a history of violence against women.
The Victorian government's new centre to prevent terrorist and lone actor attacks needs to fully understand the links between these types of attacks and violence against women.
Therapy dogs can decrease anxiety and stress in students, while getting them more excited about classroom activities.
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Research shows therapy dogs can be beneficial for students in many ways including reducing stress and anxiety, and helping students feel more excited about participating in classroom activities.
Many men who have prostate cancer will die with it, rather than of it.
Since the 1980s, PSA tests have been used for the diagnosis and follow-up of prostate cancer. However, its use as a screening test for prostate cancer remains controversial.
The Warrnambool potato harvest of 1881.
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Irish influence on Australian English is much like the influence of the Irish on Australians themselves — less than you’d expect on the surface, but everywhere once you start looking.
Bob Carr has a decades-long record of opposition to a ‘big Australia’.
Most surveys are consistent in finding there is a substantial minority of the view that immigration is too high, but not a large majority.
Green screen technology has become a common feature of film and TV production.
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From Superman to Jurassic Park, green screen technology is what makes the jaw-dropping effects you see in blockbuster movies possible. But how does it work?
Jobs are in the city centre, but population growth is in the west, resulting in long, slow commutes.
The population growth is in the west, but most of the jobs are still in the city centre. Three major development proposals could help reshape Melbourne in ways that help overcome this costly mismatch.
We benefit most when we focus on exporting the goods and services we are the most efficient at producing.
Smaller businesses contribute a huge amount of Australia's national output but a tiny proportion of our exports.
Why did this woman, so devoted to her political cause and to her vision of a united France, chose to be burnt at the stake at the age of 19 instead of acquiescing to her judges’ directives?
Essays On Air: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero.
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Joan of Arc has been depicted as a national heroine, nationalist symbol, a rebellious heretic and a goodly saint. Forget Wonder Woman and Batman – Jeanne d’Arc may be our one and only true superhero.
Frances McDormand after winning the award for Best Actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
While the 2018 Oscars ceremony showed its support for women against sexual harassment, women remain underrepresented in some of the awards catagories.
Over half of nursing home residents suffer from depression.
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows.