In Victoria in 1992, every government-employed school cleaner was terminated overnight.
Public schools in some states outsourced their cleaning services to private companies as part of a neoliberal experiment starting in the 1990s. This has had a host of impacts, including on students.
Podcasters can introduce new voices to the conversations about the cities we live in.
Podcasters are creating new conversations about who and what the city is for. But even in the podcasting world, powerful interests can make it hard for new and previously excluded voices to be heard.
As little as 20 minutes of exercise a day can offset a sedentary lifestyle. And that exercise can include walking the dog.
Getting enough exercise to offset the health impacts of sitting might be easier than you think, new research shows.
Both sides of politics have gone hard on health in the first week of the campaign.
Medicare is a vote-changer. The Coalition learnt this in the 2016 federal election campaign and has since guaranteed its commitment to the program. But that may not avert a Mediscare 2.0.
Rob Stokes, pictured at the swearing in of the new ministry, is New South Wales’ first minister for planning and public spaces.
New South Wales now has a minister for public spaces, a nod to their importance to the life of a city. But not all is well with public spaces and some issues demand the minister's attention.
Jockey Hugh Bowman rides Winx for an exhibition gallop at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, in Sydney, earlier this month.
AAP Image/Joel Carrett
It's the last race for Winx this weekend and she's been an incredible race horse. But what makes a good race horse?
Sekali pakai dan selesai? Tidak selalu.
Pelarangan tas plastik sekali pakai bisa membawa konsekuensi yang tidak diinginkan.
A copy of an engraving of Count Casimir Pulaski published in 1871.
New evidence suggests the 18th-century cavalry officer Casimir Pulaski was a woman or intersex. While we know little of intersex soldiers, there is a fascinating history of women dressing as men to fight.
According to new research, the ABC stands to lose A$783 million in total funding by 2022, unless steps are taken to reverse budget cuts.
Yes, the ABC received A$43.7 million to continue funding its 'enhanced news gathering' operation in the 2019 budget, but this is a drop in the bucket compared to how much it stands to lose.
The Balanggarra Rangers are land management representatives of the Balanggarra people, the indigenous traditional owners of the East Kimberley. (L-R) Wes Alberts, Bob Smith (coordinator) James ‘Birdy’ Birch, Isiah Smith, Quentin Gore.
The Kimberley Land Council
There are exciting synergies between western science and indigenous knowledge. Surprisingly, the success of our Australian predator conservation research was due entirely to its multicultural nature.
A new 50 cent coin marks the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Royal Australian Mint
A new 50 cent coin recognises the diversity of Australian Indigenous languages.
It’s unwise to reply on continued investment from China.
Chinese investment in Australia fell 36% in 2018. It is cause to reflect on the national interest in balancing political concerns with a strong economy.
Welcome to the world, little lizard. A three-toed skink (
Saiphos equalis) hatching from an egg.
The evolution of live birth from egg-laying is no mean feat. Now new research reports on the first known example where both eggs and a live birth come from the same lizard pregnancy.
The budget provides some short-term boosts for aged care and mental health but little opportunity for much-needed structural reform.
The budget includes a step towards modernising Medicare, through a new annual payment for each person with diabetes who signs up with a specific GP.
Penduduk asli di Argentina mengeringkan kulit anaconda kuning (ular) dengan cara mematoknya di ruang terbuka.
Tomas Waller, Author provided
Jadi bukti menyebutkan bahwa eksploitasi komersial reptil liar ternyata dapat menjaga populasi, bukannya memusnahkan mereka.
Refusing to change with the times, Australia’s tabloids now cater to an aged, monocultural and alienated constituency.
Australian tabloid newspapers were once an important political force, the "voice of the people". But these days relevance has been replaced by shrillness.
We may soon have access to a greater variety of medicines without the need to get a prescription from our GP.
A greater number of medicines may soon be available without a prescription. Under the right circumstances, this would mean you could bypass the doctor and access the treatments you need more quickly.
Yellow anaconda (snake) skins pegged to dry by indigenous people in Argentina.
When small regional communities see economic value in animals like snakes and crocodiles, people are motivated to invest in their protection.
Then Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Health Minister Tanya Plibersek after the High Court rejected the legal challenge by tobacco companies to plain packaging laws, August 15, 2012.
Australia comprehensively defeated the tobacco giant, but is left with a multi million dollar bill.
The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet.
Pets can be influenced by the personality traits of their owners, something veterinarians could use to help them diagnoise any pet problems.