Mark Mangini (left) and David White hold this year’s Oscar for Sound Editing for Mad Max: Fury Road.
Amid the hand-wringing about the price of an Olympic medal, our experts crunched the numbers on the cost of success in the arts. And at A$8 million per international award, it turns out that elite culture is a lot better value than sport.
Tracking what you stop to pay attention to and what you ‘don’t see’ can tell us a lot about what might be going on inside your mind.
Eye-tracking technology helps us understand how people interact with their environment. This can improve policy and design, but can also be a tool for surveillance and control.
Under the NDIS there are risks for the carers people with a disability employ.
The roll out of the NDIS means disability service providers and the people they employ are exposed to more market forces and this could result in protection for workers.
No-one ever told a victim of identity fraud that they should never have stored their money electronically in the first place.
Telling girls and young women to 'be careful what images you share' contributes to the shaming and humiliation of victims by placing the responsibility back onto them for their own humiliation.
Studies show that award winning books do not represent expert consensus about quality.
Arts and culture are part of the broad subset of economic activities that are afforded special treatment – usually within the ambit of a government ministry – by some claim to special circumstances or…
Adaptations are a learned skill – can Australian cinema do it successfully?
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With the success of films like The Dressmaker, book adaptations are giving a much needed boost to the Australian box office. So why are there so few? And why isn't adaption a compulsory part of screen studies?
Without electrons there would be no electron microscopes, and therefore no close-ups like this image of pollen.
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The advent of electron microscopy and nanobiology has moved our appreciation of the living world to unprecedentedly small scales – with entirely new benefits and potential pitfalls to consider.
Urban planning was once an Olympic event, although the first gold medal – awarded to Germany’s Alfred Hensel for the Nuremberg stadium – turned out to be an unfortunate choice.
Imagine cities competed to eliminate hunger, poverty, unemployment, crime and greenhouse emissions, and to offer housing and transport for all. Don't scoff – urban planning was once an Olympic event.
The women were not supported through traumatic events.
I conducted interviews with 26 young women in alcohol and drug treatment services in Victoria. More than half of them disclosed a history of sexual abuse and 20 spoke about cutting themselves.
Rating agencies like Standard and Poor’s have a bad track record when it comes to advice on the economy.
Credit rating agencies have a poor track record when it comes to evaluating risk.
Former Treasurer Wayne Swan first introduced the idea of a post-election costing of policies.
The 2016 post-election report from the Parliamentary Budget Office lacks context and comes too late to inform voters.
Health care costs and rates of chronic disease are rising.
For real reform to Medicare’s fee-for-service payments model, we need to look for more innovative solutions to how we pay for health care. These can be found in an unlikely place: the United States.
A screenshot from Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Nick Xenophon wants to crack down on first-person shooter games, which he claims are a form of gambling. But his stance oversimplifies the way these games are played.
Gas exports are driving massive growth in Australia’s gas demand.
South Australia's recent electricity price spike has seen calls for more gas. But Australia already has plenty.
The Papunya elders who organised the event were less concerned about their team winning and more about ensuring each community got a fair go.
Sports weekends are where family connections are sustained, and culture is infused into Australian football games played on country.
Connecting the city and regions, long-distance commuting is a significant factor in regional centres.
Long-distance commuting may help promote the development of regional cities by boosting local populations, skills and incomes.
Should places like the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre even exist?
The Don Dale scandal is an opportunity to ask whether incarceration achieves the aims it sets out to achieve, or just further hardens criminals.
The steel industry has been the focus of anti-dumping measures.
The Australian government is using anti-dumping laws are a tool for protecting industries which aren't competitive, at a cost to consumers.
The US and UK dominate the international education market in Asia – but this is likely to change.
Political developments in the higher education sector in a number of Asian countries may threaten Australia’s billion-dollar education industry.
Older Australians choosing to downsize or access their home equity face tax penalties.
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The current system is causing inefficiencies in housing markets, but governments seem unwilling to act.