Forida, who earns about 35 cents (AUD) an hour as a garment worker, subsists on watery rice when her family’s money runs out so her son may eat better.
We wear the evidence of extreme inequality – clothing made by workers in Bangladesh for 35 cents an hour. But we know how to reduce inequality – we just have to do it.
Dr Jim O'Connell and therapy dog Maestro spend some time with a client at the medical respite centre in Boston.
Courtesy of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Life on the street is no place to recover from a stay in hospital, but that's what happens to many people who are homeless. But there's a proven model to provide care that also cuts healthcare costs.
Eliminating stamp duty would bring on more real estate transactions, but that might not be a good thing.
The conventional case for swapping stamp duty for land tax will boost the economy has weak underpinnings.
A firefighter in California. Firefighting is getting more and more expensive as fires get more destructive.
The California fires are just the most recent in a series of major wildfires. Together, they suggest we need to look at alternative ways of living with fire.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack visiting the Mulloon Creek Natural Farm.
The farming system, lauded as a solution to drought, involves slowing water flow in streams using 'leaky weirs'.
A copy of the original White Album signed by George Martin: his son Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell have remixed the album on its 50th anniversary.
Julien''s Auctions/Supplied by WE/AAP
Remixing a Beatles album might be seen as both artistically redundant and cynically commercial. But this remixed classic allows us to experience the album in a new way.
Museum collections are repositories of specimens and data, including specimens, tissue samples and vocal recordings.
from Wikimedia Commons
Taxonomists are becoming as rare as some of the species they work on, and this puts museum collections and conservation efforts under threat and increases the risk of biosecurity incursions.
Studies consistently show mental health does not in and of itself lead to violent behaviour.
Not all terrorist incidents have mental illness as a causal factor, and most violent acts are committed by people without a mental illness.
Michelle Obama: on the campaign trail.
Michelle Obama's new memoir tells the tale of the First Lady's remarkable, but sometimes troubled, journey.
Stan Lee (1922-2018).
Remembering the co-creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic Four and all the rest.
The mosquitoes that spread Japanese encephalitis are usually found in wetlands and drainage ditches, and will be out biting mostly at dawn and dusk.
Japanese encephalitis virus is rare and doesn't usually cause symptoms. But in a small proportion of cases it can result in long-term neurological impairment and death.
Prince Charles, on a visit to Accra, Ghana.
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Charles has been a "rebellious" prince, but that won't translate when he's king.
When individuals from different groups interact positively and cooperate online, society changes for the better.
While social media can serve to amplify social divisions, it can also be a tool for resolving conflict between groups.
Virgin Australia is a dogged publicity hunter. The nation’s second-best known Minogue, Dannii, helped launch its first flight from Sydney to Hong Kong in June 2018.
AAP Image/Supplied by Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia’s great military blunder of 2018 is a case study in corporate social responsibility gone wrong.
Fullilove suggests the time will come when Trump will put the Australian government on the spot.
In a speech titled “After the Midterms”
Fullilove warns Australia may need to increase its defence spending beyond the present commitment and urges the government to reverse some of its cuts to aid.
The most commonly criticised feature of the bill is the arbitrary maximum period of two years within which a decision about permanent placement has to be made.
One of the state's most significant powers is the ability to remove children from their families. Potential reforms in NSW could expand this already racialised power in frightening ways.
Mourners pay their respects to Sisto Malaspina, co-owner of Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, who was killed in Friday’s terror attack.
While broad-based counter-terrorism strategies aren't very effective at preventing lone-actor attacks, community outreach efforts are having success turning troubled young lives around.
Emoji can cloak microaggressions in humour and play.
Emoji can be used on social media to spread racism in ways that make it seem normal, mundane and acceptable.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has said Labor MPs disproportionately come from unions.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said "you can’t reflect society if 90% of your members of parliament were chosen from trade unions and worked in trade unions". Let's take a look at the numbers.
Suspending a student for wagging school likely wouldn’t have the desired punitive effect.
There is conclusive evidence that in most cases, suspension only reinforces negative behaviour.