John Howland and Dr Mark Bilandzic, winners of the Digital Media mashup award in the Libraryhack 2011 at The Edge, State Library of Queensland.
Innovation precincts are great, but what Australia really needs is a creative space that brings thinkers and doers together to help spark start-ups.
Children need more than one day per week of preschool education to feel secure, build relationships and support learning.
Under new legislation, children from low-income families will receive just 12 hours of early learning support a week, adding to the risk of these children falling behind their peers at school.
Boxing Day sales are a form of ritualised shopping for many Australians.
Not looking forward to the Christmas shopping? Retailers have got ways and means of parting you with your cash.
Strong links to the mining sector have put universities in a difficult position.
There are ‘fossil free’ campaigns at 15 Australian universities, but yet no university has fully committed to divesting in fossil fuels.
Terrorists have become adept at working around airport security.
Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Legislative and managerial weaknesses that exist in Australian airports mean we should not be complacent.
Former Commonwealth Bank employee Jeff Morris struggled for years to reveal breaches by his employer.
Whistleblowers still so often pay a significant personal and professional cost when they reveal wrongdoing.
The Paris attacks dominated mainstream media coverage over the weekend, from Spain to Australia.
To simply say journalists should report in equal amounts on such deaths, regardless of where they occurred, may be nice from a normative perspective. But is it actually realistic?
After the political upheavals in September, which saw Australia’s fourth change of Prime Minister since 2010 with the return of Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal leader, it feels as if things have slowed down…
Understanding the DNA of tumours allows researchers to target treatment to each individual.
Personalised medicine is based on the idea that by understanding the specific molecular code of a person’s disease, and particularly its genetic makeup, we can more accurately tailor treatment.
Have questions about robots and artificial intelligence?
Is genuine artificial consciousness possible? Should we protect jobs from automation? Your questions on AI and robots answered here.
Appearances are deceiving: the Gold Coast has a reputation as the capital of sophisticated “boiler room” investment scams.
Victims of slick "boiler room" scams are typified as naive - even by police - but the reality is very different.
Australian parliaments continue to resist legalising euthanasia or its cousin, assisted suicide.
The Australian public supports legalising euthanasia and bills are introduced into state parliaments every year. Yet governments continue to resist legalising euthanasia or assisted suicide.
These Vietnamese tea farmers are set to benefit from the deal. Others might not be so lucky.
Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been described by its backers as a boon for development. But with no concrete commitments, nor any mention of climate, it is really at odds with the UN development agenda.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
What about the research that’s not considered a ‘priority’?
It's hard enough to get research funding in Australia, so what if your work falls outside one of the areas declared a "priority"?
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There’s something about Malcolm, our new prime minister, that you can’t help but like. I’m not an instinctive Tory. But after five years in Australia plying my trade as a professor of journalism I’ve seen…
Google is responsible for search results.
Google has lost the latest round in the ongoing defamation case about its delivery of potentially harmful search results.
Shoppers are tiring of points-based loyalty programs and want more.
Woolworths' new loyalty program is following the international trend away from old-fashioned points-based systems.
Open access allows users to download, copy, print and distribute works, without the need to ask for permission or to pay.
To the mark the eighth annual Open Access Week, we asked our readers what they wanted to know about the initiative. Here are their questions with answers from our experts.
One week is a long time in politics, as they say, and so the thirty days of September 2015 have been packed with more than enough upheavals – none more momentous, of course, than the successful Liberal…