Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
AAP Image/Jane Dempster
When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.
Comparatively little is known about the crime of filicide.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
One of the new Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft arrives on its first flight into Sydney.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Airlines want to stretch their routes even longer with non-stop flights to almost anywhere in the world.
Without medium-density housing being built in the established suburbs – the ‘missing middle’ – the goals of more compact, sustainable and equitable cities won’t be achieved.
Residents of established middle suburbs are slowly coming round to the idea, but governments and the property sector lack the capacity to deliver compact cities that are acceptable to the community.
Play activates cities and engages people, and by appropriating urban spaces it changes what these mean to people.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
APRA chair Wayne Byres says the regulator is unlikely to use its new enforcement powers.
While the government hopes its new regulation will rein in the banks, it's unlikely to do so.
Vital Signs takes stock of all the key elements of a city’s successes and challenges, and the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation uses this data to guide its grant-making.
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
A decade after Toronto produced the first Vitals Signs report, community foundations in Melbourne and other cities are using these reports' up-to-date data to inform their decisions.
Marketers are using your data to make predictions about what you’ll want, when.
This is how marketers are taking advantage of customer data to build predictive algorithms, and even tailor their products and offerings.
Tilman Ruff (back centre) and a group of ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia’s permanent mission to the UN at Geneva.
Tim Wright, ICAN
A grassroots movement with its genesis in Melbourne has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Electric cars will shake up everything from jobs to tax.
Governments racing to grab a lead in the global quest to position their countries for the car industry of the future.
A 3-kilometre-long arm of the Virgo detector at the European Gravitational Observatory.
Source: EGO-Virgo - CC-BY-SA
The 2015 discovery by the US gravitational wave observatory LIGO of a distant chirp from the death-spiral of two black holes was a tremendous intellectual, engineering and scientific achievement. Since…
Detail from a statue of the Virgin Mary cradling the body of Jesus (15th-century Slovenia). For many centuries, the pain that could accompany dying was seen as punishment for sin and ultimately redemptive.
For centuries, in Western societies, 'euthanasia' referred to a pious death, blessed by God. The pain that could accompany dying was seen as ultimately redemptive.
The popularity of the corporate campus over the past fifty years suggests the form is here to stay.
The SAGE Symposium in Brisbane this year brought together hundreds of interested parties across STEM to share and learn best practice in gender and diversity equity.
Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)
To be a champion of science you must also be a champion of diversity in science.
The new A$10 banknote, part of a series. The next new banknote to be released will be the A$50, planned for 2018.
Reserve Bank of Australia
The new series of Australian banknotes are not a designer's dream but they are the strongest yet in terms of preventing counterfeiting.
A safe injecting facility is a priority for Melbourne, but more can be done Australia wide.
The parliamentary inquiry into establishing an injecting room in Victoria has failed to make any recommendations. This is despite finding drug use is at crisis levels in the area.
Embedded medical devices will continue to be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. The pacemaker depicted is not made by Abbott’s.
Pacemakers are Internet of Things devices for the human body, but they're still not particularly secure.
Shopping centre and retailers need to give shoppers a reason to go to physical stores.
Retailers and shopping centre operators need to entice customers to stores, leading to some interesting experiments.
Navin75/Flickr, Australian Marine Conservation Society, ANU
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Darren Kindleysides and Don Rothwell on how Australia won a case against Japan's whaling activities at the International Court of Justice.
Phone manufacturers, like the Dutch company Fairphone, require suppliers of raw materials used in their phones to improve employment conditions for their workers.
Businesses can use their purchasing power to change the actions of their suppliers and help to eradicate slavery - both in Australia and across the world.