As thrilling as they are for audiences, Australia’s musical theatre scene is dominated by productions honed on the West End and Broadway.
Musical theatre nominees at the 2017 Helpmann Awards are dominated by overseas productions. Our own productions need way more support to compete on the world stage.
A comparison of the Australian and New Zealand retirement systems.
While you can't say one retirement system is better than the other, Australia can learn a lot from New Zealand's simpler and more flexible system.
Michael Keenan claims an amnesty will help get illegal guns off Australian streets.
Let’s be realistic about what gun amnesties are, and are not, likely to deliver.
Supporters of after-hours GP services say they reduce pressure on emergency rooms.
Nearly half of the surveyed patients who had used after-hours doctor services reported they would have attended an emergency room had an after-hours GP been unavailable.
Australia is falling far behind other countries in improving car pollution. ,
Australia's road emissions have plateaued – last year showed the smallest reduction on record.
90s sister Sophie Lee in Patricia Piccinini’s
Psychogeography 1996, printed 1998.
from the Psycho series 1996.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Optus Communications Pty Limited, Member, 1998 (1998.252) © Patricia Piccinini
The 1990s was once the forgotten decade of the 20th century but no longer.
Mosul, in Iraq, is one of two declared ‘no-go’ zones.
There are many obstacles to successful prosecution, including obtaining evidence in a war zone and using foreign intelligence in court.
An unverified photo of the ballistic rocket test-fired on May 30 released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency.
KCNA via Reuters
Game theory applies to conflict and cooperation within competitive situations.
Southport station, Nerang Street, soon after the light rail began running in 2014.
The light rail project pushed up property values within 800 metres of the stations by over 30% from 1996 to 2016. Gains on this scale offer a potential source of finance for public transport.
Providing green space can deliver health, social and environmental benefits for all urban residents – few other public health interventions can achieve all of this.
Urban green spaces are most effective at delivering their full range of health, social and environmental benefits when physical improvement of the space is coupled with social engagement.
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band : is this the best popular music has to offer?
Paul Townsend, flickr
Dubbed the greatest album ever by Rolling Stone, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is turning 50. We asked six experts how it had stood the test of time and found opinions diverged widely.
A young Bornean orangutan nursing.
Young orangutans are dependent on their mother's milk for many years and that could have an impact on the survival of the critically endangered species.
Are drones the parcel couriers of the future?
Online shopping giants and logistics firms are trying to improve efficiency and cut carbon – knowing that doing so will reduce their operating costs while appealing to green-minded consumers.
The big four banks will be hit with a new bank levy.
Countries that have similar banking levies have seen them passed on to customers.
Aggressive behaviour exhibited by socially dominant Tasmanian devils may predispose them to infection with devil facial tumour disease.
Sebastien Compte/University of Tasmania
It's the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who're more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
When we look at the latest car models we want fast cars, all-terrain cars or cars to fit the whole family. What about an environmentally friendly car?
The Australian market is awash with highly polluting cars. But there are a couple of key resources to help you find the best vehicle that fits your needs.
Brahms’ piano quartet in G minor was composed for a piano, a violin, a viola and a cello.
The 29-year old Johannes Brahms had his first major public success with his piano quartet in G minor, but not everyone gave it glowing praise.
The government will change the way debt is reported.
Restricting 'good debt' to funding physical assets could make it harder to fund education, health, and other social initiatives.
Data shows coal is on the way out.
As the cost of renewable energy falls, funding a new mine is a risky investment.
A large American tax cut could impact investment in Australia.
The Trump tax cut will create new investment in America, but at the expense of countries like Australia