Despite our geographical distance, Britain leaving the EU will affect Australia substantially.
For Australia, Brexit is the diplomatic equivalent of moving into a shared house with a divorcing couple.
How does a city shape women’s feelings of safety?
Pamela Salen, XYX Lab, Monash University 2017
Where do women feel safe - or unsafe - in city streets? A new research project has unearthed some disturbing responses.
US President Donald Trump argues manufacturing jobs are being lost to imports and multilateral trade agreements.
A border adjustment tax would raise government revenue and boost jobs in export-driven industries, which tend to concentrate in the embattled manufacturing sector.
Jonathan Bredin, a co-author of this article, at work.
Photo: Nathan Oxley
New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
Who would have thought that, scarcely five weeks after Treasurer Scott Morrison, paraded a chunk of coal in parliament, planning for Australia’s energy needs would be dominated by renewables, batteries…
We know obesity is bad for health - but most people don’t realise it’s implicated in causing many cancers.
Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
Allowing nursing home residents to come and go as they wish may not be so dangerous after all.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.
Penalising unfortunate events such as these is unlikely to improve the overall safety of the hospital.
There is little if any evidence that the frequency of sentinel events reflects the overall quality of care provided by a hospital.
An emissions cap could save Australians up to A$500 each year in fuel costs.
Petrol image from www.shutterstock.com
The Australian government is considering a cap on car emissions, and the savings in fuel and health costs mean there's no reason to delay.
The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching again, in its first back-to-back mass bleaching event.
The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching again. Without greater action on climate change and water quality, its World Heritage status could be listed as "in danger".
Parisians gather at the Bataclan nightclub on November 13, 2016, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of terror attacks that took 130 lives across Paris.
Colleen Murrell speaks to The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey about living in and reporting from Paris in the wake of a wave of terror attacks in the last two years.
Doctors know most scans for low back pain are useless, but they have trouble convincing patients.
Reducing health-care waste relating to unnecessary tests has been a major priority for researchers, governments and health services for decades. But how do we change the behaviour of doctors?
Pauline Hanson after her One Nation party performed worse than expected at the WA election.
AAP/Rebecca Le May
The controversial preference deal with the Liberals, and a disastrous campaign, saw One Nation perform worse than expected in Western Australia.
Actor and presenter Faustina Agolley speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Donor blood must be compatible with the patient’s blood to minimise the chance of a transfusion reaction.
Our bodies contain trillions of red blood cells. Each is covered in an array of proteins and sugars, inherited from our parents, which determine our blood group.
Newly-elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed,left, and outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
The Somali election didn't deliver the long-awaited universal suffrage, but was another exercise in limited democracy that extended only to a small part of the population.
‘Going forward’ is a boardroom and husting escapee that has now made it big time in the workplace, and even outside.
When they start life, clichés are fetching and memorable phrases. But overuse has sucked them of vitality – and now they walk among the living dead.
A baleen whale feeding in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.
Dr Krista Hupman
There are plenty of mammals that have adapted to life in water, some more than others. That meant they also had to adapt the way they feed.
There is no transparency in how the Australian Border Force operates when it comes to deporting illegal migrant workers.
Australia needs to empower migrant workers to report abuse, and more effectively punish employers that do the wrong thing.
If you live near a pokie venue, you are more likely to gamble and suffer harm.
Allowing pokies to continue to be concentrated in Tasmania’s most stressed local areas will continue to cause preventable harm to tens of thousands of Tasmanians every year.