Students and teachers protesting at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5, 2018.
Far from proof of a flawed education system, politically active school students are evidence our education system is working well.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, receive a “hongi,” a traditional Māori welcome, from Māori elders on the lawns of Government House in Wellington, New Zealand in October 2018. In New Zealand, Māori elect members to parliament from designated Māori constituencies – and the right to participate offers more than the ‘duty to consult’ in Canada.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
In New Zealand, sovereignty is disputed, but the Maori case for sharing it with settlers underscores the limits of First Nations consultation in Canada.
Success with conservation of Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-Cockatoos can now be compared with other bird conservation efforts around the country.
New research has shown how to measure conservation progress for Australia's 238 endangered bird species
Election winner, former coup leader, Josaia Voreq “Frank” Bainimarama, speaking at a climate change conference in Germany in November 2017.
The re-election of a former coup leader as Fiji's prime minister comes as Australia pays more heed to the south-west Pacific.
Relying on a change in the top job to change the organisation is a recipe for future disappointment.
There's symbolic power in heads rolling when an organisations does wrong. But cultural change is more complicated than that.
Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama speaking at a trade forum in Brisbane in July last year.
Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power. He won an election in 2014.
Quetiapine is increasingly prescribed a sleeping drug.
Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug to treat severe mental illness, but it makes people feel sleepy, so has also been used as a sleeping pill – by prescription and illicitly.
Racing to the finish at the Melbourne Cup in 2017.
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It's not only fans that dress up on Melbourne Cup Day. There is plenty of gear racehorses can wear, from blinkers to nose bands, ear plugs and even a tail chain. But do they do any good?
Playing with every day items increases kids’ creativity and engagement.
Recycled or scrap parts including tunnels, pipes, crates, foam, rubber and plastic parts make for better play equipment for kids than a fixed swing set.
Some social situations are more conducive to phubbing than others.
Looking at your phone while in the presence of others – called phubbing – has become commonplace. But who gets phubbed most? How frequently? And in what situations?
Crops, soils and fungus are a tricky mix.
An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could be used in sustainable agriculture. But there's still a lot we don't know, and new research suggests these fungi can sometimes do more harm than good.
The dingo, Australia’s largest mammalian carnivore, has a broad diet that varies across the continent.
A survey of 32,000 samples of dingo droppings and stomach contents reveal that this predator's appetite is as wide-ranging as Australia's landscapes. But medium and large mammals are top of the menu.
Total destruction: Syrian soldiers patrol in south Damascus, Syria, in May 2018.
The Syrian civil war may be coming to an end, but the suffering and uncertainty are far from over for its people.
The vocational education sector has an important role to play in social inclusion of disadvantaged groups in learning and work.
VET’s role in employable skill development is critical. But we also need to strongly support the role VET plays in getting disadvantaged groups into education and work.
Australia’s English-based common law system does not offer adequate protection against sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment laws in Australia are limited in their reach. But changing our tort law by adopting a rule from the Roman legal system could give victims another path to justice.
Teachers can help support students though the stress of their parents’ separation or divorce.
Children can experience stress during their parents' separation or divorce. Here's how teachers can support them through this tough time.
Invasion Day protests have been growing in size and number across the country in recent years.
An alternative holiday for Indigenous people doesn’t address the arguments against celebrating nationhood on a day that causes offence to some citizens.
Protests during the Iranian Revolution, 1978 represent broader struggles across the region between secular and Islamic models of governance playing out.
The Iranian Revolution was a hard-fought battle for those in favour of the Islamist model of governance, inspiring similar movements that have had varying degrees of success across the region.
Contestants Sonya Mefaddi and Hadil Faiza were asked to leave My Kitchen Rules after threatening another team. Sonya later spoke of how she had been bullied as a child.
Bullying is a serious public health problem. Yet too often, reality TV shows trade in insults and name calling.
Freshwater cypress swamp, First Landing State Park, Va.
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Wetlands are some of the world's most undervalued weapons against climate change. They store huge quantities of carbon – but without better protection, many could soon be drained or paved over.