Melbourne’s temperatures have periodically spiked far beyond what its residents are used to.
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Heatwaves can cause a large number of deaths, especially when vulnerable groups are unprepared and are not acclimatised to hot temperatures.
The Walk Together marches across Australia in 2015 showed how welcoming regional communities are to refugees.
New research shows that refugees in regional Queensland have found it very easy to make friends and feel safe and comfortable raising children in their communities.
New York City will establish a minimum wage and a cap on the number of ridesharing drivers.
This could be the start of a new era where regulation of the gig economy allows for the right balance between flexibility and sustainability.
Apple’s wealth is built on a vast and hugely profitable supply chain that relies on low-cost production in Asia.
The company's value exceeds the GDP of many countries, but Apple has human rights, ethical and environmental problems to match in its vast supply chain.
Detail from Julie Shiels’ 1954 poster White on black: The annihilation of Aboriginal people and their culture cannot be separated from the destruction of nature.
State Library of Victoria
It is 50 years since anthropologist W.E.H. Stanner gave the Boyer Lectures in which he coined the phrase 'the great Australian silence'. How far have we come since?
The author pictured with the Lombadina mob during a workshop.
#thismymob Research Team
A consultative approach to designing digital technologies can prevent the structures that keep Indigenous people marginalised in the real world from being replicated in the digital world.
Some young people are getting into credit card debt to achieve the ideal lives they see portrayed on social media.
When young adults create and share online content focused on consumer products, it can trigger a social comparison process that results in feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem.
Serena Williams has questioned the fairness of being drug-tested more than other top players in 2018.
By using her public profile to suggest bias in drug-testing, Williams is calling into question the integrity of those tasked with the role of monitoring 'clean sport'.
There are measures teenagers can take to protect sensitive details in their My Health Record.
The My Health Record brings a unique set of confidentiality concerns for young people under 18. These need to be better addressed to ensure teens don't forego important health care.
Domino’s CEO is one of the highest-paid executives in Australia.
Inequality is being driven by a focus on maximising shareholder value to the exclusion of other stakeholders.
Portside tuna unloading from a refrigerated cargo and trading vessel (reefer) in Thailand, 2013.
The seafood industry is a major contributor to modern slavery.
You might know expanded polystyrene as packing foam, but it's a nightmare to recycle. Why not just turn it into something useful (or beautiful) instead?
The gulf between what Domino’s CEO Don Meij earned in 2017, A$36.8 million, and those who deliver the pizzas is extraordinary, so is the CEO worth that much?
The evidence suggests the impact of CEOs on company performance isn't enough to justify their sky-high pay, which is really based more on a culture of power and privilege.
New electronic devices are being used by people of all ages to track activity, measure sleep and record nutrition.
There were 325,000 mobile health apps available in 2017. But while the digital health revolution is exciting, its rate of development is posing challenges for patients and healthcare professionals.
After a long industrial campaign, Amazon workers in Italy have persuaded their employer to reach an agreement with them.
Tech companies overseas are signing collective agreements with their employees. Might Australia be next?
Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels.
There's some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
Underpants have a long history and, it seems, a bold future.
From the loincloth to bikini brief, underpants have a fascinating history. Newer designs claim to do everything from filtering flatulence to emitting soothing vibrations.
Part of IBM Research’s quantum computer.
It is hard to predict when quantum computers will be strong and fast enough to crack the codes that keep bitcoin safe. But that day is coming.
Shoot straight: could be wise words for those looking to score in any penalty shootout.
If any game comes down to a penalty shootout then there's one spot a player should aim for to stand a better chance of scoring a goal.
This is the first time Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR,has been used at the world cup to assist referees make decisions.
Video assistant referees have led to some controversial decisions at the World Cup. Rather than improving the quality of decision making by on-field refs, VAR could undermine it instead.