Vice-chancellors' average remuneration has soared from 2.9 times lecturers' pay in 1975 to 16 times in 2018. New governance arrangements triggered the trend and might be needed to rein it in.
When astronomers started using the new ASKAP radio telescope, they discovered mysterious circular blobs of unknown size and distance in the sky.
Analysis of online listings on common online platforms shows even modest reductions in Airbnb listings increased supply of longer-term rentals. The result was lower local rents.
Unprecedented efforts are driving the global push for a safe and effective vaccine. If and when we have one (or more), here's how it's likely to be rolled out in Australia.
An analysis of social media commentary about socialism versus capitalism shows that people are talking past each other, but some are engaging in more nuanced discussions as well.
New Zealand is one of few countries to enshrine a zero-carbon goal in law, but current climate policies don't keep up with that ambition.
While COVID-19 has highlighted the invaluable nature of medical research, it has unfortunately also seriously disrupted it. In Australia, the sector now teeters on the brink of collapse.
Over spring and early summer, jacarandas and their purple haze line many Australian streets. But how much do you really know about them?
With tensions between China and New Zealand's main security allies increasing dangerously, could Jacinda Ardern play the role of peacemaker?
NAPLAN scores are used to gauge the quality of schools. But the overemphasis on only literacy and numeracy scores stands in the way of providing a more holistic education.
Once nimble and reactive to changing trends, Topshop failed to join the internet shopping revolution and it's paying the price.
Pristine and beautiful or black and dirty? As bushfires become more frequent and we look to Indigenous fire control practices, it is time to reconsider our attitudes to burnt earth.
Investigating senior officers, and where appropriate, taking action against them, is an important part of restoring the reputation of the Australian military abroad.
After becoming Peru's third president in six days, Francisco Sagasti must both lead the country into elections and build a better democracy. It's a test Peruvian leaders largely failed 20 years ago.
Symbolic gesture or assertion of state power? Declaring a climate 'emergency' walks a fine line between hopeful rhetoric and risk to democracy.
The Chinese embassy has suggested the Morrison government might be trying to “stoke domestic nationalism” in its denunciation of an offensive Chinese tweet.
The system for investigating police misconduct, corruption and criminality in Victoria is hopelessly flawed. A culture of integrity within police will take time to build.
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has written to ABC chair Ita Buttrose demanding 15 questions
Charges regarding last year's fatal Whakaari/White Island eruption should not be about blame, but about improving hazard warnings and enforcement, particularly for sites with a history of eruptions.
Lots of viruses have disappeared before. But experts think COVID will stay with us for a long time to come.