Research has found police in schools programs can work, where the focus is on the safety and education of young people.
Tough-on-crime models of policing students don't reduce youth crime, but community engagement programs for at-risk youth can be beneficial.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull leaving during the Closing the Gap breakfast last week.
The failed and continually failing political leadership on respect, relationships and reconciliation sets the quality of current and future education back for all Australians.
Craig McLachlan in rehearsal for Rocky Horror Show in 2015.
Actor Craig McLachlan has launched defamation proceedings against publishers over sexual harassment allegations. Here's what that means for McLachlan and his accusers.
Despite billions spent on trying to save water in the Murray Darling Basin, results have been disappointing.
A dozen leading researchers have issued an urgent call to action for the Murray-Darling Basin, arguing that the billions spent on water-efficient irrigation have done little for the rivers' health.
In Australia, a victim’s right to participate and be heard in parole decisions is enshrined in legislation.
Upholding victims' rights on parole decisions means respectfully enabling their active participation in decisions that affect their personal interests.
Kombucha is made from either a green or black tea base, with some interesting additions.
There are some interesting animal studies on kombucha but the jury is still out on whether it's any healthier than tea.
Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live.
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
The English Premier League is still popular despite being lopsided.
Many sports leagues have salary caps and drafts to maintain competition, but they not only hurt players but aren't that effective at keeping fans.
Hip hop star Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier for the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army in Ethiopia, visiting Sudanese school children in a Fitzroy community centre.
Recent media reports of South Sudanese 'crime gangs' do nothing to offer young people what they most need: inclusion, acceptance and employment.
People don’t evaluate government policies through mathematical models or with long-term goals in mind.
AAP/ Glenn Hunt
Treasury modelling suggests that limiting negative gearing will lead to small change in prices. But behavioural economics shows it all depends on how the policy is framed.
Selfie tourism is changing the experience of traveling for many people – and not necessarily in a positive way.
Technology has changed the way we travel. While social media can be a useful tourism tool, we need more education to ensure 'selfie tourism' doesn't become the norm.
The holiday season doesn’t always have to be stressful.
Despite the delight of not having to work for several days or even weeks, holidays come with pressures.
Girls need their parents to support them in heading towards careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make - so let's help mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.
At any given moment, roughly 1-2% of Australian drivers are estimated to be using their mobile phone while driving.
Road safety campaigns targeting mobile phone use among drivers should emphasise how perceived social pressure is not an acceptable excuse for engaging in the behaviour.
Waking up is hard to do.
It's normal to feel a bit groggy when you wake up – parts of your brain are still asleep.
Graffiti images on the Separation Wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem.
Freya Higgins Desbiolles
Bethlehem looms large in our minds with the approach of Christmas. But the reality for people living there now or tourists wishing to visit the ancient city remains deeply politically fraught.
The right side of the ‘latte line’ in Sydney, looking across Paddington towards Bondi Junction and the eastern suburbs.
The State of Australian Cities Conference begins in Adelaide today. In major cities across the nation, there's a stark contrast between lofty planning goals and the sprawling reality on the ground.
Jacqui Lambie bids a tearful farewell in the Senate this week, after becoming the latest politician caught up in the dual citizenship saga.
Changing the Constitution is the only way to draw a line under this chaos.
All brain tumours are associated with significant sickness and death, even if they are benign.
Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
BMW recently opened a factory for aging workers in southern Germany.
Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels