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First-time voters are often treated as a homogenous group, but new research shows they make their decisions in a variety of ways. AAP/Danny Casey

New research reveals how young Australians will decide who gets their vote

Young people voting for the first time in the upcoming federal election can be broadly grouped into five categories: impulsive, collective, instinctive, principled and pragmatic.
In the very beginning of the Roman calendar (more than 2000 years ago), there were only 10 months in the year. Jule Berlin/Shutterstock

Curious Kids: how did the months get their names?

December is named for the Roman word for "tenth". So, why is it the twelfth month?
A makeshift memorial at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch after a gunman killed 50 worshippers at the Al Noor Masjid and Linwood Masjid. Mick Tsikas/AAP

We need to stop conflating Islam with terrorism

The arguments of far right commentators who conflate Islam with extremism are flawed. In the rich and complex tradition of Islam, extremists are a small minority who often target other Muslims.
Residents of the outer suburbs like the green spaces and sense of community, but lament the lack of access to transport and other services. theskaman306/Shutterstock

Living ‘liveable’: this is what residents have to say about life on the urban fringe

Much of the growth in our cities is in the outer suburbs, now home to around 5 million people. And that creates problems like traffic that detract from the advantages residents see in living there.
Out of 13 recommendations in the Regions at the Ready report, the government has accepted only five without reservation. Shutterstock

How big ideas for regional Australia were given short shrift

After waiting eight months for the government response to a major report on regional Australia, the outcome has been underwhelming, sticking to the same old ideas.
Di Australia, kebanyakan perempuan tidak melaporkan kekerasan seksual yang dialaminya di tempat kerja bahkan ketika kekerasan tersebut telah melewati batas kewajaran. shutterstock.com

Perempuan tidak melapor ketika dilecehkan di kantor karena tidak ada yang mendengar mereka

Kebanyakan perempuan tidak melaporkan pelecehan seksual yang dialaminya di tempat kerja. Mereka takut akan menunjukkan reaksi berlebihan yang malah mengancam keberlangsungan karirnya
Il existe des liens entre l'amitié et la réussite, scolaire ou sociale. Shutterstock

Ecole primaire : comment aider un enfant à se faire des amis

Se faire des amis n’est pas toujours si évident pour les enfants. Voici quelques conseils pour les parents et enseignants qui veulent les aider à poser les bases d’une vie sociale épanouie.
The last four decades in Iran have been marked by internal tension due to its political system, which combines theocratic and republican elements. from shutterstock.com

Forty years on from the Iranian Revolution, could the country be at risk of another one?

Reformers have tried to modernise Iran for decades but have failed mainly due to the country's powerful theocracy. And then there are those who want to overthrow the regime altogether.

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