Students and staff at universities have many of the same health risk factors, including poor mental health and alcohol consumption.
Universities need to work with staff, students and the community to ensure their health policies are effective.
A new study has found usual drug treatments won’t work for half of patients.
A new study has found more than half of those in drug treatment have cognitive impairments – meaning treatment won't work for them.
Integrating technology into the classroom can have huge benefits. But it’s not always straight forward.
Without addressing teacher concerns about integrating IT in the classroom, we risk creating a generation of students ill-prepared for a digital future.
Children in care were wrongly convicted by the actions of the state.
Children in care have been treated as criminals, despite doing nothing wrong - and they need compensation beyond an apology.
Encouraging physical activity in the playground, in classrooms and before and after school can help.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
Diminishing racism and the policy failure that it causes requires Indigenous voice at all levels of public policy-making and implementation.
AAP/ Neda Vanovac
When it comes to teaching Indigenous students, Australia could learn much from New Zealand.
Whenever you get a chance, even if it’s only ten minutes, engage in shared reading activities.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters after winning with 52% of the vote in the Turkish election.
AAP/Turkish president press office handout
With the Turkish leader winning yet another election, the stage is set for him to consolidate his power at home and in the world.
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.
Jon Tyson on Unsplash
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.
AAP/ Youssef Badawi
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.