Elite batsmen seem to be playing their natural game, but are constantly adapting to the conditions and the opposition bowlers.
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In the second of a three-part series, we look at how batsmen make split-second decisions and cope with the mental demands of Test cricket.
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.
The ability to perform and make good decisions under pressure actually comes from practice and experience, not innate talent.
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Ever wondered how cricket captains make all the decisions they need to make in a test match? In the first of a three-part series, we look at what goes through a captain's mind on the pitch.
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.
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.
Sibling competition may have played a bigger role in human evolution than you thought.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Competition.
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Our November episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert is all about competition, including the often fierce rivalry between siblings.
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.
When separating out apprenticeships and traineeships, it becomes clear that apprenticeships are not in crisis.
The so-called 'crisis' has united both sides of politics, employers and trade unions, but wrongly conflates apprenticeships and traineeships to skew the picture.