The disastrous experience of vocational education and training in Australia holds many lessons about trying to fit education into a for-profit market model.
Market forces don't work well in education. For-profit businesses are more tempted to exploit loopholes than provide quality service.
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It's a surprisingly common question. Here's what you need to know.
SLS is a known irritant to human skin. But if it’s only in contact with your skin for a short time, it’s probably OK.
If you looked at the ingredient list on your body wash, shampoo, toothpaste and cleaning products, you'd probably find most contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It is a known irritant to human skin.
This T. rex is very big, but was it a grown-up?
Sometimes the only way to tell the difference between a baby dinosaur and a grown-up one is to find fossils of them both together.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital uses evidence-based design to provide outside spaces with views that Indigenous people tell us they value.
Many Indigenous people tell us they find hospitals stressful, uncomfortable and alienating. Here's how good design can help.
Doing away with the apostrophe is not just the beginning of the end … it’s the end.
The survival of the apostrophe is vital to the comprehensibility of our language. If those who have protected it are hanging up their red pens, it's time we all do our bit.
Berta Caceres, pembela lingkungan dan hak masyarakat adat dibunuh bulan Maret 2016.
Angka kematian orang yang berkampanye untuk melindungi lingkungan naik tiga kali lipat selama 15 tahun terakhir.
Swift Parrots are among the many threatened bird species facing decline.
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Australia’s threatened birds have declined by 59%, on average, between 1985 and 2016 based on 400,000 surveys at more than 17,000 locations according to Australia's world-first Threatened Bird Index.
‘Cancel culture’ has been nominated Word of the Year by The Macquarie Dictionary, for reflecting the zeitgeist.
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There is a negative feel to many of the shortlisted contenders for The Macquarie Dictionary's Word of the Year.
Working out where Aboriginal remains came from will in take researchers from several disciplines working together.
It's not always easy to work out where Aboriginal remains came from, but science can help.
Ils en ont besoin pour s'intégrer, mais les médias sociaux font peut-être plus de mal que de bien aux adolescents.
Nous avons demandé à cinq experts si les médias sociaux étaient dommageables pour les enfants et les adolescents. Quatre sur cinq ont répondu oui.
Not all blueberries are the same. A variety called Ridley 1111 is at the centre of an important lawsuit for intellectual property and plants.
Bigger penalties for pirating plants could help encourage growers to develop new varieties.
Rasa kesepian meningkat risiko kematian lebih besar dibanding pola makan buruk, obesitas, konsumsi alkokhol dan kurangnya olahraga, dan sama berbahayanya dengan merokok berat. Mari kita saling bicara.
If a child commits an offence while in the care of the state, questions should be asked about the quality of care and supervision being provided.
What's most concerning is children are being charged in out of home care for unnecessary and avoidable offences. We need to do a better job of placing children safe environments.
It can be more convenient getting a script from a pharmacist rather than visiting your GP.
Prominent GP and former MP Kerryn Phelps has weighed into the doctor-pharmacist turf war, saying pharmacists shouldn't prescribe because of their financial interests. But the evidence says otherwise.
Une image extraite du projet « The Scream », de Philippe Grandrieux.
La nouvelle œuvre de Philippe Grandrieux, installée à Hongkong, nous permet de saisir les événements qui s’y déroulent différemment et nous met en contact avec notre humanité universelle.
The identity of the joke-teller matters more than you might think.
A new study highlights the importance of the 'intergroup sensitivity effect' in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.
Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it's on a par with heavy smoking. So let's get talking about it.
Projections are often be repeatedly wrong. That’s because the models don’t learn from mistakes.
From wage growth to renewable energy to religion, projections are being treated as predictions. We'd be better off insisting on genuine forecasts.
They need to have it to fit in, but social media is probably doing teens more harm than good.
We asked five experts if social media was damaging to children and teens, and four out of five said yes.