There is an old adage that sport should be separate from politics. The same-sex marriage debate in Australia has revived that view, as many sport bodies have publicly advocated a position on the matter…
For many young Indigenous children, schools are Eurocentric establishments offering minimal cultural connections.
Indigenous youth are over-representation in juvenile detention centres, and excluding them from education could make this worse.
Media reports failed to mention limits to evidence in new guidelines about sitting and moving at work, and missed commercial interests that were initially not disclosed.
Here's how reporting of the world's first specific advice on reducing inactivity at work has overplayed the role of standing desks.
Danny Lim, Sydney, was convicted of ‘offensive behaviour’ for a sign that referred to Tony Abbott and alluded to the c-bomb. The conviction was dismissed in August this year.
Australia has a reputation for swearing. Yet this sits at odds with laws that criminalise offensive words.
Shirley from Skyhooks in Countdown.
Audiences of a certain age still gush about Countdown, the ABC’s music show that ran between 1974 and 1987. The ritual of sitting down to watch the ABC at 6pm on a Sunday (and maybe again for the Saturday…
Sure it tastes nice, but what else can it do?
Manuka honey has a lot of evidence-based benefits, and a lot of rubbish claims too.
Could the new invention spell the end of rooftop fans?
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The invention of silver and plastic-clad roof panels that can cool themselves down even under the Sun's full glare promise to make air conditioning much more energy-efficient.
The Sydney lockout laws have drawn a lot of protests.
Analysis of rents in Sydney shows that local residents are benefiting from the lockout laws, thanks to new entertainment hubs and nightlife.
Most Australian media companies, including the national broadcaster, are enamoured by the sugar hit of audience reach.
Building a journalism business model on clicks, cats and Kardashians may have had its day — even as journalists change to keep audiences happy
Certification is being used to curtail exploitation for some cleaners.
Wage theft and exploitation are rampant in certain industries. Certifying those that commit to fair work conditions could be key to fixing the problem.
The Treasury says we need to raise productivity growth.
Spurring productivity growth requires innovation. Not just in products, but in our business models and management practices.
#WeLiveHere2017 aims to turn inanimate buildings into metaphorical sentient structures, with ‘mood lights’ expressing the feelings of Matavai and Turanga Tower residents about their neighbourhood’s redevelopment.
Nic Walker courtesy of #WeLiveHere2017
Residents of two high-rise public housing blocks are being given 'mood lights' to express how they feel based on their experience of the process of redeveloping their neighbourhood.
Education is recognised in a number of the SDGs, particularly SDG 4 which calls for “inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
Universities can contribute to the goals through education, research, innovation and leadership, but they need to get started now.
At first glance, old industrial sites, like this one in Carrington Street, don’t look like much. But they provide vital spaces for creative precincts to flourish.
A new project documents who uses urban industrial lands slated for redevelopment. It reveals a vibrant but largely hidden sector at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has publicly backed marriage equality.
Research shows that companies will back ethical causes only if they know they will benefit from the stance.
Community leaders will play a very important role in whipping votes for or against in the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
Social conservatism among many ethnic communities will be a key factor in deciding the result of the upcoming same-sex marriage survey.
Bank lending standards need to be more consistent to avoid borrowers shopping around to find the lender that offers them the highest loan amount.
It's not likely the Australian appetite for property will change but this means we need to hedge our bets against any risks by improving diversification and the way banks finance mortgages.
Smoke from hazard reduction burning has blanketed parts of Sydney, as firefighters prepare for a ‘horrific’ bushfire season.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
In 2013 a mild and dry winter led to some of the most destructive bushfires in NSW history. Now new modelling shows 2017 record-breaking winter warmth has created worryingly similar conditions.
Canberra has asked for a national postal vote on marriage reform - could a sample survey be a better option?
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Australians will be asked to complete a voluntary, non-binding postal vote on marriage reform. Wouldn't it be easier - and cheaper - to do a sample survey instead?
Dogs can reliably sniff out human blood, even after two years of environmental degradation.
Blood-detection dogs work paw in hand with scientists and Australia's police to solve crimes and missing persons cases.