What does the data say on boat arrivals around the time of the 2011 live export ban?
What does the data say about the number of boat arrivals around the time of the 2011 live export ban?
Performance pay initiatives have been experimented with around the world, with little success.
Performance pay is seen as an unsuccessful intervention which oversimplifies and even demeans educational practice. It won't improve teacher quality in Australia.
Anna Creek, the world’s largest working cattle station, formerly part of the Kidman estate.
Treasurer Scott Morrison's reason for rejecting the Chinese bid offers a radically different definition of 'national interest' but doesn't say much about how foreign interests are defined.
The budget papers aren’t so scary, if you know how to read them.
Never been in a budget lockup? Here's a cheat guide to finding what you need to know about the federal budget.
Modern day ecology involves large collaborations, such as this team at the Ethabuka South Site as part of the Nutrient Network.
Where once scientists used to be solitary creatures, today science is a highly collaborative affair, and the latest research in ecology is no exception.
Government spending, in part, reflects the policy commitments and borrowings of previous governments.
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen told journalists that since the last federal election, the government has had spending as a percentage of GDP at GFC levels. Is that right?
It’s OK to put your head under but try not to drink the water.
Summer holidays are upon as, and many of us finally get to spend some lazy days by the pool. But how can you ensure this pleasant experience doesn't leave you with any nasty surprises?
China’s upcoming Five-Year Plan places innovation on the table, so will Australians follow the lead and transform alongside their Chinese partners?
Innovation is a core objective of China's next Five-Year Plan, so will Australia follow suit and put innovation rhetoric into innovative action?
Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has flagged concerns about how the extra 12,000 refugees chosen for resettlement in Australia will be picked.
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When asked about a plan to resettle an extra 12,000 refugees in Australia, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi said that the UNHCR determines who is going to be sent to Australia or not. Is that right?
The scheme would be mandatory but consumers would be able to choose their preferred provider.
All insurers would have to provide a comprehensive set of health services to its customer, covering all aspects of their health care.
Nicotiana benthamiana growing in the wild in coastal northern Western Australia.
Australia's risks losing its valuable native plants that could help solve a global food problem. So do we need new laws to stop the seeds being taken overseas?
Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt (second from left) speaking with ALP senator Lisa Singh (back turned) on Q&A.
Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt and ALP senator Lisa Singh couldn't agree on Q&A about whether asylum seeking children "languished" in detention under the previous government. Who was right?
The decision is a win for 69-year-old Queensland breast cancer survivor Yvonne D'Arcy.
Australia's highest court has ruled a gene mutation linked to cancer cannot be patented, ending a long battle over whether companies can own the rights to genetic material.
Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb says the TPP is ‘the biggest global trade deal in 20 years’.
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There's still some way to go before the 12 countries involved can celebrate.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the government is continuing to reduce the deficit and debt.
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The finance minister says the government is reducing the deficit and debt and lowering the spending growth trajectory of the previous government. Is that right?
Hawthorn is among the AFL clubs with the best years in the competition to premierships won ratio.
Being a footy fan is not mainly about the glory of a premiership – it is much more about enjoying the gravel-shovelling entailed in each and every season your club goes without success.
Tony Abbott said Australia takes more refugees on a per capita basis than any other country.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Australia takes more refugees than any other through the UNHCR on a per capita basis. Is that right?
Gorillas in the wild: better than a zoo.
The fortunes of the world's remaining wild gorillas is linked to prosperity in the places where they live - hence the high price of tourist permits. But with economic development comes economic threats too.
Since the 2008 “Digital Education Revolution”, when the government funded laptops for secondary school students, there has been a growing impetus to increase young people’s screen time both in school and…
Goodes did the right thing when he confronted a 13-year-old girl who called him an ape at a 2013 AFL game in Melbourne.
Not everyone who boos footballer Adam Goodes may be racist. But there are things you can do if you witness both overt and subtle, everyday racism.