Malcolm Turnbull gave several justifications for his ban on ministers having sexual relationships with their staff.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
The Closing the Gap targets miss out on other aspects of economic well-being.
Australia is on track to meet its 'Closing the Gap' employment target, but more than a decade late.
King tides now regularly breach seawalls meant to protect Torres Strait Island communities, and it happened again last week.
King tides and rising seas are an increasing and predictable threat, but adaptation plans to limit the damage to coastal property are still not managing the political obstacles.
In a new study, various creators described the process of obtaining copyright permission as ‘incredibly stressful’, ‘terrifying’ and ‘a total legal nightmare’.
A new study has found copyright law can act as a deterrent to creation, rather than an incentive for it.
Australia could benefit from driverless car development and technology.
Traditional car manufacturing may have gone from Australia with a loss of jobs, but one senior figure in the motor industry sees a potential for new jobs thanks to driverless cars.
In Chinese, the phrase “rice bunny” is pronounced as “mi tu” and has become a nickname for the #MeToo campaign.
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After the hashtag #MeTooInChina was blocked by Chinese authorities in mid-January, social media users made creative use of nicknames and emojis to evade censorship and highlight harassment.
Banning certain pesticides in Australia isn’t a panacea for bees.
Australian bees have so far avoided the 'colony collapse' devastating hives around the world, but there's growing pressure for a ban on certain insecticides blamed for bee deaths.
In Australia, wage growth is lagging productivity growth across most sectors of the economy.
The productivity gains businesses get some automating some jobs, aren't being passed on to workers in higher wages, evidence shows.
We need to redesign our records so that they are more accessible.
Storing sensitive papers in a filing cabinet makes no sense when we could digitise them and control access.
China has introduced the Social Credit System in 12 demonstration cities.
Millions of Chinese citizens have been blacklisted by Chinese authorities from booking flights or high speed train tickets due to low social credit scores.
Shareholders might be less likely to expect tax avoidance and may be pushing companies to pay their fair share.
Shareholders appear to achieve greater returns from corporations which are less aggressive tax planners and pay a greater percentage of tax, according to a new pilot study.
Parents can effectively manage their children’s relationships with schools in many positive ways.
Encouraging positive associations with school, good temperament and keeping communication open between parents, children and teachers can help your child (and you) be more ready for this transition.
It’s ok to let a little anger show in the workplace but you shouldn’t let it all out, research says.
Anger can help you in negotiations but it might get you fired if you don't learn your triggers and how to control it.
At present, 15% of Australians experience food insecurity while 40% of food is discarded before it reaches the market.
Despite Australia being considered the 'lucky country', 15% of us still experience food insecurity. Meanwhile, 40% of edible food is thrown away before it even reaches the market.
The most common reason for intimate partner homicide was jealousy, followed by gain, and then love.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Australian captain Steve Smith batting in the fifth test match between Australia and England, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australian cricket captain Steve Smith's play during the recent Ashes saw him hailed as one of the greatest Australian players. So what do the numbers say?
Money-saving screen time?
Trying to keep cool this summer while not blowing the power bill? A new mobile game aims to encourage energy efficiency - and research shows it can be more effective than simple advertising campaigns.
The author on a VR waterslide in Germany. Because why not?
Rollercoasters have grown higher, faster, loopier and they've even entered the virtual world. Soon you might not even need to visit a theme park to enjoy the ride.
While it’s important to recognise the gains we have made, there is also more that needs to be done to have an effective ECEC system.
Overall, we've seen huge improvements, particularly for children aged three to five years, but now we need a universal approach to quality education and care for our youngest children.
If you’re taking a walk, go to the park instead of walking near cars.
The beneficial effects of walking are reduced by the detrimental effects of inhaling polluted air.