Malcolm Turnbull gave several justifications for his ban on ministers having sexual relationships with their staff.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
Young people in relationships tend to have as many backups cooking as singles do.
It isn't cheating, per se. But if you're in a committed relationship and have multiple 'back burners' that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
More than 90% of teens are reportedly experiencing some form of relationship abuse.
Jealousy works in the same old ways – even in the age of online infidelity.
Meant to be? Maybe not…
Whether you want a casual fling or long-term romance could change depending on different environmental factors.
The most common reason for intimate partner homicide was jealousy, followed by gain, and then love.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Men and women rate warmth and trustworthiness as very important in their potential partner.
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What movies tell us is important in a parter – a nice smile or money – are exaggerations of fundamental evolutionary needs that actually do matter.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
At some point, it stopped being all fun and games.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Sometimes a gift that might seem reasonable is no nicer than a stocking full of coal.
Sadly, people sometimes deliberately give bad presents.
A living curriculum is needed to properly teach children about sex and relationships.
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson, federal leader Pauline Hanson, and one of the party’s Queensland election candidates, Tracey Bell-Henselin.
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson said 'up to 21 fathers' are taking their lives in Australia every week. Is that accurate?
Mothers are expected to be fully available to the demands and whims of children around the clock.
Inequality across the domestic sphere – housework and parenting – jeopardises relationship quality.
A new study analysing the outcomes of couple's therapy shows computers are getting ever closer to determining what we are really think and feel.
If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted.
It's better for the economy for more people to be married because of productivity and efficiency gains. This whole framework doesn't require people to be of the same or different sex.
This bit explains what happens if we break up…
Cohabiting couples can sign an agreement to avoid legal uncertainties in the case of a relationship breakdown.