NSW teachers say their administrative workload has increased significantly in the past five years.
Public school teachers are working longer hours, which they believe will have a negative impact on their ability to teach students.
Some of the members of a soccer team trapped in a section of Tham Luang cave in Thailand.
ROYAL THAI NAVY/AAP
Of course we should have sympathy for the soccer team trapped in the cave. We should extend similar compassion to those caught up in long-term crises that are harder to tackle.
Red, itchy and dry spots on your fingers and toes are caused by cold, but should resolve on their own.
A "how to" on avoiding and resolving chilblains this winter.
More than 250,000 people took to the streets in a 2016 protest organised by hardline Muslim groups against Jakarta’s Christian mayor.
Indonesia has long been held up as a model of democratic transition in the Muslim world. This view of the country now needs rethinking.
Nobody knows for sure where black holes lead to.
The pull created by a black hole is so strong that if you get too close to one – even if you are travelling away from it at the fastest speed it is possible to go – you will never be able escape.
Living in a country with more gender equality results in better sleep for both men and women.
While women's sleep is affected by children, men's sleep is affected by work and finance stress. Couples living in more gender equal countries have improved sleep quality.
‘Seeing’ through robot eyes.
For roboticists looking to nature for inspiration on how animals see the world, there's a tension between mimicking biology and capitalising on the advances in camera technology.
Fitness makes the heart rate slower, which appears to be better for health and longevity.
The adult heart rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute,but lots of factors can affect this.
We’re great at rationalising our own actions, whether it’s profiteering or eating meat.
Under the right circumstances, most people will act in ways that are opposed to their own morals.
Australian book clubs are overwhelmingly white, middle-aged, middle-class and female.
Most book clubs are white and middle-class. Even today, books and reading can presume a divide between Indigenous oral story-telling and non-Indigenous literacy.
Water sampling for eDNA analysis.
Photograph credit: Katrina West.
DNA sequencing means a scientist can take a bucket of seawater and ID every fish in the area. Now we need a universal 'biobank' of samples to make a truly powerful environment monitoring tool.
It is hoped that the Royal Commission will bring a renewed enthusiasm for suitable and properly adapted customer service provision that values Indigenous consumers and take their circumstances into account.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
With enough will and resourcing, many of the structural issues that make financial services a trial for many Indigenous consumers can be overcome. But we need more regulation to deter sharp practice.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has revealed changes to how GST revenue will be allocated to states.
The unknown loser is who pays for the additional Commonwealth funding.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Evans about the week in Australian politics.
Katharine Murphy ‘On Disruption’
This conversation was hosted by Australian National Univeristy Crawford School of Public Policy and introduced by their Director, Professor Helen Sullivan.
Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in embrace during the groundbreaking summit between the North and South Korean leaders earlier this year.
South Korean president's office handout
North Korea's infrastructure is in dire need of expansion and modernisation. This is where the South can help.
Peer support groups don’t cost much, and thousands of Australians find them useful.
Instead of just helping combat a chronic disease, peer support groups can help improve quality of life.
US President Donald Trump has been reaching out to totalitarian leaders such as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un while snubbing traditional allies.
US President Donald Trump's closeness with totalitarian leaders and indifference towards traditional liberal allies could be a strategy to reposition America against a rising China.
Emily Gare, Tara Silcock, and Lachlan Sukroo perform a ‘precarious’ shoulder balance.
Precarious, the latest offering from Circus Oz, centres around the tale of a missing seed. It is suitably staged in Melbourne's Botanic Gardens.
CatholicCare NT has teams who take time to develop culturally and community appropriate practices.
Photo credit: J. Louth
“You can’t just come in like a fly and take-off” - patience and time on community is key to improving financial well-being in remote communities.
It’s been 50 years since the find of burnt bones in ancient soil, eroded from deep in shoreline dune in NSW.
It's been half a century since Jim Bowler discovered Mungo Lady which changed the course of Australian history. But now he says the find has fallen off the national radar, leaving a legacy of shame.
Australia’s deep history was uncovered at Lake Mungo.
On the golden jubilee of the discovery of Mungo Lady's 40,000-year-old remains, we can reflect on Aboriginal Australia's vast history, which predates the arrival of Homo sapiens in both Europe and America.
There are many reasons why those who laugh and can make others laugh are attractive mates.
Why are we so serious about not being too serious? The philosophy of humour has the answer.
Whistling tree frogs, Litoria verreauxii, are one of the species monitored around Canberra for their response to climate change.
Catching the eye/flickr
Climate change can seem far removed from our everyday lives, which is why a citizen science program measuring how frogs are dealing with a warming world is so important.
Medical imaging such as MRI can seem daunting, and perhaps even a little sci-fi.
There are many different types of medical imaging and they all pick up different things.