Presenting misinformation to our children about sex, sexual health and relationships is a risky practice.
Religious exemptions to the anti-discrimination act should end to ensure fear mongering and misinformation are not present in our schools.
The federal government's recent White Paper on developing northern Australia has disturbing echoes of the 1890s, a time when unbridled capitalism and indentured labour developed the North.
The recent failure of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket presents something of a dilemma for NASA, which still has no domestic launch capability of its own to reach the International Space Station.
Shadow Immigration Minister Richard Marles has said that the world is now going through its greatest period of humanitarian need since the Second World War. Is that right?
President Obama's recent condemnation of the Confederate battleflag mirrors the current and rapidly-changing public mood on this artefact. But attitudes to the flag have deeper roots.
Hockey v Fairfax illustrates that recent legal and technological developments still pose challenges for defamation law, which has not been reformed to keep pace with these changes.
In suggesting the ultimate restoration of all creatures in his recent encyclical, Pope Francis is breaking with the weight of Western philosophical and theological tradition.
Speaking with Anthony D'Costa on the challenges facing India’s economy.
With about half of its population under the age of 25, how will India create enough jobs to cater for the millions of young people entering its workforce?
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Failing to stick to the world's agreed global warming limit of 2C won't just affect the atmosphere - it will play havoc with the oceans too, potentially ruining ecosystems on which much of humanity depends.
Fundamentalists become warriors with a simple message of salvation that is found in a naïve and literal interpretation of ancient, sacred texts.
The prime minister is suddenly looking like a throwback to Tony Abbott, health minister, when he was fighting trenchantly against losing ministerial power over the abortion drug RU486.
Debt relief should not be a divisive bargaining tool. Better that it is a formal part of a structured approach to risks in a currency union.
Greece's membership of the eurozone has been problematic from the beginning.
One of the public criticisms of the impending Trans-Pacific Partnership involves Investor-State Dispute clauses. But in fact, Australia has already agreed to them in other FTAs.
Most heterosexual parents who conceive via donor conception never tell their children.
Legal requirements for doctors to report family violence to police may sound good at first glance. But evidence shows it's better doctors are trained to support women to make their own decisions.
It takes a cyclist with a diverse set of strengths to win over the 21 gruelling stages of the Tour de France.
The University of Adelaide is planning to completely phase out lectures. Is this change good for learning?
A little mathematics reveals whether the government really did 'play god' with the Vietnam draft, as suggested by former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fisher.
The draft guidelines for the new National Program for Excellence in the Arts have been released – now begins the work decoding of what's written in the text and implied in the subtext.
Cancer is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences – a kind of genetic lottery where the odds are stacked by environmental and lifestyle factors.