Trade apprenticeships are male-dominated and already have a high level of support.
Both major parties have promised more money to help boost apprenticeship numbers, including by providing incentives to employers. But history shows this isn't the best way to spend public dollars.
A young protester speaks during a rally on climate inaction at Bondi Beach in May.
Bianca de Marchi/AAP
Young voters want leaders who are transparent, honest, and display integrity. They also crave stability.
It’s time Australian politicians were guided by national climate change legislation.
Nation-wide climate legislation would not only help reduce our carbon emissions, but also boost economic growth.
WhatsApp says more than 1 billion use the app.
Two security scares in the past 24 hours should prompt you to make sure your software is up-to-date. But what are the risks?
Eyes on the prize: if the polls are right, Bill Shorten will become the next prime minister. But what kind of prime minister would he be?
The Labor leader's personal popularity is stubbornly low, but this has allowed him to build himself as a team player, and position him well to become Australia's next prime minister.
Tip for the ballot box. Labor can manage money. So can the Coalition.
History shows there's no best economic manager. They're both pretty good.
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It remains to be seen whether the Liberals' campaign woes in Lyons will have any impact on the neighbouring battleground seats of Bass or Braddon, which recent polls suggest the Liberals could regain.
Pornography can give women new sexual ideas and make them feel like their body and their sexual preferences are normal. But there are downsides too.
Claudia van Zyl
Most young women we interviewed said they gained pleasure watching sexually explicit material, but their focus was often on their male partner's needs, desires and expectations, rather than their own.
Bill Shorten tearfully responded to the latest attack aimed at him by News Corp – a move that seemingly backfired for the Murdoch media empire.
Lack of scrutiny of the Coalition, barrage of criticism aimed at Labor: News Corp's coverage of the election campaign has been the definition of partisan.
To reduce the risk of accidents, cyclists can wear bright clothing, use lights and steer clear of car doors, where possible.
Cyclists account for one in five hospitalisations for transport-related injures in Australia. And around 38 cyclists are killed each year.
On the first Tuesday of every month but one the Reserve Bank has to make a decision. This time the inflation rate is zero.
Interest rate cuts don't work like they used to, and they help us put off the hard things we need to do to improve our lives.
Given a stable but not spectacular primary vote, the Greens, led by Richard di Natale (centre), seem likely to retain their presence in parliament.
The Greens' fortunes have fed off Labor's performance: a weakened Labor means more support for the Greens. But this election the party is more likely to maintain its parliamentary presence.
In an urban setting like central Footscray, where only 1% of the area is public space, the value of the humble footpath needs to be recognised.
Footpaths are a valuable space for everyday social activity, but their role is often overlooked. In increasingly dense urban areas such as Footscray, footpaths are essential public spaces.
A visualisation of a binary neutron star merger.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab
The signal came in on ANZAC Day, ripples in space-time from the merger of two neutron stars an estimated 500-million light years away. But where it happened is still a mystery.
The leaders debate returned Western Australia to the political spotlight this week.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND
Pre-poll votes within the first 24 hours were almost double the number at the same stage in 2016. That could hurt some minor parties who traditionally spend big in the last few weeks of a campaign.
BPD is common, affecting 1-4% of Australians.
People with borderline personality disorder are often treated as if they have a personality flaw, rather than mental health issues stemming from trauma. It's time we changed its name.
Inquiry encourages students to explore and understand the application of concepts in a real-world context.
Instead of just memorising facts and figures, an inquiry-based approach is one where the teacher facilitates students to discover knowledge for themselves.
Tennis player Venus Williams may have Sjögren’s syndrome but here she was, earlier this year, competing in the Miami Open.
Sjögren’s syndrome has no cure. Here's how it affects the body and what the future might bring for people with this challenging autoimmune disease.
The majority of Australian women change their name when they marry.
Photo byMarc A. Sporys / Unsplash
We are three professional women who all made different decisions regarding name changes.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to be overweight or obese. But it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight while young than wait until later to shift the kilos.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.