These images of Cherine Fahd’s grandfather’s funeral were tucked away in a brown paper envelope for decades. As a society, we too often keep grief hidden from view.
Rarely seen in the family album are photographs of funerals, burials and the suffering of those who are left to mourn.
In December, more than 127,000 Australians were waiting for a home care package.
The government will keep increasing the number of subsidised home care services, but it needs to find the right funding balance for the system to remain sustainable.
It is possible to limit your bombardment with images of bodies that feel way out of reach – so choose wisely who you follow.
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Do your Instagram viewing habits trigger joy or guilt? New research shows that viewing body positive content may actually improve women's body image – at least in the short term.
Although WhatsApp is described as en encrypted messaging service, it’s not as secure as you might think.
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Facebook seems to be shifting its focus more towards privacy. But this might have some unexpected repercussions, as highlighted by recent research on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
In rankings of Sydney railway stations with the most passengers and fastest growth, Bankstown line stations are way down the list.
Every major transport study since the 1970s has identified Sydney's western rail corridor as the priority for an upgrade. The latest patronage figures confirm that's where the need is greatest.
From town square to private connections: is that Facebook of the future?
Facebook says it's changing. Time will tell. In the meantime, privacy is under threat, news and journalism are suffering, and the algorithms employed by digital platforms are worryingly opaque.
NASA has launched all of its space shuttle missions using hydrogen as fuel.
Ever watched a space shuttle launch? The fuel used to thrust these huge structures away from Earth's gravitational pull is hydrogen. Hydrogen could also be used as a household energy source.
There are thousands in the Australian community who say they would sponsor a refugee’s resettlement, but only if the program was reformed.
The current community support program that allows Australians to sponsor a refugee's resettlement is flawed. It exploits the goodwill of the community while shifting costs away from the government.
Most of us make daily decisions about who we choose to work and collaborate with. So what if we used that to improve professional diversity?
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A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.
What if investors could identify risks from companies’ approaches to gender early?
Gender lens analysis identifies risks and opportunities early. It is catching on.
The Heights is a new ABC TV soap opera set on a social housing estate. From a working class perspective, there’s a lot to love about the show.
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The ABC's new soap opera The Heights is a nuanced representation of the diversity and community of life on a social housing estate.
The number of Medicare claims Australians make in a year doubled between 1984 and 2018.
Paying doctors a fee for each service they provide isn't delivering optimal value for the health dollar. Instead, we should pay doctors a lump sum to care for a patient's medical problem over time.
It is normal for girls and women to masturbate.
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It is normal for girls and women to masturbate, and there are even health benefits.
Not enough packaging is finding its way to recycling centres.
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Too much recyclable packaging is still finding its way into landfill - and plastic is the biggest culprit, with two-thirds going unrecovered, according to a new analysis.
Kim Jong-un is hardly taken seriously by the foreign press.
Research shows the news media often reproduce metaphors that frame North Korea as dangerous, provocative, irrational, secretive, impoverished and totalitarian.
Fresh produce at a market in Blantyre, Malawi.
Across Africa less than 10% of the population is connected to a sewer system. But the waste could be used elsewhere.
Power imbalances are doing far more to change the way we work than are apps.
Businesses and workers are at the mercy of mega-corporations.
A new report concludes companies like Facebook – headed up by Mark Zuckerberg – should not be allowed to consider themselves ahead of and beyond the law.
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Are you annoyed at Facebook? You're not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
Good economic times have allowed us to become complacent, meaning conditions are ripe.
It's been 27 years since our last recession. Conditions are ripe for a populist revolt when the next one arrives.
The Frank Gehry designed UTS business school, in Ultimo, Sydney. It is possible to teach ethics.
In trying to be values-free (like physics & chemistry), business schools have succeeded in justifying amoral behaviour. No more! We've seen the results in the Banking Royal Commission.