The government is now firmly focused on lowering household power bills.
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Australians are angry about electricity prices and both the federal government and opposition are proposing to cap them. Will this approach work, and what are the risks?
A real fire in southern New South Wales - not to be confused with the metaphorical one in the halls of Canberra.
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With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, our leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.
A protestor outside the Virginia courtroom where Paul Manafort was convicted of fraud on Tuesday.
The legal travails of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen bring the Mueller investigation into the White House.
Medical and mental health professionals and refugee rights groups are all calling for urgent care for children affected by trauma on Nauru.
A boy has been flown to Australia from Nauru for urgent medical treatment for suspected resignation syndrome.
Gary Cooper as Uncle Harvey in Skylab. He offers a powerful performance as a man consumed by anger concerning the past treatment of his people.
In 1979, the American satellite Skylab crashed in Western Australia. A new play imagines what happened to an Aboriginal family nearby.
The Verdins principles affect the way offenders with mental health problems are sentenced in a court of law.
Being assigned overseas is no longer a career choice for a single breadwinner, but involves compromises between couples or within families.
The rise of professional couples has added to the complexity of ensuring overseas assignments are a success for both employer and employee.
To become prime minister, Turnbull made himself a willing hostage at the outset to right-wing policies that contradicted his political persona.
In staying hostage to this right-wing lunge, rather than fighting to move it back to the mainstream, Turnbull erased his moderate face, destroying his only utility – electoral utility – to the Liberals.
Different types of meditation can decrease our stress levels to varying degrees.
Meditation and yoga affect the brain's stress response system to help us feel more relaxed. They can even lower our blood pressure.
Successive governments have seen the Great Barrier Reef not just as a scientific wonder, but as a channel to further economic development.
The $444 million awarded to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been criticised as a politically calculated move. But governments have been asking what the reef can do for them ever since colonial times.
The glass slippers in Disney’s 2015 film version of Cinderella.
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There is nothing new about a shoe fetish. Fairy tales have long featured amazing, high-tech footwear: from seven-league boots to glass slippers to red shoes.
The US planted a flag on the moon in 1969 – but it was only symbolic.
No country can lay claim to sovereignty over a planet, moon or rocky body. But in the absence of clear laws regulating mining in space, it's a case of first in, best dressed for resource extraction.
The dominant belief among Australian university students now is that God had no hand in creating or developing humans.
According to our 32-year longitudinal study of first year science students, belief in creationism has declined over time.
Selection panels interrupt women more than men and ask them more follow-up questions, subtly questioning their competence.
The vast majority of managers said they wanted "the best person for the job". They had less idea of just who that might be, or how to ensure appointments on merit and equity targets co-exist.
There are more than 50,000 public bridges in Australia. (The Sea Cliff bridge is one Australia’s newer bridges, built in 2005).
Australian bridges are generally safe, but we don't have transparent information about how often they're inspected or maintained.
Happy days: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in parliament.
Labor has managed more cohesion in recent years because its left and right wings have shifted to common ground - partly through its factions.
Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership challenge from Peter Dutton - for now.
The crowding of the centre-right is having profound consequences for Australian politics, not just Turnbull’s troubled time as prime minister.
Melbourne Town Hall lit up with the rainbow for the Coming Back Out Ball.
In the midst of the same-sex marriage debate, Melbourne held The Coming Back Out Ball, an evening to honour queer elders.
Tourists queue to take a photograph of the Mona Lisa at The Louvre.
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At a time when even accountants are looking for a more compelling understanding of value, it is imperative that the arts – where individual experience is central – resist the evangelical call of quantification.
Australia was once at the forefront of RPAS regulation, but we now trail other jurisdictions – and we’re alarmingly misaligned with international best practice.
We don’t yet know how NDIS participants make trade-offs.
We don't actually know how NDIS participants weigh their personal goals and then make choices about achieving them through services, supports, therapies and interventions.
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Our penchant for overturning political leaders didn't appear overnight. But it has been intensified through constant polls and, in the Liberals' case, the fact that the party allows it.
Modelling should be a chance to test your assumptions, not just confirm them.
We need to move past biased, opaque models for energy policies.
Blue whales are the largest creatures to have ever lived on Earth.
The only sea creature known to attack blue whales is the orca, also known as a 'killer whale'. But humans present a much bigger threat to them.
The experience “this happened to me” is stronger than “this happened” in memory formation.
We sometimes see memory as a video camera, recording our lives accurately and without bias – but this is a myth. Instead, our childhood memories are intricately shaped by our family and culture.