Treasurer Joe Hockey said Australia is not heading for a recession.
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Australia has had 24 years of consistent growth. Is it all about to come to a crashing end?
Falling for the halo effect?
Given franchisors often hold all the legal, financial and psychological power, it's little wonder franchisees get burnt.
Trade union royal commissioner Dyson Heydon refused to find that he was affected by apprehended bias.
There are inherent shortcomings in a procedure that asks judges to make objective and rational assessments about how their own conduct, relationships or interests might appear to others
With very few exceptions in Australia’s history, annual suicide rates have always peaked in men aged 85 years and over.
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The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered…
Chinese students are less likely to be attracted by visa processing changes than they are by investment in higher education driving our unis up the rankings.
While recently implemented streamlined visa processes and post-study work visa policies may help attract Chinese students, they actually care more about university rankings and country safety.
The Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to thousands of the nine million refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria.
Australia should keep out of the Syrian conflict. Instead, it should respect the rule of law and the peaceful resolution of disputes by promoting a diplomatic end.
Time to panic, or time to chill: which is it?
We should not panic over the events of the last week. But slowing growth in China and concerns over "secular stagnation" in advanced economies present huge challenges.
History shows us sex work is an enduring social expression of sexuality.
Rentboy.com is the oldest and most popular website for male sex workers, who pay a monthly fee to advertise to and connect with potential clients. Its fall this week will leave a void in the market.
Human and a reconstructed extinct Mastodon.
We all know that humans are having a massive impact on the planet. Our effects include altering the Earth’s rotation by damming large amounts of surface water; changing the composition of the atmosphere…
The graduate employment market is tough. Can your choice of uni affect your outcomes?
Your choice of university may have a significant impact on your life, so it is worth gathering the information needed to make a good decision.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott watches the signing of the free trade agreement with China, which he now accuses Labor of opposing for ‘racist’ reasons.
Charges of racism against Labor for querying aspects of the free trade deal with China are a mark of how much Australian attitudes have changed and how adversarial politics fuels hyperbolic attacks.
Substances, such as these carbon nanotubes, can behave differently at the nano-scale, and may post a health risk.
We need to carefully assess nanomaterials to ensure their safety, but there are questions over whether the existing practice of risk assessment is up to the task.
Treasurers have agreed the GST should be levied on overseas purchases, but working out how to collect it is another matter.
The Australian Government's plan to make offshore companies collect and pass on GST has thrown up more questions than answers.
This furry critter could help save plenty of others, if given the chance.
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If we brought devils back to the mainland, they could play a similar role to dingoes - keeping foxes and cats under control and potentially boosting the conservation prospects of Australia's small mammals.
Dyson Heydon prided himself throughout his judicial career on the robust independence and intellectual integrity he brought to the role.
How has a former judge with an avowed commitment to judicial independence and probity found himself at the centre of a very public controversy over his own impartiality?
Today, millions of very nervous adults are furtively checking sites like “Have I been Pwned” to check if their account details at Ashley Madison have been leaked. Others are checking if their partners…
Australian artist Mike Parr’s current exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Sydney.
courtesy of Anna Schwartz
Artist Mike Parr's career might be best described as a series of alarming acts - he's cut his legs with a scalpel and used his blood as paint. His latest act is erase his work by painting it white.
Does giving principals hiring and firing power mean kids do better at school?
School autonomy isn't necessarily a bad idea, we just don't know if it has any effect. A recent study claiming a positive effect of school autonomy is severely flawed.
See your doctor if you suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly if you’ve had them for weeks or months.
Conditions affecting the stomach and bowels are common in modern humans and many are on the rise.
Artist’s reconstruction of a stereotypical Palaeolithic camp scene with staple red meat.
Interest in the diet of our evolutionary ancestors would ordinarily be a topic of curiosity in only the most obscure of scientific circles. But the popularity of the so-called palaeodiet has brought unprecedented…