Victoria is the first state to pass legislation to begin a treaty process with Indigenous Australians.
As treaty negotiations begin in Victoria, each party will have to accept the other’s legitimacy; that their own power is not absolute and unconditional.
The news media routinely 'beats up' shark stories in search of clicks and profits, according to focus groups and surveys of social media posts.
LGBTQ+ scientists feel like they have to come out over and over again.
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In many ways, science can be as much about the people doing it as the science itself. A new online initiative is addressing the invisibility of LGBTQ+ people in science.
For decades, state and federal governments have shed environmental budgets and staff. Now it's up to volunteers to fill the gap.
Women make up just 1% of the workforce in the construction, engineering and automotive trades in Australia.
Bringing more women into the trades requires challenging social stigmas and improving mentoring programs and workplace culture.
The university’s most important strength is its intellectual independence, and the academic freedom that assures that independence.
Australian higher education policy debates focus primarily on how and by whom universities are funded. This diminishes understanding of universities' democratic purpose and wider social mission.
The Murrumbidgee River is one of several sites in the Murray-Darling Basin where improvements are being detected.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been politically fraught and mired in scandal. But environmental monitoring suggests that the health of the rivers is indeed improving – even if it will take decades.
Current guidelines state students aged five to 18 shouldn’t be spending more than two hours per day engaged in electronic media for entertainment.
Guidelines for screen use for students need to take more than just time into account. Sleep, eye health, posture and other wellbeing issues need consideration as well.
Recent research found that media reports on women in the military are perpetuating male dominance.
Media reporting on women in the military plays an important role in cultural change. Recent research shows Australian newspapers focus on scandal and place responsibility on the women involved.
Air strikes by the US, France and Britain destroy the Scientific Research Center building in Damascus, Syria.
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The US, France and Britain launching air strikes this weekend on Syria in retalition for an alleged gas attack by the Assad regime – but niether side is likely to up the ante soon.
With hectic scheduling and constant teaching demands, teachers are turning to social media to meet urgent professional learning needs.
Twitter provides a low-cost, easy to access platform for teachers to connect with other teachers, gain support and find resources that fit their specific professional development needs.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is sworn in for a second term at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall.
The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.
Like two peas in a pod, if the pod was an egg and the peas were chickens.
Eggs are tiny wonders, but even wonders can go wonky sometimes. We look at everything from double-yolkers to eggs with no shell at all.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
Around 40% of children in out-of-home care have been there for five years or more.
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals grim detail on the breadth of child abuse in Australia. But crucial national data on abuse in out-of-home care remains elusive.
Until the jihadist rebel groups are wiped out, there will be more civilian casualties, like this man and young boy in Eastern Ghouta.
Despite a devastating toll in the seven-year conflict, which has seen 400,000 people killed and six million displaced, there is no end in sight for the people of Syria.
Universities need to find more ways to encourage Indigenous students to go on to postgraduate study and become academics.
When it comes to increasing Indigenous Australians' participation in higher education, we could take a leaf from our neighbour's book.
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters in east Afrin, Syria.
Over the past three decades, Turkey has launched countless operations across the Iraqi and Syrian borders, succeeding only in making matters worse for itself. This time may be no different.
A parliamentary select committee will hold hearings and receive public submissions on the euthanasia bill.
New Zealand MPs will cast a conscience vote on a euthanasia bill. But with 49 out of 120 seats held by 'list' MPs, this raises issues about the democratic process under the country's electoral system.
Transition to school is a difficult time for children.
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At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.