A swift, certain and fair approach is designed to encourage offenders to comply with the conditions of their sentence.
Following Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence, should the state change the way it sentences offenders?
Conservative critics accuse political correctness of promoting a censorious closure of public debate.
What are the arguments of both sides in the "political correctness" wars that have flared up in the US and Australia in recent times? Is there light amidst so much heat?
Young women in the survey showed less interest and knowledge on long-term investments.
Young women are are confident in implementing budgeting and savings strategies, but lack the knowledge and confidence required to implement long-term financial strategies, a new pilot study finds.
Melbourne-based start up Choovie will launch a service offering demand based ticket pricing to filmgoers at the end of March.
Imagine if you could pay less to see films that are less popular. Dynamic ticket pricing already happens in China – and it's about to start here in over 100 Australian cinemas.
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The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Office for Emergency Management. War Production Board, c. 1942-3.
National Archives and Records Administration (US)
On Trump's inauguration day, alt-right activist Richard Spencer was punched in the street, on camera. The internet's reaction to this event raises important moral questions around violence and power.
Felicity Huffman in Transamerica, which signified a shift in depictions of transgender people.
Historically, pop culture has tended to depict transgender people as objects of comedy or monstrous freaks. But attitudes are changing, as a new novel featuring a transgender child shows.
Donald Trump delivering his inaugural address.
Rhetoric can tell us a great deal about a person, or a President. Donald Trump's inaugural address was light (but dark) on metaphors, and full of divisive antitheses.
Tim Laman was the overall winner of the Wildlife Photography Competition for his series Entwined Lives.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition features sumptuous images: from giant cuttlefish courting to a vertigo-inducing portrait of an orangutan taken with a GoPro camera.
Young Australian tennis player Oliver Anderson has been charged with match-fixing over a game in 2016.
The problem of corruption in tennis is likely to be an ongoing threat. So, it is important that the Tennis Integrity Unit develop into a trusted and convincing anti-corruption team.
From 2026 onwards there will be 48 countries in the final FIFA World Cup tournament instead of the current 32.
The main objections raised to FIFA"s planned expansion of the World Cup are that the decision has been made on financial and/or political rather than footballing grounds.
Being understanding of where your partner is coming from can be both good and bad in a relationship.
For over two decades, psychologists and communication scholars have been seriously studying the degree a person is able to correctly understand another’s unsaid thoughts or feelings.
Seed-eating birds like this male king parrot enjoy birdbaths - but they like food even more.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia's urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
Interior of the ‘Great Hall’ at the old Fyansford Paper Mills.
Photographer: Donna Squire
The people of Geelong are connecting with their industrial past as the city undergoes a community-led creative transformation.
Time to sink into some deep thoughts.
Want to contemplate some big questions this summer but don't know where to start? Here are some top picks from some of Australia's top philosophers.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott was widely reported in the media for remarks he made about the Disability Support Pension (DSP) while being interviewed on radio. This was a few days ago now, and no doubt…
Peisistratus the tryant enters Athens with a woman dressed as Athena (wisdom) to fool the mob.
No one said he’d win the Presidency. He has. Many fear that Trump will be a tyrant. Will he be?
Writers from Thucydides to Montesquieu have dissected tyranny. Their words assume new pertinence given these fears, and may cast analytic light on coming events.
Alcohol and other drugs are significant risk factors for precipitating violence.
A new study has revealed heavy episodic drinking doubles the risk of family and domestic violence.
What we buy can be an extension of what we want to convey about our identity and status.
The expensive things we buy say a lot about our identity, the way we think, and how we feel.
A paper was published and much discussed online recently, which demonstrates all the problems that I - and other critics - have with the way research is done and interpreted in the world of chiropractic…