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?
Little does this woman know what happens to her brain when she licks the ice cream.
It's a long, hot summer's day and you're looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What's going on?
The discovery of the year was the first detection of gravitational waves.
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
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A handful of our business economics writers share the favourite books they read this year.
The annular solar eclipse of 4th January 2011 as seen by the Hinode satellite. The Moon is slightly more distant from Earth than in a total eclipse allowing a ring of sunlight to appear around the dark shadow of the Moon.
Meteor showers, eclipses, epic space missions and more, 2017 will be worth looking up for.
The increasing proportion of children living in housing-related poverty confronts us with the question: what will we do about it?
Many children are living in low-income families that struggle to pay the rent to keep a roof over their heads. Unaffordable housing is fuelling childhood poverty, so where is the policy response?
Politicians talking budget deficits have a difficult message to sell.
National governments do not, and should not, behave like a private household.
Lucy Haslam and Alex Wodak helped convince the public and politicians that the time for legalised medicinal cannabis had come.
In 2016 three Australian states and the Commonwealth passed laws to legalise the growing of medicinal cannabis. It was an extraordinary result for a campaign that struggled for decades to gain traction.
Blockchain looms as the second generation of the internet by transforming it from an internet of information to an internet of value.
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If you think the internet has changed your life, brace yourself for the next digital innovation that's set to transform our world.
Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in a scene from Last Tango in Paris.
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Revelations of sexual abuse in the making of Last Tango in Paris give the film 'the air of a snuff piece'. Film scholars must reassess the work – there is no place for revering artistic achievement over human suffering.
New government procurement rules negotiated into the ABCC bill by Nick Xenophon are set to favour local Australian steel producers over their Chinese rivals.
Changes to construction material requirements from negotiations on the ABCC will give Australian steelmakers a chance to step-up.
Superheroes – and villains – are more popular than they’ve ever been.
From Wonder Woman to Doctor Strange, superheroes are at peak popularity. As political orthodoxies across the world fall away, these flawed, but good-hearted characters speak to modern anxieties.
The ACCC has blocked the big four banks from bargaining with Apple for more control over Apple Pay.
The banks could have used their collective bargaining power not only against Apple for Apple Pay but also stall the adoption of mobile payments in Australia.
Smartphones and other devices are popular in indigenous communities throughout Australia.
Cyber safety can mean a different thing for those living in remote Indigenous communities, and it needs to be managed carefully.
The gas giant Saturn revealed in all its splendour by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. This vantage point revealed the hexagonal storm raging on the pole as well as the innermost rings surrounding the planet.
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Fuel-less rockets, Thanksgiving space-treats and threading an interplanetary needle, space never gets dull.
Social anxiety is considered a disorder when people have an excessive fear of negative evaluation or judgement triggered by social or performance situations.
Exposure therapy, where people face their feared social situations, is one treatment that can be used to treat social anxiety. So how does it work?
Unequal access to housing has considerable long-term effects far beyond just property ownership.
New research finds higher property prices are associated with higher household income and spending inequality.
Denying prisoners internet access seriously damages their prospects of rehabilitation.
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If we are serious about rehabilitating prisoners and reducing reoffending, then education and integration back into the community are vital. Today, internet access is essential to achieve that.