Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Arthur Sinodinos at the National Press Club yesterday.
R&D support is not the only way public policy can help create new industries.
Benzodiazepines are prescribed for anxiety, but can cause more problems than they solve.
Benzodiazepines are used by many people despite their associated risks and harms.
Interculturalism emphasises interaction between members of diverse communities, rather than ‘groupism’.
A relatively new approach to diversity prioritises active and equitable interaction between various groups within local communities.
Charities that fundraise across Australia – even if just through a website – are burdened with complying with red tape.
Australians' confidence in charities would be strengthened if any compliance action taken against them was made public.
Roughly 60% of donors to Australian charities give on the spur of the moment.
Giving is changing, moving more into the online realm and taking on different forms – and some charities are struggling to keep up.
Participants at the 2015 Sydney Mardi Gras.
AAP Image/Nikki Short
From "gay" to "poofter" to "fairy" - the words used by others to define gay people can say a great deal more about them than us.
Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez.
Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez
Venezuela’s major crises will continue in 2017. These include ongoing economic instability, over-reliance on the price of oil, shortages of food and electricity and increasing inequality. At the core is…
Many Brazilian politicians were involved in corruption scandals, leading to mass protests.
Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world, yet its real potential has never been realised. Having had a strong period of economic growth from 2003 to shortly after the global financial crisis, the…
Each of PewDiePie’s videos attracts as many viewers as an edition of The Wall Street Journal.
YouTube star PewDiePie has recently lashed out at 'the media', but he's as much as part of the media today as any newspaper or website.
Do we really need one each?
Think you couldn't possibly do without your car? There are more options than you might think.
Galaxy cluster MACS 0416 bends light around it due to huge amounts of dark matter, indicated in cyan, acting as a magnifying lens for any background objects in the magenta regions.
STScI/NASA/CATS Team/R. Livermore (UT Austin)
Ingenious use of a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying glass suggests baby galaxies are a leading culprit for bringing light to our Universe's darkest moment.
On a hot day, does taking a cold shower make you cooler?
Some people swear by cold showers to cope with a long, hot summer. Here's why they'd be better off taking a warm one.
An artist’s impression of a Sun-like star close to a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole, with a mass of about 100 million times the mass of our Sun.
ESA/Hubble, ESO, M. Kornmesser
The discovery of a new black hole adds to our understanding of these celestial objects that fascinate in both fact and fiction.
The women’s Australian Open final had fewer viewers than the year before.
AAP/Lynn Bo Bo
Ratings across a number of sports are in decline. But this doesn't spell the end of live sport, rather it shows why we should strive to keep it on free TV.
Executive orders have the power to be socially transformative in US politics.
Although congressional Democrats have been vocal in opposing most of Donald Trump’s executive orders, they appear to have little support from Republicans to enact the legislation needed change them.
Opinions differ on the precise moment at which the human embryo attains moral status.
Stem-cell scientists have to work within many limitations placed on their research. One of these is the 14-day rule that outlaws research on pure human embryos over two weeks old.
Cafes might have hosted work for centuries but are they the best place for gig workers to do their thing?
When it comes to gig workers, research says it's better to work with others and in the same place everytime.
Danny Nalliah leads both the Rise Up Australia political party and the Catch the Fire Ministries church.
Charities in Australia can be political. They can advocate and lobby to further their charitable purposes. But they can't be party-political.
Not all the data captured by Telstra on how you use its technology is considered ‘personal information’.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed "personal information" in any data stored about you.
After Christmas, and the Boxing Day sales, it seems like a good time to ask: what is the purpose of all this consumption?