With voters increasingly disillusioned with the two major parties, microparties such as those led by Jacqui Lambie and Nick Xenophon will play a bigger role.
Whatever the outcome of this election, hung parliaments and minority governments will increasingly be a feature of the Australian political landscape.
So coffee doesn’t stunt kids' growth, but does this mean caffeine is OK for kids?
Kids normally need a lot of extra nutrition during their adolescent growth spurt, and you might expect the appetite-suppressing effect of caffeine to result in poorer dietary intake and reduced growth.
The Five Star Movement’s new mayors.
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In the wake of the Brexit result, the Five Star Movement victory in Italy's local elections is not great news for the European Union.
Itchy inflamed mozzie bites help viruses to spread.
Mosquito bites may make you more than itchy. New research suggests the itchier the bite, the more likely a mosquito-borne virus may make you sick.
What’s behind the carefully curated, cartoonish personas played out in political media?
Voters judge political parties as best we can. But the way political narratives are presented – with their heroes and villains, twists and triumphs – rewards archetypes rather than nuanced reality.
The UK referendum: will Britannia again rule the waves, never again to be slaves?
Twenty years ago, Australian federal, state and territory governments united to reform our firearm laws which had allowed easy access in some states to the military-style weapons of the sort used by the gunman in Orlando, Florida.
Transit value capture is used in Hong Kong.
Value capture is touted as a way to fund infrastructure, but what actually is it?
Test en laboratoire.
Public et médias feraient bien de faire attention aux publications de résultats négatifs des études biomédicales. Ce sont eux – et non les communiqués triomphants – qui informent sur les médicaments.
Should the British decide to leave the EU, it is unlikely that David Cameron could, or would want to, remain prime minister.
Behind the parochial media focus on the political manoeuvring within a divided Conservative Party, national decisions don’t get much more important than the UK's referendum on its EU membership.
There needs to be a frank discussion about how the government spends its education dollars.
The huge growth in student numbers is restricting the government’s capacity to increase levels of public funding per student and for research.
You’ve probably seen ads and testimonials for this stuff … but what does the evidence say about its effectiveness?
Weight-loss supplement Garcinia Cambogia has had an exponential rise in sales since its marketing on the Doctor Oz show.
The Property Council has been lobbying hard to keep negative gearing.
The Property Council of Australia, a lobby group representing the biggest real estate developers, has shaped election debate about negative gearing and some taxes.
A core platform of the massive promotion of e-cigarettes has been the argument that because these products involve no combustion but only vapourisation, they must be substantially less dangerous than smoked…
GetUp! has claimed a win for its five year campaign to stop dredging and new coal mines near the Reef.
Political engagement in Australia has changed enormously over the past decade. New organisations such as GetUp! have taken the lead in channelling citizen voice into politics.
Stockbroker Oliver Curtis leaves at lunchtime with his wife Roxy Jacenko at the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney.
It doesn't matter how much Oliver Curtis and John Hartman stood to gain from insider trading, what matters is what we all lose from market tampering.
Depends on how you define ‘hate speech’.
Social media companies have agreed to a European plan to take down offensive material within 24 hours. Will it work and if so, can it be extended to other regions?
So a tested medical intervention was found not to work. This should be just as big news as if it was found to be a success.
Why didn’t you hear about a recent big study on a new heart medication? Because the drug didn’t work. But that doesn't mean the study wasn't a success – it was.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is responsible for the majority of deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases.
The lung is like an upside-down tree where the wind pipe is the trunk and the bronchi are the branches. Chronic lower respiratory diseases affect these branches.
Methotrexate is used for arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.
Methotrexate is a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. It is taken on just one day a week. Accidental daily dosing can cause life-threatening toxicity.