Of 1082 Indigenous specific.
programs identified in the report,
92% have never been evaluated to see if they are achieving their objectives.
A new report highlights how little we know about what works and what doesn't when it comes to publicly-funded Indigenous programs. It's a similar story in other policy areas – but we can do better.
Fire rages through the forest in a typical Australian bushfire.
We can manage the risks from bushfires far more effectively if we look at the ways different plant species control the the way the fires burn.
Australian banks improved their efficiency after the introduction in 2003 of the ASX Principles of Good Corporate Governance, which aimed for improved governance mechanisms and thus better control over bank management.
AAP Image/Paul Miller
Good corporate governance is good for efficiency and profit in banks. But having independent board members and the number of board meetings don't play a role, research shows.
Filipino fishers in the South China Sea.
EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
The South China Sea produces more than 10% of the world's fish – but the catch is increasingly under threat.
Letting it happen or making it happen?
The psychological states athletes experience – temporary, brief, subjective experiences that happen during exceptional performance – are often collectively described as “the zone”.
It’s possible to create sound in a part of a room that only you can hear, but others elsewhere cannot.
Your own choice of music in a restaurant, your preferred language in a cinema, and a personal tour in a museum. All are possible if you can control the sound in almost any place.
A helping hand for school children from disadvantaged backgrounds would yield economic benefits for NSW.
AAP Image/Joe Castro
Evidence suggests early intervention to improve educational opportunities for low-income kids yields impressive long term results -- but we need to use better evaluation methods to know what works.
Liberal senator Cory Bernardi claims his ‘Australian Conservatives’ movement has recorded more than 50,000 registrations.
In the last 12 months, under the leadership of an eastern suburbs small-l liberal, the Liberal Party has decided it wants to look more like the party of Hewson than the party of Howard.
‘Three Acts Two Dancers One Radio Host’, with Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass.
Daniel Boud/Sydney Opera House
Ira Glass' trademark intensely personal storytelling takes on a new life in his dance/radio hybrid, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.
The decision on China’s activities in the South China Sea is hugely significant for the development of the Law of the Sea.
The decision on China's activities in the South China Sea undoubtedly represents a sweeping victory for the Philippines. It is, however, unenforceable.
New research has found eight out of nine food and beverage sponsors of kids sport are bad for you.
Unhealthy sponsorship of sport filters all the way down from the elite level through to Saturday morning kids’ clubs.
Detail of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Dibirdibi Country – Topway 2016.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Collection Image courtesy Alcaston Gallery © The Estate of the Artist and Viscopy Australia
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori began painting in her 80s, and over ten years created an extraordinary body of work. Her paintings are more like music and dance – depicting the stories of the Kaiadilt people for the first time.
Greyhound racing needs a consistent approach, or trainers will move to jurisdictions where rules are more lax.
New South Wales' ban on greyhound racing is a response to the high rate of animal deaths in the industry. But what about other states, and other animal industries, where the problem is prevalent too?
How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box?
We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.
The ABC breached its impartiality standards in a Catalyst program on the safety of wireless devices such as mobile phones.
The ABC failed its own accuracy test when it broadcast claims of health risks associated with wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution?
The mobile-first delivery of podcasts has created a powerful relationship between listeners and host that bypasses traditional broadcast gatekeepers. Could this format trigger new narrative genres and promote social engagement?
A gauche, image d'un fragment de mâchoire inférieure en surimpressions sur le crâne d' Homo floresiensis, comparé avec un crâne d'homme moderne, à droite.
La découverte dans une île indonésienne d’une espèce du genre Homo, Homo florensiensis, dit le Hobbit, rebondit aujourd’hui avec la mise au jour de fossiles qui nous éclairent sur leurs ancêtres.
NSW treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has handed down a $3.7 billion surplus.
NSW's no-debt budget comes with a declining share of GST, an issue that must be wrangled with the federal government.
Long before the election was called, Labor leader Bill Shorten was in Eden-Monaro talking about the cost of living.
Superannuation, health and child care are among the issues that are likely to matter most to voters in the bellwether NSW seats of Eden-Monaro, Robertson and Lindsay.
Coal powered the machinery and lit what English poet William Blake described as ‘dark satanic mills’.
Britain lucked out with its coal deposits – but other nations have developed without coal.