Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much.
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Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much. It's much more effective if we don't have schools with high concentrations of poverty and disadvantage.
Electric cars are taking over – but they really as green as they look?
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Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.
Almost a quarter of Cameroon’s Commonwealth Games team has gone missing.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
Superstition holds that Friday 13th is the day to stay in bed and avoid taking risks. But it's all in our heads.
Anggota Punk Muslim dari Surabaya dan Jakarta berkumpul di acara ‘Ngobrol Bareng Punk Muslim’ di Jakarta pada Januari 15, 2017.
Kemunculan paham Islam di gerakan musik bawah tanah, termasuk, mengundang perhatian banyak orang. Apa kira-kira penyebabnya?
Punk Muslim members from Surabaya and Jakarta gather together for their event ‘Ngobrol Bareng Punk Muslim’ in Jakarta on January 15 2017.
The emergence of the Islamic movement in the Indonesian underground music scene has drawn a lot of people’s attention. What factors are driving the underground youths, especially punks, to religion?
A boobook enjoys its vantage point, courtesy of humans.
From falcons that hunt by the light of skyscrapers, to bears that sit in wait at weirs, animals are using human structures to help them catch a meal.
Large-scale adoption of a plant-based diet could have a great impact on climate change mitigation and anti-microbial efficacy.
Individually rational actions can lead to collectively undesirable outcomes. Rethinking our individual moral obligations as forming part of a collective pattern of action can lead to positive change.
Australia’s rigorous health requirements exclude anyone who might be a threat to public health, or with a condition which could place excessive financial demands on public health or community services.
Overseas students with a disability shouldn't be denied visas on the basis of potential cost to Australia’s community or health services. They are required to pay for these services themselves anyway.
The winner! Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance WA.
Lucky Bay on WA's south coast has been scientifically declared to have the whitest sand in Australia. But if you think your local beach can take the title, we want to hear from you.
Labor senator Katy Gallagher has been referred to the High Court over her possible dual citizenship status.
That it has taken more than five months and a compulsory declaration procedure for some MPs' dual citizenship issues to come to light reflects extremely badly on them.
There are few options left for the asylum seekers remaining on Manus Island.
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There are about 400-600 people in the now-defunct regional processing centre refusing to move to recently built transit centres in Lorengau – but these numbers shift daily.
Leaping bottlenose dolphins.
The dolphin population in parts of Western Australia more than halved one year, just as an El Niño event hit over in the Pacific. So what's the connection?
Beautiful Cottesloe beach in Perth – could Western Australians soon file for divorce from the rest of us?
To secede or not to secede, that is the question for WA, as it considers going it alone (though not everyone is taking it seriously).
Research has typically found that shared reading experiences are highly beneficial for young people.
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?
The ability to write quickly and effortlessly allows children to focus on translating ideas into writing.
Writing is a fundamental outcome indicator of learning across subjects and grades. The latest NAPLAN results tell us we need to do more to empower children with these skills.
A beached hoodwinker sunfish, the new species described by researchers from Murdoch University.
A four-year puzzle has ended with the discovery of a new species of sunfish. These famously strange-looking animals are the largest bony fish in the oceans.
The Greens have lost their two co-deputy leaders, Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, in a matter of days.
Given the events of the past week, now is an opportune time to discuss reform of a section of the Constitution that makes dual nationals ineligible to sit in parliament.
Labor will argue David Gillespie ineligible to be an MP based on Section 44(v) of the Constitution.
Given the Turnbull government only has a one-seat majority in the lower house, the immediate stakes of the challenge to David Gillespie's eligibility are as high as they could possibly be.
Greg Hunt is one of three Turnbull government ministers ordered to appear before Victoria’s Supreme Court on Friday.
It is obviously important to protect the institutional integrity and independence of the judiciary – but the judiciary and judicial decisions should not be immune from criticism.