The plan involves establishing two educational tracks for students to take.
England's apprenticeship levy will require employers with a payroll of over £3 million (A$5.2 million) to spend 0.5% of that on approved apprenticeships.
The death in Nice on Bastille Day was live streamed in sickening detail.
Tragic and violent events are increasingly being live streamed to the world. Are we learning something from these graphic visuals – or are we wallowing in voyeurism and confirming our prejudices?
Double time: Josh Frydenberg has added environment to his energy portfolio.
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Will merging the environment and energy portfolios result in joined-up thinking, or one set of ideas steamrollering the other?
Can overconfidence be avoided?
When making judgements it pays to be humble, seek out new perspectives, and expect to make mistakes.
Artists protest George Brandis' cuts to funding … after a tumultuous year, where to next for the arts sector?
The arts sector has mobilised to highlight the damage inflicted by Coalition funding cuts and the value of art to society. It's unclear how a narrowly elected Turnbull government will value culture but artists have found their voice.
Joint sittings of federal parliament are rare, usually only taking place for addresses by foreign leaders.
Now that we have had the double-dissolution election, the next step is for the government to attempt to pass the industrial relations bills through the House of Representatives and Senate again.
After the likes of Joan Jett, Janis Joplin and Debbie Harry, why are women in rock still marginalised?
Why are women still marginalised in the rock industry? There are many reasons - from a male dominated music canon to belittling attitudes - but women are speaking up and lobbying for change.
Three more years for Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box?
We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.
How effective are drug-detection dogs in minimising harm?
Drug-detection dogs don't stop most drug use. And they have been shown to encourage more dangerous practices, criminalise and traumatise marginalised groups, and render all as potential suspects.
Choice and control reflect the first principle of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability.
Society hasn't always seen people with disabilities as having the same rights at everyone else. So how did we get to the NDIS, which offers people with disabilities with choice and control?
The NDIS brings seismic changes to disability support in Australia.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme has been heralded as the most significant reform since Medicare. So what is it again, how will it work and how can you apply to get funding?
Young men with problem drug-use have high rates of mental health problems and backgrounds of contact with child protection.
Awareness of social factors, such as society's perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men.
The relationship between the art world and the market economy has long been one of Sturm und Drang. Deep down, a battle of weltanschauung plays out between light and dark, sky and earth, imagination and…
Boris Johnson led the Leave campaign. Now Brexit might have positive implications for UK trade.
Australia could stand to benefit from trade with a newly liberated UK.
Melbourne is powered by the coal-fired stations of Gippsland, which illustrates the problems with any urban strategy that neglects regional roles and interests.
City-centric thinking arguably obscures connections between 'humans' and 'nature', and 'urban' and 'rural' or 'wild'. Growing evidence of the depths of these links is testing the concept of 'urban'.
Labor’s costings have been unveiled.
Labor's policies, costed by the Parliamentary Budget office, pass scrutiny - but like the Coalition, fail the test of real budget repair.
Bailout proposals are a pale facsimile for proper industry policy.
The mantra of propping up manufacturing to save jobs is no substitute for a property industry policy focused on growth.
Meryl Streep as amateur soprano singer Florence Foster Jenkins…should we celebrate ambition over talent?
Films about incompetent, inspirational flops are popular at present. These strange heroes embody the mantra of our self-help culture: never give up and embrace willpower over talent.
A 17th-century folding screen depicting the early Edo period on the site of modern-day Tokyo.
Edo, which gave rise to Tokyo, was also the world's largest city three centuries ago. Facing ecological collapse, Edo developed a culture and practices that supported sustainable living.