Clayton Oliver has opened up about the pressure he felt to lose weight in order to play in the AFL.
Until the league stops pressuring players over their weight, token measures to address mental health concerns will have a limited impact.
The Gay Games have grown into a global spectacle since debuting in San Francisco in 1982.
The Gay Games are holding their 10th edition in Paris this week, featuring more than 10,000 athletes from 91 countries.
GetUp! national director Paul Oosting.
A social media post shared by GetUp! Australia suggested US real wages had dropped significantly following the enactment of Trump's corporate tax cuts in January. We asked the experts to check it out.
Chronic conditions are more common among those who suffer from depression and anxiety.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
Taking the long view is difficult when it comes to something as complex as energy policy.
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A policy that aims to reshape the electricity sector needs to be judged on its numbers. But the lack of public modelling from the Energy Security Board makes it impossible for analysts to do this.
Some students don’t have any meaningful contact with the workplace until their 20s. That’s too late.
Schools can't equip students with all the skills they need once they start work, especially STEM and digital skills. Here's one way they can better prepare their students for life after school.
Fans celebrate watching the World Cup on TV as France beat Croatia 4-2.
Fans have shown they're willing to watch major sporting events on devices other than traditional TVs, but the technology is letting them down.
Peer support groups don’t cost much, and thousands of Australians find them useful.
Instead of just helping combat a chronic disease, peer support groups can help improve quality of life.
The value of sport.
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As we reach the World Cup's halfway point, we're asking: what is sport worth? On today's episode, we explore the money and diplomatic power plays lingering behind the scenes of every big tournament.
Villawood Detention Centre, NSW. There are currently 200 asylum seeker children in detention, in Australia and offshore.
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Over 200 children are still in asylum seeker detention within Australia and offshore – so why aren't we more outraged about that?
Energy bills are becoming to complex to understand.
With electricity bills becoming more complicated, it's increasingly difficult for customers to know if they are getting a good deal.
The most dangerous element from discarded plastic waste is microplastics.
Indonesia is the world's largest producer of the seaweed that offers a solution for the global plastic crisis.
Sampah plastik dibuang ke sungai. Komponen plastik yang paling berbahaya adalah serpihan sampah plastik yang dikenal sebagai mikroplastik.
Solusi Indonesia untuk krisis sampah plastik dunia
In the short-run, the targeted migration program boosts workers in the target region.
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Even if policies could be found to bind new immigrants to regional areas, workers' movements would continue to weaken the long-run impact on regional populations and economies.
Jobs and growth underpinned by a healthy level of investment are essential aspects of a modern society, but cutting the company tax rate is not the way to go.
To reap the benefits of strong business investment without a costly tax giveaway, Australia must continue to play to its strengths.
Before the outsiders arrived in Wurundjeri country this billabong enjoyed a vital ecological connection with other waterways.
At 14, writer Tony Birch had rarely travelled two miles out of the centre of Melbourne. Encountering a billabong on the Birrarung River was the first time that country spoke to him.
A new A$1.182 billion dollar cricket broadcast rights deal will be split between Seven and Foxtel.
A 40-year partnership between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network ended today, with Seven and Foxtel securing media rights. The deal means more hours of coverage and is a big win for Foxtel.
Some people experience cramps frequently after vigorous, high-intensity exercise.
It's not just elite sportspeople who get muscle cramps. If you've ever experienced one, you'll know how painful they are. But why do we get them, and is there anything to be done?
Eight seems like a lot…
We've all hear we should drink eight glasses of water per day, but where did that advice come from, and is it outdated?
Francois Etoundi hurt his shoulder but kept competing to win a bronze medal.
Recent injuries are symptoms of a belief that athletes should stop at nothing to achieve success.