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The Liverpool Plains near Gunnedah in New South Wales where the Watermark coal mine would be built. Tim J Keegan/Flickr

Shenhua mine’s water uncertainty means we should proceed with caution

The controversial Shenhua Watermark coal mine in New South Wales recently cleared another hurdle along the way to being granted full approval to proceed. But there are major environmental risks which should still call the project into question.
Higher levels of EI have been linked with ethical behaviour - but it also takes some degree of interpersonal skill to manipulate others. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

EQ versus IQ: what’s the perfect management mix?

It's assumed good managers are intelligent, but do they also need emotional intelligence? And if that's missing, can they learn?
Amanda Palmer was the first to crack seven figures in crowdfunding. She won’t be the last. AAP Image/Roadrunner Records

Amanda Palmer shows why artists need to get better at asking for help

Back in 2012, Amanda Palmer was the first person to break US$1,000,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter. In doing so, and since, she's answered the question: what is the internet for?
Escape From Woomera is renowned as one of the forebears of “serious games” – what chance would it stand under new government funding guidelines? By Escape from Woomera development team, via Wikimedia Commons

No country for new videogames: Brandis and Abbott are playing with our creative future

This exclusion of games from artistic funding in this year’s budget follows the cancellation of the Interactive Media Fund in last year’s budget. Where to now for the Australian videogame industry?
The Academy Award-winning penguins in Happy Feet sit in a long and distinguished history of Australian animation. AAP/Roadshow

From ads to Oscar winners: a century of Australian animation

This year marks the centenary of Australian animation. Alongside some memorable international successes, animation has long been significant to the industry.
The current emphasis on the investor housing boom masks a long-neglected, Iong-term structural problem. AAP/Paul Miller

The facts on Australian housing affordability

Housing affordability, high house prices and rents are attracting plenty of media attention right now. The latest figures on house prices, mortgages, number of first time buyers and so on are dissected…
Fury Road revisits the originality of Australian New Wave film-making by representing absurd, new and null cultural signs. @Warner Bros

Stanza and deliver – the filmic poetry of Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road has generated heated coverage since its release last month. But focussing on the film's terse script may be missing the point: it should be read as a poem, and a provocative one at that.
Critics have been preoccupied with the gender politics of Fury Road. Enter the Doof Warrior … © Warner Bros. Pictures and © Roadshow Films

The Doof Warrior rocks the gender divide in Mad Max: Fury Road

The Doof Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road is a red-jumpsuited, masked guitarist, bungee-strapped to the front of the Doof Wagon, a massive, mobile speaker stack, replete with on-board drummers. What's not to love?
How do universities measure their success? How should they? Ben Beiske\Flickr

Universities should change the way they measure success

Currently universities have a vast array of measures they use to gauge how successful they are. Most of the measures have a lot to do with prestige and not much to do with the outcomes of their graduates or the quality of the education their students receive.

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