The average festival goer is young, white, well educated and employed.
Most drug use among Australian festival goers appears to be occasional and isn't problematic. But a small group experience higher rates of drug-related harms.
Researcher Taimur Ahmed holds the newly designed chip.
Our brains create new memories, and forget old ones, by forging and breaking connections between nerve cells. Now researchers can do something similar using a light-sensitive electronic chip.
Power failure. It’s gas, not wind, that’s pushing up electricity prices.
An eight year study of half hourly prices finds that wind and solar generation have been pushing wholesale electricity prices down.
Many commuters already travel from regional cities to work in capital cities like Melbourne so what impacts will fast rail have?
While governments focus on how to ease congestion and make affordable housing more accessible for workers in our biggest cities, fast rail could be a mixed blessing for regional cities.
Australia’s super rich are richer than ever, but not like they used to be.
Inherited wealth matters less among Australia's super rich, fresh ideas matter more.
Building construction and demolition create enormous amounts of waste and much of it goes into landfill.
China has put the onus back on Australia to take responsibility for our waste, and Germany has shown us the way with extended producer responsibility for construction and demolition waste.
Susie Porter as Marie and Kate Jenkinson as Allie in Wentworth. The show’s drama revolves around a women’s prison.
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In the popular Australian TV series Wentworth, the setting of a women's prison is a pressure-cooker for drama. The setting also allows for greater representation of diverse female characters.
Many people exit the mental healthcare system into homelessness, only to return repeatedly to hospital-based care, and sometimes the prison system.
Without a place to live it is nearly impossible to take care of your mental health needs.The upcoming Royal Commission should recognise the connection between stable housing and mental health.
Electricity happens when electrons move from one atom to another.
Melbourne has a rich legacy of urban parks thanks to planning decisions made when the city was first established.
Expanding green cities needs a holistic approach, and learning from Melbourne and Canberra is a good place to start.
Festival goers bring their phones. So why not use them to receive tweets about high-dose drugs in circulation, as the UK is doing?
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There are many ways to reduce harm from drugs at music festivals beyond the much publicised pill testing. Here's what else we can do.
The stress of commuting by car can affect workers’ well-being and productivity.
Workers with long commutes are more likely to become sick. They also receive less net income (after deducting travel costs) and less leisure time.
Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun plans to use cash bonuses to incentivise its journalists to lure more readers and hook more subscribers.
A newspaper paying its journalists bonuses to chase page views has big implications for its role in a democracy.
Social workers recommend Pokémon Go in Spain to enhance exercise and social inclusion.
The digital overlays of Pokémon Go reinvented Sofia’s everyday experiences of mundane spaces. And she became an outstandingly super-cool grandmother in the eyes of her grandson, Diego.
Experiments performed in microgravity – like this one in the International Space Station by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti – can give us data not able to be gathered on Earth.
On Earth the flame from a struck match looks like an inverted teardrop shape and is orange. In microgravity, that same flame is spherical and blue. Heat transfer is different with minimal gravity.
Energy efficient social housing in Tasmania.
Australia needs to build 730,000 more social housing units in 20 years.
People gather to look at the debris from a building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya in June 2017.
The more people come to a city, the more demand for buildings is amplified.This demand creates pressure from which a range of agencies, motivations and causes arise.
A still from Gough’s video Hunting Ground (pastoral).
This major exhibition examines Tasmania’s overlooked history of dispossession and frontier war.
Most new houses being built in Australia do no better than comply with the minimum energy performance required by regulations.
Australia requires a minimum six-star energy rating for new housing. New homes average just 6.2 stars, so builders are doing the bare minimum to comply, even as the costs of this approach are rising.
Charlotte Best in the Australian Netflix original drama Tidelands (2018). Research last year found that only around 1% of the Netflix Australia catalogue was Australian content.
Netflix may be inching closer to becoming a “local” media company, with an increased presence in our small but profitable national market. Will this lead to more locally-made content?