Charlotte Best in the Australian Netflix original drama Tidelands (2018). Research last year found that only around 1% of the Netflix Australia catalogue was Australian content.
Netflix may be inching closer to becoming a “local” media company, with an increased presence in our small but profitable national market. Will this lead to more locally-made content?
In the 1950s and 1960s, as more women joined the paid workforce, trade unions took up the case for equal pay.
Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University
Five decades ago Australia's industrial relations system endorsed the concept of 'equal pay for equal work'. So why does the gender pay gap endure?
Domino’s Paving for Pizza campaign shrewdly combines promotion of its product with meeting a public need to have potholes repaired.
Companies have an opportunity to reframe brand communications from the promotion of conspicuous consumption to becoming a regenerative force in urban economies.
View from a highway rest stop east of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia. In Kim Scott’s Taboo, the landscape becomes a narrator.
The omniscient narrator is alive and well in fiction. Kim Scott's most recent novel uses a collective narrative voice that encompasses the landscape as well as the human.
Adani Australia CEO Lucas Dow has now collected all the necessary approvals.
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It's been years in the making, but Adani's controversial Queensland coal mine is finally shovel-ready. Yet significant scientific questions remain, such as the impact on the region's aquifers.
Mona Confessional 2016 – 19. The art unveiled for this year’s Dark Mofo is a disturbing journey into our future.
Mona's new subterranean extension adds a compelling dimension to the art of Dark Mofo 2019. Upstairs, a series of interactive sculptures contemplates our automated future.
Air taxis could soon offer passengers rapid transport from an airport to a city.
As a researcher in unmanned aerial systems, I was asked recently if I would ride on an Uber Air taxi. After a brief ponder, my answer is "yes".
Half a million Australians aged 50 and over lost their homes in the first decade of this century.
47% of Australians aged 55-64 have mortgage debt, up from 14% in 1990.
Israel Folau is claiming that Rugby Australia unlawfully sacked him because of his religion. The organisation, however, contends the rugby star violated the terms of its code of conduct by discriminating against LGBTQ people.
What makes Folau's case unique is that it sets up a clash between employment contract law and legal protections against discrimination on the basis of religion.
The Lacrosse building fire in Melbourne’s Docklands district rang alarm bells about the risks of combustible cladding back in 2014.
Estimated costs for Victoria alone range from hundreds of millions to as much as $1.6 billion If work to rectify buildings fitted with combustible cladding isn't well handled.
Maybe the differences between human and non-human animals are not as great as we might previously have thought.
We're left wondering whether we as humans are so very special after all – that perhaps the ability to learn mathematics could be universal.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s new shadow ministry includes a few surprises, though many of the faces remain the same.
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From Bill Shorten to Kristina Keneally, our experts break down Labor's new shadow ministry – who's in, who's been promoted, and who faces the greatest challenges in their new roles
Jeremy Lee, a sawmill worker in Imbil, Queensland, refused to have his fingerprints scanned for a new security system introduced by his employer to replace swipe cards.
Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.
Berapa banyak tidur yang kita butuhkan tergantung pada kita sebagai individu dan bervariasi antar rentang usia.
Lima ahli setuju bahwa tidak semua orang membutuhkan tidur delapan jam per hari.
Morrison’s Cabinet features a few new faces, and several familiar ministers in different roles.
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Scott Morrison's new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
A still from the new film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which opens this week. In a time of environmental destruction, Godzilla is the perfect monster to represent the consequences of humanity’s actions.
Popular monsters often reflect humanity's greatest fears. Godzilla, with its destructive rampages, is the foremost monster for our age of environmental threat.
The Darling River near Louth NSW, April 2019, in the midst of a drought compounded by upstream irrigation policies.
In the event, the federal election turned out to be more about the economy than the environment. But there are steps the Coalition government can take to help conservation and boost the economy too.
South African peacekeepers on patrol in North Kivu, DR Congo
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UN peacekeeping missions need to adapt to the complexities of active conflict situations.
Unions could have been more upfront about what they wanted the rules changed to.
Dealing with the Coalition will more difficult than arguing than the rules are wrong.
Car parking is such a pervasive feature of our cities that we have become blind to how much space it takes up.
Australian cities have a glut of parking, even as politicians move to protect parking spaces or promise even more. There are better ways to keep congestion manageable and our cities liveable.