Scott Morrison's new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
Rates of elective surgery are rising most among those aged over 85, due to advances in anaesthesia and techniques such as keyhole surgery. But it's also much riskier.
There are the real challenges facing Papua New Guinea, and the current leadership crisis in Port Moresby may or may not not produce a meaningful response to them.
Nearly one-quarter of young people surveyed said women exaggerated claims of sexual assault. This is only one reason why education on underlying values that lead to violence against women matters.
A new clothing recycling process can counter the environmental costs of fast fashion.
Public school funding aims for every student to have the same opportunities. But a new study shows parents contributions still perpetuate inequality in government schools.
With the AFL's indigenous round about to take place, it's important to recognise the full history of Indigenous involvement in the sport, including the many obstacles players faced.
The Queensland Labor government still must approve two outstanding environmental management plans for the Adani mine to go ahead.
New data published by the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council show that prison sentences for sex offences are getting longer in the state, and will probably continue to increase.
Labor's defeat revives a familiar problem in Australian political history: the left's inability to show how its policies can improve people's material conditions.
Everything you need to know – where it is, the environmental impact, Indigenous land rights issues and actual profitability – of the Adani Carmichael coal mine in one simple interactive.
An image of a ship on a rock in Western Australia's Dampier Archipelago depicts HMC Mermaid – the main vessel of Phillip Parker King, an unsung hero of Australian exploration.
Current environment laws are manifestly failing Australian animals.
The global evidence from more than 300 studies on the economic impact of unionisation shows unions do not, overall, reduce productivity.
A small finch has stalled the multi-million-dollar Carmichael mine.
A shorten Labor government will consider mandating food reformulation targets and health star ratings. These are important moves in the fight against obesity and obesity-related conditions.
A new exhibition illustrates the British monarchy's transition from global powerhouse to modern celebrities. But idolised images reign.
In three decades Australia's merchant fleet has declined from about 100 ships to 14. It's mostly to do with ships changing flags to avoid local laws and crews.
New laws in the UK have led to convictions for a range of deplorable behaviours used to control partners in relationships. It's time Australia reconsidered introducing such legislation here.
Les Murray's signature style was a potent mix of ordinary language, specialist vocabulary, and eccentric syntax. His poetry made us see things anew.