Conviction rates for sexual offences remain low, despite legal reforms in recent years. One reason is the criminal standard of 'reasonable doubt' when supporting evidence may be difficult to produce.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, online platforms might seem to be safer places to work and socialise, but online abuse is expected to rise – and women are at a higher risk.
Last month, Australia announced a pause on all elective surgeries. This could have mixed effects now and in the longer term.
We don't yet know if people with asthma are more susceptible to serious outcomes if they get COVID-19. But there's plenty asthmatics can do to minimise the impact of any viral infection.
We live in the time of the 'quantified self'. This means we're constantly under pressure to use technology to 'optimise' ourselves, and may be why many people view gaming as a 'waste of time'.
Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.
Wildlife is returning to our deserted cities. But will they stay once life returns to normal?
Australia is making good progress in flattening the curve, which will save our hospitals from being overwhelmed. But we still have to work out what comes next and how restrictions can be safely eased.
Of the four broad options for coming out of lockdown, a controlled building of 'herd immunity' in the population may be our best hope of recovery from the pandemic if a vaccine is not found soon.
Are we all in this together? Or looking after numero uno? Messages about isolation need to appeal to Australia's individualistic culture - and they don't have to come from the top.
The prime minister has made clear his view that any attempt to eliminate COVID-19 entirely in Australia would carry too high an economic cost.
Research shows criminal defendants and asylum seekers can be at a disadvantage when they appear remotely in court. But changes to the set-up and protocols of video hearings can help.
We might need to ignore climate change right now if only to save our sanity, but it certainly hasn’t been ignoring us.
The appeal may lead to a loss of public confidence in the jury system, but that's how the justice process works.
Study raises hopes that we may be closer to herd immunity than previously thought.
The government waited to put in place restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. Now, millions may soon be on the move for a religious celebration, which could make matters even worse.
A new book, which weaves fiction into the origin story of the Oxford English Dictionary, was declared a hit even before its release. Readers will judge whether it lives up to the hype.
Local councils work hand in hand with industries like construction. If the downturn is allowed to cripple councils, that will also hit essential businesses hard.
Futurists have been predicting a working-from-home revolution since the 1970s. The pace of the revolution has been limited by factors other than technology.