The return of the historic problem of overcrowded dwellings points to a need in Australia for better understanding of the causes and regulatory responses.
Jacob Riis (1889)
The standards we use today were designed to help avoid the overcrowded housing that blighted cities in the past. But severe overcrowding is again on the rise, so what needs to be done?
Student doctors need good role models to learn good patient communication.
Doctor communication is an important part of their education. But they can't have unlimited empathy for their patients either, or they'd never get the job done.
Mexico has been doing the U.S.‘s 'dirty work’ on immigration for too long, says the front-runner in the country’s July 1 presidential election.
AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo
Trump's anti-immigrant policies are leading more Central Americans to stay put in Mexico. Mexico's presidential candidates have a lot to say about that, and none of it involves mass deportations.
Artist Nyapanyapa Yunipingu is assisted by art centre worker Jeremy Cloake at Buku-Larrnngay Art Centre,Yirrkala.
White people hugely influence the Aboriginal art world – but that can be a good thing, according to the artists.
The central element of the Timor Sea dispute seems far from resolved.
Despite a breakthrough on boundaries in the Timor Sea, the crucial question of how the shared oil and gas are to be developed remains unresolved.
The Homeward Bound initiative works with women in science to enhance their opportunity to take up leadership roles globally.
This year 77 women took part in the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership training program. Rough weather enroute put group decision-making skills to the test.
Can Mexico become a ‘loving republic’ built on forgiveness rather than punishment?
Mexico's presidential front-runner wants to end violence in Mexico by pardoning drug traffickers and corrupt officials. Some 235,000 people have died in the country's 11-year cartel war.
Victoria has led the way in upgrading intercity rail services with medium-speed VLocity trains that have a cruising speed of 160km/h.
High-speed rail for Australia has been on the drawing boards since the mid-1980s but has come to nothing. Three states are developing medium-speed rail with federal funding, but NSW is missing out.
Revellers celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras. Oxford Street has been the centre of LGBTQI celebration and activism since the 1970s.
Sydney's LGBTQI heartland has moved and changed over time, but the importance of urban space to queer communities remains a constant.
Jacqueline Brennan and Nicole da Silva in Wentworth (2013): this is tough TV.
Wentworth is a reimagining of the revolutionary Australian soap opera Prisoner. Both of these influential TV shows demonstrate how the system so often fails those who fall between the cracks.
New research shows that fire follows fire in the Australian Alps, and old-growth forests are less flammable.
Governments in Africa have done little to institute policies that improve awareness and protect people who have epilepsy.
John Howard, pictured here with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, is fond of describing the Liberal Party as a “broad church”. But that breadth has led to increasing fracture within the party in recent years.
The battle between liberals and conservatives continues to split the Liberal Party, but its past heroes would find the ideological division puzzling.
It’s important to carefully select an appropriate pupil mix, especially to support weaker students.
Weaker students – when placed together with better classmates – can gain from the improved learning environment, and smarter students are unlikely to be negatively affected.
Serangan siber tidak mengenal batas geografis.
Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara seharusnya “naik kelas” dari sekadar mengurusi teknis, menjadi fokus sebagai koordinator keaman siber bagi kepentingan Indonesia.
Funeral insurance is a financial product and not really any different from life insurance.
It seems many Australians are over-insuring when it comes to funerals.
Picture painted by a primary school child in Sri Lanka after the tsunami in 2005.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
It's understandable to want to shield children from the impacts of disasters. But research suggests that they should be given a voice in disaster planning and a role in reducing the risks.
The Department of Human Services approach to social security fraud prosecutions has become less punitive in recent years.
Despite a public focus on punitive approaches to welfare fraud, the number of social security fraud prosecutions has fallen in recent years.
The view from Indonesia’s Rote Island towards Australia.
There is plenty of debate over what route was taken by the first people to reach Australia. New research reveals a likely route through a now submerged chain of islands.
When we get hot, sensors in the body tell the brain. The brain then tells the sweat glands to work, and we sweat.
Sweat comes from special parts in our skin called glands. You might be able to see them if you have a very strong magnifying glass.