Allowing our citizens to be somebody else's problem, out of sight and out of mind, does not actually make the security risk to Australians go away.
A program aimed at getting people home safely has cost A$300 million but has had little impact, aside from increased intoxication in CBD venues. Rates of assaults and road crashes are much the same.
Adani's request for the names of individual scientists reviewing their groundwater management plan has chilling implications for scientific independence.
Australia doesn't want to deal with its own recycling waste, so why do we think other countries should do it for us?
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political fortunes on bringing Iran out of isolation. Now, it appears he's losing control to hard-liners in Iran.
If you're overlooking potential romantic partners because they're not who you envisioned as 'the one', it might be time to reassess your approach.
A muscle-wasting condition called sarcopenia affects up to one-third of older adults. The good news is that people with sarcopenia can rebuild their muscle mass.
In VR you can explore the world from a different point of view. And studies have shown that experiencing new perspectives in the virtual world can alter your behaviour in real life.
Free inquiry has always been a fraught business, from Eden to Facebook, but is a key component of any open society. It shouldn't be taken for granted.
Most common chronic diseases are the outcome of complex interactions between genetic, environmental and social risk factors, so a genetic risk score, on its own, isn't much help.
Academia can play an important role by helping institutions break out of their silos to improve large carnivore conservation.
Think of it like a ladder. You might not be at the top right now, but each new thing you learn takes you a step closer and means that your parents can relax the rules a little.
Fake meat may be the food of the future.
Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for Australian women. There are many risk factors for heart disease, but one we don't pay enough attention to is poor mental health.
Media Files: Australians’ trust in news media is falling as concern over ‘fake news’ grows
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A recent survey found Australian news consumers are the 'lightest' news consumers out of 38 countries, use fewer sources to access news and are more likely to subscribe to Netflix than news.
The High Court has decided that a man who donated sperm to a friend is considered a legal parent – a ruling that could have a chilling effect on similar artificial insemination arrangements.
Les bénéfices pour la santé du sport et de l’exercice physique sont désormais largement démontrés. Mais la marche permet-elle d’obtenir les mêmes avantages ?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can learn from the pitfalls that contributed to the downfall of the Rudd and Gillard governments.
This massive red gum has stood for 300 years, as if in defiance of the modern world and the development that has encircled it.
When children are being clingy, they're communicating their feelings. This is normal and healthy. Parents can help by acknowledging the feelings that come with their child's behaviour.