Was Peter Dutton right about literacy and numeracy among refugees?
Was Immigration Minister Peter Dutton right about refugees' literacy and numeracy?
Having a bad posture is believed to be one of the contributing factors of postural hunchback.
If you don't alternate your posture at work, the stiffness can build, making it harder to straighten your spine. This can contribute to developing a hunched back.
The past century hasn’t seen the worst drought that Australia’s climate can throw at us.
A new millennium-long record reveals that Australia has suffered longer droughts and wet periods than those recorded in the past century's weather observations.
Starting an exercise regime from scratch can be daunting.
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Current guidelines suggest Aussie adults should accrue at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. However, 60% of us fail to meet this recommendation.
Salt seems common enough, but it has some astounding properties.
That salt on your table can do amazing things chemically, and to the flavour of your favourite food. But don't eat too much!
Boost your intake of foods containing vitamin A and E.
You can't change your genes but there are some food and lifestyle factors you can target to lower your risk.
Detainees on Manus Island are seeking an injunction to prevent their removal to Nauru or elsewhere until Australia’s High Court hears their case.
If a new High Court claim against Australia's offshore detention regime succeeds, it will entirely undermine Australia’s inhumane practices in relation to “those who come across the seas”.
Exposure on social media can often lead to shaming.
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Public shaming is not new. It’s been used as a punishment in all societies – often embraced by the formal law and always available for day-to-day policing of moral norms. However, over the past couple…
The Coalition want to standardised literacy and numeracy testing for students in years 1 and 12.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.
Most people think only women get postnatal depression.
It will come as no surprise that some new fathers will be anxious or highly stressed. However, most people believe only new mums suffer postnatal depression. This is not the case.
Achieving genuine co-operation in Australian workplaces is difficult.
The Fair Work Act delivers a much more peculiar system of collective bargaining than many realise. It has outcomes that contradict the hopes and fears of both sides of the IR debate.
Education and training alone are enough to tackle youth unemployment.
The government assumes that with the right education and training, a young person will be able to get work. But this is not the case, especially for young people who live in rural and regional areas.
Offshore detention centres cannot provide quality health care.
Health professionals have long warned that conditions in offshore detention centres are inhumane, degrading and pose life-threatening risks to asylum seekers and refugees.
Black lung used to be commonplace among coal miners, and is now on the rise again.
A review into black lung has found proper preventive measures haven't taken place where confirmed cases have been found.
Acute disseminated encephalomylitis can lead to coma.
Recent reports propose a connection between Zika infection and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).
The town of Armidale in New South Wales under floodwater in 1928.
University of New England Heritage Centre
Old climate records can help us understand what has happened in the past, and what will happen in the future.
Fans are not happy with the end of the Walking Dead season finale.
Spoiler warning for the season six finale of The Walking Dead. We talk point-of-view shots and the visual language of empathy.
‘For too long schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.’
We need a major revamp of teacher education from the inside out that changes the model to provide all children with the education that is right for them.
Rome’s Trevi fountain lit up with the Belgian flag. Why do some violent acts prompt global artistic memorial, but not others?
From Tintin weeping to spotlit buildings, images are rapidly circulating on social media as a way of comprehending the Brussels bombings. But where was the cartoon for those who died in Ankara? Are some tragedies "ungrievable"?
The health sector can learn from other industries that turn to operations research to fix everyday challenges.
Fixing the hospital system is not just a matter of more funding. Hospitals need to work smarter, not harder.