Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov celebrates his Round 4 win against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios during the Australian Open.
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It can be tough for younger players to make it to the top of professional tennis. But it's not impossible, if you look at the numbers.
The UK’s Andy Murray during a practice session at the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament in 2018.
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Some of today's top tennis players are playing more games and at an earlier age than the court stars of yesteryear. And that can lead to injuries.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has long been criticised for excessive ‘grunting’ during matches.
Grunting in tennis can be performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent.
The uneven approach between VET and higher education in particular reflects an ongoing failure to conceive of the two as part of a single tertiary education system.
New analysis of education expenditure shows spending on the vocational education and training sector has declined while other sectors have experienced growth.
Mission schools were originally set up to protect Indigenous populations from white massacres and other violence related to colonialism.
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Schooling has historically been used to control Indigenous peoples, rather than to liberate or educate them.
A souvenir stand in the Canary Islands displaying boomerangs (on the right).
The production of fake First Nations art is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cultural appropriation. From 'didge therapy' to the overuse of words like 'deadly' here's a (subjective) guide to what to avoid.
If you’re unable to work as much as you want, you can’t build your wealth, so it’s much tougher to improve your health.
Australians with lower incomes are dying sooner from potentially preventable diseases than their wealthier counterparts, according to our new report.
Jelena Dokic’s story draws attention to the disturbing problem of abuse and exploitation in elite child and adolescent sport.
Former tennis star Jelena Dokic's story of disturbing abuse suffered at the hands of her father raises alarm bells about children in elite sports.
Humans and their technologies have evolved together over time.
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What does it mean to be a responsible, mature and wise technological being? Our future lies in seeking real answers to this type of question.
Training can provide many workers with the skills to access jobs in growth sectors, including aged care.
Despite low unemployment figures in Australia, low-skilled workers are still finding themselves locked out of the job market.
Infrastructure construction – including poles, wires and substations – has far outstripped peak demand.
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Where do sky-high energy costs come from? Energy companies who build unnecessary infrastructure, passing on the cost to consumers and making a profit.
Should we be afraid of robo-justice?
Automated tools could help encourage access to justice in areas such as divorce, owners corporation disputes and small value contracts.
The community of L'Atelier Paysan is building a wheat thresher.
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Globally designed products which are then locally manufactured could lead to sustainable and inclusive forms of production and consumption.
Power price pain is worse than we thought.
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Officially, Australia's average electricity prices are the 11th highest in the OECD. But a look at the numbers suggests this is a significant underestimate.
North Korea has placed the Kim regime’s survival before any other priority.
With much attention focused on military might and economic sanctions, there has been little focus on calls for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis.
Amy Pieters (right) of The Netherlands followed by Hannah Barnes (centre) of Great Brittain and Rachel Neylan (left) of Australia compete in the Women Elite Road Race of UCI Cycling Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, 23 September 2017.
Sport and politics don’t mix, as the saying goes. But like many of those sayings that work in theory, in reality, it’s untrue. Take Australian cycling, for instance. Politics has been a part of the sport…
Climate policy has become bogged down in the debate over a clean energy target.
Will decarbonising energy make it more expensive? Probably not, but we could assuage doubts by linking emission reduction targets to price.
Frozen, dried and freeze-dried fruit are certainly convenient. But are they as good for you as fresh fruit?
Dried and frozen fruit contain more sugar than their fresh equivalents. So, why do we think they're healthy?
At the tertiary level, Australian households and international students contribute more than double the OECD average expenditure.
Australia has the third most expensive education system in the OECD, but we might not be getting what we pay for.
Australia still lags behind comparable OECD countries in the participation of younger children – particularly three year olds.
Despite good progress in recent years, there is still more to do, including improving access to early childhood education for three-year-olds.