Sport for Jove’s production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is now onstage in Sydney.
Sport for Jove
Sport for Jove's The Merchant of Venice is a production of ourstanding clarity, making it ideal for students or perhaps even those who simply don’t often see Shakespeare in the theatre.
Two women walk in front of a billboard, which says “Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody’s Business” in Monrovia, Liberia, January 15 2015.
Along with better strategies to respond to outbreaks in human populations, we need a stronger focus on surveillance in animals to identify infectious diseases before they pose a risk to human health.
Author Melina Marchetta is a guest at this year’s Sydney Writers' Festival.
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"Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the English syllabus was made up of books that students love?" Australian author Melina Marchetta's novels have won her many devoted fans and she's passionate about engaging young people with literature.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shows little sign of listening to growing public opposition to his military junta’s authoritarian rule.
A year ago, a military coup toppled Thailand's elected government. The junta promised elections once a new constitution is adopted, but its authoritarian rule betrays a hostility to real democracy.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s ‘state of exception’.
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore not as a place where the law doesn’t work but, more radically, as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception".
Treasurer Joe Hockey has promised an effective tool to combat complex tax avoidance.
A close look at Hockey's tax avoidance laws aimed at multinationals like Apple and Google, shows they can avoid them.
You need to take a wider view to work out the true greenhouse emissions from nuclear power.
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Nuclear power isn't 'zero-emission', as many proponents claim. Factor in uranium mining, power plant construction, and other factors and it has similar emissions to wind power. But that's still lower than fossil fuels.
If you need doctors to work in the country, you need a selection system that picks people with those values and commitments.
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Three features of a medical school help predict where medical students will eventually work as doctors: selection, the curriculum, and the professionalism of the newly-qualified doctors.
Much to talk about: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang chat during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
India wants closer engagement with its neighbours as it aspires to become a global manufacturing hub. Narendra Modi's visits to China, Mongolia and South Korea are all about promoting this agenda.
Giving constitutional status to an Indigenous advisory body would give Indigenous Australians a say about laws that directly affect them.
Proposals for constitutional recognition of Indigenous people are gaining momentum but also raising legal concerns. Here is a form of words to create an advisory council that overcomes those concerns.
As technology improves our lives, we seem destined to witness a parallel rise in fear-mongering.
Tomorrow at TedX Sydney’s Opera House event, high-profile neurosurgeon Charlie Teo will talk about brain cancer. Last Saturday Teo was on Channel 9’s Sunrise program talking about the often malignant cancer…
The following notes on the future of democratic representation were inspired by Simon Tormey’s The end of representative politics (2015), launched at a Gleebooks event organised by the Sydney Democracy…
Reporter Scott McIntyre lost his job with SBS following several controversial tweets on Anzac Day – but does the Fair Work Act protect the right to political expression?
Scott McIntyre's legal challenge against being sacked by SBS will be an interesting test of whether the Fair Work Act offers any safe haven for employees to maintain a personal and political identity.
Who’ll use the equipment if funding for researchers is cut back?
The federal government's 2015 budget has done little to restore confidence in the government's support for science in Australia.
Despite its purported dullness, this year’s budget still has bite.
After the controversy surrounding the GP co-payment last year, delivering a boring or "small-target" budget this time around was clearly deliberate. But we shouldn't gloss over it too quickly.
Actor Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson says she’s been “blown away” by her husband’s support throughout her current battle with breast cancer.
A growing body of research evidence shows being married greatly increases patients' chances of being cured of cancer.
The rest of the world is powering away with growing wind energy.
On April 30, 2015, South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day published an opinion piece on his website titled Wind turbines’ inconvenient truth. In gotcha-style exuberation, Senator Day noted that…
Billions were expected to be saved from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – but surprisingly the budget only outlines $252 million in savings.
The big surprise about this year’s health budget was what wasn’t there – billions of dollars in expected savings from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
This Conservative Party leaflet kills three birds with one stone and is a classic example of Lynton Crosby’s campaign strategy.
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The British Conservative government’s re-election is the latest and perhaps most startling electoral triumph for Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby. So how did he do it?
In the hospitality sector, employers are 13 times more likely to prefer 457 visa workers than similar Australian workers, data shows.
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New analysis shows that some employers readily admit they use 457 visa workers even when there is no skills shortage in their sector, suggesting that tougher regulation is needed.