Peter Coleman-Wright and Merlyn Quaife during a dress rehearsal of Bliss in 2010: it is one of few important local operas over the past three decades to have been staged a second time.
Australian operas have been written about many pressing topics - from the Stolen Generations to the Lindy Chamberlain case - but few have been staged a second time. What is going wrong?
Behrouz Boochani photographed on Manus Island.
Jason Garman/Amnesty International via AAP
Behrouz Boochani wrote his memoir of incarceration on Manus Island one text message at a time. Translating this work of 'horrific surrealism' from Farsi to English was a profoundly philosophical experience.
If you try to go too long without sleep, your body will just force it upon you.
If we don't get enough sleep, can we catch up later? Experts are divided.
This year’s preliminary release of NAPLAN data was due out August 8.
Much of the controversy over the delay in this year's NAPLAN data comes down to its misuse and a misunderstanding of statistical comparability.
Many people associate the word cancer with major illness or death.
Labelling very low-risk conditions as cancers can cause unnecessary anxiety and lead to overtreatment.
Farmers need help to plan for droughts, not just to respond to them when things get desperate.
The government has offered emergency payments to drought-stricken farmers. But if we really care about them, we'll also invest in long-term drought resilience measures to reduce impacts.
Large proportions of regular internet gamblers use offshore sites.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
The diphtheria vaccine is safe and effective.
International outbreaks of the almost-forgotten disease diphtheria and pockets of low immunisation coverage put Australians at risk of catching the disease.
Current wireless networks are unequipped to service the extraordinary amount of information the Internet of Things market will require.
Mobile networks will soon go through a significant change due to the roll out of 5G. But the service we will receive depends on the providers. Are they ready?
The bigger Melbourne gets, the more attractive it becomes.
In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia's population woes is to make existing cities bigger.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, posing for photos with supporters after last month’s elections.
Influencing change in Cambodia will require a more sophisticated approach than sanctions and direct criticisms of Hun Sen's government.
Students like to join a number of societies, but does that encourage them to mix between different cultures?
University students don't always mix outside their own area of study or cultural cliques. But that can change with a little encouragement, and food helps.
Still from '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968)
Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey broke all the rules of science fiction cinema, and allowed the audience to experience a uniquely philosophical film about the evolution of human consciousness.
New AMP chair David Murray has triggered an important debate about ASX corporate governance principles.
The corporate sector owes David Murray a debt of gratitude for starting a debate about ASX governance rules that lead boards to delegate matters that are properly their responsibility.
PT HM Sampoerna/Philip Morris International menggunakan pesan-pesan yang mengusung kreativitas dan pemberdayaan untuk memasarkan rokok ke kalangan anak muda.
Di Indonesia perusahaan rokok masih bisa pasang iklan di televisi, radio dan papan reklame. Sekarang mereka menambah satu saluran lagi: media sosial.
PT HM Sampoerna/Philip Morris International uses creativity and empowerment messages through social media to market their cigarettes to a younger audience.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
Kaya Scodelario as Catherine Earnshaw in the 2011 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
Film 4 and UK Film Council/IMDB
This week is the 200th anniversary of Emily Bronte's birth. If reading Wuthering Heights - her only published novel - feels like a suspension in a state of waking nightmare, what a richly-hued vision of the fantastical it is.
Only the competition regulator stands in the way of further media concentration in Australia, but few expect the first of probably a number of mergers to be blocked.
Australian media ownership is already among the most concentrated in the world, but if the competition regulator approves the Nine-Fairfax deal, expect the race for survival to produce more mergers.
In the largest technology companies, the share of income going to labour is only about 5 to 15%.
Personal data is sold, bought and traded among companies all the time. But what if the companies profiting from your data had to pay you a share of that earning?
The first piano arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in 1788.
Michael Atherton's new book traces the history of pianos in Australia from the First Fleet to modernity. Despite concerns over its demise, the instrument is unlikely to disappear any time soon.