In a public hospital, a team of doctors will be looking after you.
The person in charge of your surgery is a consultant surgeon. A consultant is the most qualified doctor in a hospital.
Victorian Liberal leadership hopeful John Pesutto has lost his blue-ribbon seat of Hawthorn.
Formerly blue-ribbon Liberal seats such as Hawthorn and Nepean have fallen to Labor in the wash-up of Labor's thumping state election win.
Northwest Australia has some of the world’s best conditions for solar and wind energy production.
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An energy transmission network between Australia and Indonesia could help both nations achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2050.
Maningrida, a community on Australia’s remote north-central coast, is a language hotspot.
At the Maningrida football Grand Final in 2015, commentary was recorded in nine languages. But elsewhere, the threat of language loss poses a serious risk to our nation’s cultural inheritance.
For many respondents, leaving a newsroom has allowed a re-evaluation of work-life balance.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.
A Indian man gets a free eye test on the anniversary of the death of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, revered for his efforts to end discrimination against the untouchables.
A poster proclaiming "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy" has landed Twitter's head Jack Dorsey in trouble in India. It shows just how invisible caste is to outsiders.
Modern slaves are not kept in literal chains, but this does not justify being oblivious to it. Consumers should care about how a product is made.
Hidden slavery is a growing global problem but we continue to turn a blind eye and embrace a seemingly insatiable demand for fast, cheap goods and services.
You know you’re not supposed to do this – but you do.
The science of sleep and the economics of sleeplessness.
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Only about one quarter Australians report getting eight or more hours of sleep. And in pre-industrial times, it was seen as normal to wake for a few hours in the middle of the night and chat or work.
Two in five Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Australians are more aware of domestic violence and sexual assault than before. But a worrying proportion blame victims for abuse, think women are lying, and don't believe consent is always necessary.
City fringe agriculture gives farmers unique access to direct markets and provides those living in cities the opportunity to connect with local growers.
To improve access to locally grown food and help prevent disruptions to supply chains caused by climate change, we need to support farming on the fringes of cities.
Market forces are unlikely to lift wage growth higher without help.
Wage growth has been at near depression levels for half a decade. It needs a push.
Healthy Tasmanian devil populations have cornered the market on carrion.
Menna Elizabeth Jones
A new study involving leaving animal carcasses strewn across Tasmania shows that in places where devils have dwindled, other scavengers are stepping up to fill the gap, with nasty knock-on effects.
Three recent faces of confirmed and alleged terror attacks each treated very differently: the two separate Bourke Street attackers – James Gargasoulas and Hassan Khalif Shire Ali – and Ertunc Eriklioglu, one of the three people arrested on November 20 for allegedly planning a terror attack.
As recent events show, we might get better media reporting if journalists questioned authorities more closely on the relevance of ethnicity and religion in crime reporting.
Success with conservation of Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-Cockatoos can now be compared with other bird conservation efforts around the country.
New research has shown how to measure conservation progress for Australia's 238 endangered bird species
Meanwhile, Labor's strong win means it will unlikely have an incentive for desperately-needed upper house reform.
ALP supporters celebrate as early counting shows the Andrews’ government being reelected with an increased majority.
With counting still underway, the projected primary votes are 44.1% Labor (up 6.0% since the 2014 election), 34.8% Coalition (down 7.2%) and 10.4% Greens (down 1.1%).
Malcolm Turnbull launching his 2015 Innovation Statement.
Innovation should mean solutions that work for everyone, not just economists.
Loneliness has become a global epidemic, and urban design can be either part of the problem or the solution.
Melbourne School of Design
The cities we build in turn shape our society. So when so many of us feel lonely, we should aim to apply what we know about the social impacts of design to help people connect with each other.
Generally, students who studied in Australia from overseas felt positive about their experience and enjoyed a good return on investment in their education.
Most international students who study overseas feel positive about their experiences. But universities could be actively working with businesses in home countries to help secure jobs for graduates.
Australia hasn’t had a time use survey since 2006. Budget cuts got in the way.
We've been in the dark about how we use our time for more than a decade. It's the decade that saw the rise of the smartphone, streaming and social media.