John Howard’s Coalition won the November 2001 election, but the September 11 attacks had more impact on that outcome than the Tampa crisis.
It is often thought that the Tampa incident won John Howard the 2001 election, but an analysis of polling from the time shows the September 11 attacks had a far bigger impact on voting intentions.
Mindfulness can refer to a specific set of meditation practices, but its precise definition isn’t clear.
There can be many benefits in practising mindfulness. But it's not a way to relax or escape from your problems.
Many universities use tutorials to complement lectures.
As students return to campuses this week, new research shows universities could save money by not asking professors to teach tutorials because they are no more effective than student instructors.
Women who have been victims of domestic abuse may experience depression, anxiety and substance abuse, among other psychological impacts.
There is a clear link between women who have experienced domestic violence and mental illness. This link needs to be better addressed in mental health services.
The latest Ipsos poll has the gap between Labor and the Coalition narrowing to 51-49, but it may be an outlier.
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A Queensland Galaxy poll taken at the smae time shows a healthier lead for Labor - but more polls are needed to determine any trends in voting ahead of the federal election.
Testosterone is primarily made in the testes, and creates many of the characteristics we see in adult men.
Disorders affecting penis development are among the most common birth defects seen in humans, and rates are on the rise.
Treating somebody at risk of developing a mental health disorder may improve their outcomes later on.
Early intervention is a proven way to address the burden of mental ill health. We just need to better understand who is at risk of developing a mental disorder – and how best to treat them.
Tree trunks, which were submersed when the dam was full, stand a the critically low dam in South Africa in 2018.
Australia's subtropical regions are drying, but if we can slow the global temperature rise then rainfall should increase again.
While Scott Morrison remains preferred PM, Labor maintains an election-winning two-party preferred lead in the latest Newspoll.
The latest polls show Labor holding a solid lead over the Coalition, while seat polls show that Tony Abbott may struggle to retain his Sydney seat.
Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne wants simpler laws, and he is prepared to start small.
Complaints that Hayne didn't recommend big changes miss the point.
Residents evacuated from the Neo200 building in Melbourne were unaware of the fire risk posed by its cladding.
As more and more Australians live and work in high-rise buildings, their responsibilities and roles in ensuring all occupants' safety must not be neglected.
No-one can be convicted or punished for a crime unless there has first been a fair trial.
Unless Lawyer X had next to no role in the defence of her clients, all the results of any trial where she represented them could be overturned. And this could mean release from prison with no retrial.
An 1808 painting by Marie-Gabrielle Capet titled Atelier of Madame Vincent, showing Labille-Guiard at work (centre) as Capet fills her palette.
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard was a supremely skilled artist. But like so many talented women before and since, she suffered from snide allegations that she could not be capable of such brilliance.
Victorian Governor Linda Dessau places a flower on a model of Victoria at a memorial service for the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
The Black Saturday fires transformed the way Australia responds to bushfires.
Treacherous bushfire conditions are predicted to grow even more frequent as the climate changes.
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Black Saturday in 2009 was Australia's worst bushfire tragedy. But climate projections predict more bushfire danger in the future, threatening our water supplies as well as homes.
We need to know we can handle whatever the climate throws at us.
AAP Image/Catherine Best
In the years after Black Saturday, climate adaptation research was in full swing, creating knowledge in how to deal with the risks. But a series of funding cuts have left this research in decline.
Smoke billows from a massive bushfire in southern Tasmania.
Climate change is making Tasmania more vulnerable to brutal fire conditions.
A still from Dennis O'Rourke’s 1988 documentary Cannibal Tours. O'Rourke was part of a surge in Australian documentary making during the 1980s and 90s.
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studios
At a time when formulaic factual 'content' reigns on our TV screens, a new essay on Australian documentary making is a rallying call for those who believe the genre can effect social change.
A supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, in August 2018. The prospect of prices doubling every hour encourages those who can afford it to horde. Hence the empty shelves and shortages.
Venezuela's political crisis is rooted in its unfolding economic disaster. It takes a special blend of public and private behaviour to create rampant hyperinflation.
Felicity Jones (centre) as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new biopic On The Basis of Sex.
Trailblazing US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known to many as the 'Notorious RBG'. But the new film On the Basis of Sex is a muted portrayal of her.