Just a little under ten years ago, many situations of temporary migrant labour exploitation would have been framed as issues of labour trafficking.
The primary focus in tackling temporary migrant labour exploitation is workplace breaches. But should it be?
There are a number of reasons some children struggle to walk with a flat foot.
Some toddlers are unable to walk with their whole foot on the ground. This should be checked out by a health professional.
Chevron’s Gorgon project is one of a few in Australia subject to the petroleum resource rent tax.
Australia is missing out on revenue from some gas projects because the petroleum resource rent tax doesn't apply.
The centenary of the first world war is being memorialised around the world. But as it fades from living memory, our children's education sits uneasily with the uncritical demands of commemoration.
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire recently courted controversy with comments about journalist Caroline Wilson.
The growing trend for ads to attract media attention for being outrageous or offensive has led to a conflation of sex and sexism that is doing great harm.
The typical view at a concert when fans take out their smartphones.
There's a time and place for a smartphone and some artists and sports stars want you to stop using them when they're performing. Just enjoy the live event instead.
The GOP establishment may not be too disappointed if Trump never becomes president.
A host of vast and persistent economic inequalities in America has created the perfect environment for a right-wing populist like Donald Trump.
The Western Distributor project announced by the Andrews government will benefit Melbourne’s suburban residents in the west and north, but inner-city elites are mobilising against it.
It's a project that creates benefits for Melbourne's western suburbs and the state as a whole. But the inner-city elite don't like it and recent experience suggests their opinion holds sway.
Australia still rates poorly on clean energy and climate action.
A new UN report puts Australia in 20th place in the global effort to secure health, security and environmental sustainability across the world. Scandinavian nations lead the way, while Africa trails.
All hail the ‘silver surfer’. But other terms used to describe older Australians are not so complimentary.
Our mixed feelings about ageing are clearly revealed in the language we use to talk about it.
PrEP works by preventing susceptible cells becoming infected with HIV. Truvada blocks the HIV virus from making copies of itself.
Efficacy is estimated to be as high as 99% in men who have sex with men who take Truvada daily.
Building enough solar panels will be much easier if energy efficiency policy is ramped up at the same time.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
There's a wider trend towards linking the energy and climate portfolios, and not before time – the race is on towards a low-carbon economy, and joined-up policy gets faster results.
Queensland independent Peter Wellington backed Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) to form government after she promised to act on political donations.
At long last, Australia has a government that is prepared to introduce real-time disclosure for political donations – a crucial change that lets voters make an informed choice at the ballot box.
Describing someone as 'hysterical' associates them with traits long deemed feminine – being overly emotional, out-of-control and irrational. If levelled against a male, the charge would impugn his manliness.
The government’s first priority should be to improve conditions in offshore detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
The key challenge for the returned Turnbull government is to formulate policies that present Australia as a good global citizen willing to take its fair share of refugees.
The Chinese Australia free trade agreement won’t necessarily lead to a flood of Chinese workers.
The free trade agreement between Australia and China won't mean an influx of Chinese workers, but rather an increase in Chinese investment which could be key to some Australian industries.
Radiologists will struggle to find black lung in x-rays if they haven’t been told to look for it.
Recent cases of black lung in Queensland coal miners after many years of no known cases have raised important questions about control of dust exposure in coal mines.
Spiral galaxy NGC 3953 is a veritable star making machine, but why do some galaxies stop forming new stars?
Galaxies are supposed to be the place where new stars are formed. So what causes some to stop this stellar production line?
Three more years for Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
By hand: voters use paper and pencil to cast their ballots in the 2016 Australian federal election.
There's something about seeing the ballot process take place – the vote, the count – that inspires confidence. That wouldn't be the same with any electronic voting system.