Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter announced that sabotaging food will now attract a penalty of up to 15 years’ imprisonment.
After a spate of sewing needles being found in strawberries, the federal government has moved quickly to tighten penalties for those who sabotage fruit. But it is unlikely to be a strong deterrent.
In Steven Sewell’s play, two physicists search for ‘truth’.
Stephen Sewell's play questions truth, humanity and what constitutes our individual and collective worlds.
The poll comes after Morrison’s burst of intense activity to get on.
the front foot.
The Newspoll two party vote remains much worse than the last days of Malcolm Turnbull, and the controversy over his ousting continues.
CFMMEU workers protest on September 6, demanding the abolition of the federal government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission.
The stand-off between the Morrison government and one of the country's largest unions, the CFMMEU, should be seen as a contest of politics and ideology rather than simply one of industrial relations.
Call that a weapon? Playing Fortnite, a web-based multiplayer survival game.
The epic online game Fortnite was released a year ago and has attracted millions of fans (and detractors). So how has this game made such an enormous impact?
A 17-year-long study finds that a Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk in women by more than a fifth.
Funding boosts to private schools will not necessarily result in lower fees.
Increased funding to Catholic schools won't necessarily make them more accessible for low-income families.
Adelaide has been known as the ‘Athens of the South’, but there are concerns about the current state of arts governance in South Australia.
The arts have long been championed in SA, but in recent years the sector has started to stagnate.
Whatever’s driving the popularity of SUVs like the Toyota Kluger, crash tests and accident data show people are mistaken if they think they increase safety on the road.
Perceptions about safety might be one of the reasons more and more people are buying SUVs. The evidence from crash data, though, is troubling – particularly for other road users.
Residential aged care facilities should be more like a home and less like a hospital.
Large institutions for people with disability and mental illness were once commonplace. These have now been replaced with smaller community-based services. With aged care, we're doing the opposite.
Xanthorrhoea have no real trunk – just tightly packed leaves.
Grass trees are wonderfully odd. They fit no neat definition, and can live up to 600 years.
Transparency isn’t a silver bullet, but increasing it would go some way to changing the secrecy around who has access – and how much – to the government of the day.
A new report from Grattan Institute argues the secrecy and inequality surrounding who has "say" and "sway" in Canberra can be remedied – if politicians can just find the will to do it.
Stuart Skelton in the title role of Peter Grimes.
Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes premiered in 1945, when the composer was 31. The work can be seen as an examination of the individual versus the community and the sinister potential of the collective.
Most people never have the chance to see how animals live in laboratories.
Since 2012, more than 120 of Britain’s universities, research institutions and pharmaceutical companies have signed a public pledge committing them to greater openness in their animal research programs.
Prosecution rates of sexual assault cases remain low, with fewer than 50% of cases brought to court in NSW resulting in conviction.
The change in law is part of broader reforms that came out of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in both NSW and Victoria.
Labor’s plan to pay super to women on paid parental leave would barely boost their retirement incomes.
Bill Shorten says Labor's plan to make super contributions on behalf of women on paid parental leave would have a "big impact". We find its impact would be be minuscule.
New analysis shows parents at advantaged Catholic schools can afford to pay their way.
New analysis shows wealthy parents at advantaged Catholic primary schools could actually afford the increase to school fees under the needs-based model.
Liberal women such as those in the Morrison ministry, pictured here, should organise to achieve structural change - the only kind that ever sticks.
The Liberal Party is at a crossroad in its history. It must take bold steps to ensure better representation in its ranks by introducing gender quotas.
Everyone was up in arms about a lack of privacy with the My Health Record, but the privacy is the same for other types of patient data.
New laws mean My Health Record data is more protected than other patient data. Privacy policies should be the same across the board.
Morrison’s brush strokes on his own portrait are designed to create the image of a leader tuned to the voters’ concerns, rather than the “Canberra bubble”.
Morrison is tactically quicker than Turnbull, just as in his messaging he can cut through more sharply. He's more attuned to the emotional and knee-jerk drivers of today's politics.