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Frances McDormand used her win at the 2018 Oscars to talk about inclusion riders: clauses stars can write into their contracts to improve screen diversity. But are they legal in Australia? Paul Buck/EPA

The case for ‘inclusion riders’ in creative industries: what Australian discrimination law says about quotas

Inclusion riders can improve employment for women and minorities on film sets by calling for quotas. New research suggests this form of discrimination could be legal in Australia.
To make a more accurate comparison of the real purchasing power of a country’s military spending, we need to factor in differences in labour and operational costs between countries. Roman Pilipey/EPA

China’s military might is much closer to the US than you probably think

China’s military budget is usually thought to be about 40% of that of the US. In reality it's about 75%.
Different countries take different approaches to get parents to vaccinate their children. But saying which one works best is difficult. from www.shutterstock.com

How other countries get parents to vaccinate their kids (and what Australia can learn)

In some countries, parents are fined if they don't vaccinate their child or they have to go on a course before being granted an exemption to vaccinate. Are any of these options right for Australia?
Tapi masalah yang dihadapi Jakarta bukan satu-satunya alasan mengapa Presiden Joko “Jokowi” Widodo memutuskan untuk memindahkan Jakarta. www.shutterstock.com

Menakar keberhasilan proyek pemindahan ibu kota ala Jokowi dalam meratakan pembangunan ekonomi

Pemindahan ibu kota diperkirakan menghabiskan banyak uang. Namun, kebijakan ini berarti juga memindahan kegiatan ekonomi dan mengurangi ketimpangan infrastruktur di luar pulau Jawa dan Sumatera.
Jakarta’s shortcomings as a capital are obvious: it has headline-grabbing problems with congestion, pollution, and land subsidence. www.shutterstock.com

Assessing Jokowi’s $33-billion project to move Indonesia’s capital for the country’s economic development

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" decision to relocate the country's capital is seen as an effort to shift economic activity and address infrastructure gaps outside of Java and Sumatra.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the draft bill at Sydney’s Great Synagogue. Bianca de Marchi/AAP

The government has released its draft religious discrimination bill. How will it work?

Given the unique aspects of the proposed bill, there should be a longer consultation period to examine why religious freedoms should be prioritised over other freedoms.
Ballet should not need to be linked to narrow male stereotypes to appeal to boys. Pictured: UK company BalletBoyz. AAP Image/Sydney Opera House, Michele Mossop

Boys dance too - and in Japan they are celebrated

While male dancers in the US and Australia seek to combat bullying with #boysdancetoo, Japanese culture accepts and embraces male ballet dancing.
Caesarean delivery alone does not contribute to the odds of a child developing autism or ADHD. Aditya Romansa

There’s no evidence caesarean sections cause autism or ADHD

A new study has found a link between being born by caesarean section and having a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. But there's no evidence caesarean sections cause them.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. Reuters/Steve Marcus

How male ‘porn superfans’ really view women

There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
Popular climate movements are gaining momentum around the world. AAP Image/Darren England

Can environmental populism save the planet?

Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
Coffee-break delegasi konferensi sains kelautan di Fremantle, Australia, yang menerapkan konsep bebas plastik. Alicia Sutton/AMSA

Sebuah konferensi besar di Australia sukses diadakan tanpa gunakan plastik. Ini tips dari penyelenggaranya

Konferensi nasional Asosiasi Ilmu Kelautan Australia tahun ini merupakan zona bebas plastik, Para ilmuwan kelautan ingin mengurangi beban lingkungan dari plastik yang dibuang.

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