Extending pharmaceutical monopolies would substantially increase costs for taxpayers.
The EU is asking Australia to extend drug company monopolies. This could mean Australians wait longer for access to cheaper, generic medicines.
On average, women tend to behave more submissively than men.
In evolutionary terms, it’s better to be at the bottom of the hierarchy than to be dead – and that's why submissive behaviours still persist in us humans. Even if we don't like it.
US President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sign the historic Oslo accord at the White House in September 1993.
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there's no real prospect it ever will.
The brouhaha over a nine-year-old girl refusing to stand for the national anthem appears to confirm that tolerance is on the wane and nationalist sentiment on the rise in Australia.
The storm over a nine-year-old refusing to stand for the national anthem is an indication of how ugly, and misguided, some aspects of national debate have become.
Care work isn’t confined to the home, or care professions such as nursing or childcare, it also happens in professional life – and it’s mostly done by women.
Once artificial intelligence takes over task-based and calculative jobs, the invisible care work that underpins our offices, marketplaces and institutions could finally become more visible and valued.
In Insatiable, Patty (Debby Ryan) seeks revenge on the people who caused her misery.
While thousands have called for the show to be cancelled, Insatiable actually does a good job of depicting the complex nature of disordered eating, sexuality and female pleasure.
In poorer communities, shared spaces tend to be poorly maintained and utilitarian.
We wear our surroundings like a cloak. Lower-income communities often live in environments that discourage healthy, outdoor activities. This perpetuates their poorer health and traps them in poverty.
Malcolm Turnbull has blamed the conservative faction in the Liberal Party for the ‘insurgency’ that led to his resignation as prime minister.
Truth and trust are in short supply in Western democracies. It's imperative our political leaders end the constant bickering and sideshows and restore public confidence in good governance.
Malcolm Turnbull promised to ‘step up’ Australian engagement with the Pacific last year. Will it continue now that he’s gone?
A key question heading into the Pacific Islands Forum is whether Australia can negotiate a new regional security agreement that heeds Pacific leaders' concerns.
A white supremacist holding a US flag over his face during a Unite the Right rally in Washington in August.
Speaking with: journalist David Neiwert on the rise of the alt-right in Trump’s America.
With the election of Trump, these once marginalised groups now have a figurehead who promotes their conspiracy theories to the world.
Members of the Liberal Party’s latter-day “broad church” could do worse than secure copies of these Malcolm Fraser’s manifesto for a new political party.
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Before he died, Malcolm Fraser was working on a manifesto for a new political party with centrist ideals – realising that the Liberal Party had lost touch with the people it asks to elect it.
Riding your bike is by far the healthiest way of getting around.
What's your risk of dying if you cycle to work, versus the health benefits? What about walking, or driving, or catching a train? Here are the risks and benefits.
Older Australians are falling behind younger people in their capacity to access and make use of the internet.
Important programs helping older adults learn how to use the internet are effective but limited.
Prime Minister-elect Scott Morrison would be mistaken if he believed his party’s salvation lay in a further lurch to the right in pursuit of an ill-defined “base”.
Morrison would be mistaken if he believed his party’s salvation lay in a further lurch to the right in pursuit of an ill-defined "base"
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The Liberals who want to tear down Malcolm Turnbull claim they are in a battle for the heart and soul of the party - but where is this heart and soul, and how strong is it?
Melbourne Town Hall lit up with the rainbow for the Coming Back Out Ball.
In the midst of the same-sex marriage debate, Melbourne held The Coming Back Out Ball, an evening to honour queer elders.
Anti-discrimination laws specifically cover gender, but the same is not true for many hate speech statutes in Australia.
It's a crime in many states and territories to publicly threaten or incite violence toward someone based on race, religion and sexual orientation. But what about gender?
An engraving of Dirimera and Conaci by Giuseppe Mochetti taken from a daguerreotype of April 5 1852. Acc no 77930P .
With acknowledgements to the Archives of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia.
Aboriginal children are rarely named in the colonial archive. But the remarkable story of Dirimera and Conaci reveals two boys who, while removed from their land, had a keen sense of sovereignty.
In a recent speech, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attempted to reset Australia’s relationship with China, which has become strained in recent months.
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The prime minister's China "reset" speech indicates he has yielded to diplomatic advice to separate domestic politics from foreign policy.
Discipline, leadership and time management are some of the positives veterans say they bring to their studies. But not everyone has a chance to demonstrate these.
While many military veterans do well on campus, not everyone feels welcome or their views matter. Here's what universities can do better.