Frances McDormand used her win at the 2018 Oscars to talk about inclusion riders: clauses stars can write into their contracts to improve screen diversity. But are they legal in Australia?
Inclusion riders can improve employment for women and minorities on film sets by calling for quotas. New research suggests this form of discrimination could be legal in Australia.
To make a more accurate comparison of the real purchasing power of a country’s military spending, we need to factor in differences in labour and operational costs between countries.
China’s military budget is usually thought to be about 40% of that of the US. In reality it's about 75%.
Informal settlments line a plastic-choked river in Manila, Philippines.
Plastic waste is flowing into our oceans at ever increasing rates. Only a global, industry-led solution can turn off the tap.
Donald Trump has rolled out the red carpet for Scott Morrison in the US as part of a charm offensive aimed at shoring up the Australia-US alliance.
Just because Australia has a strong relationship with the US doesn't mean we should take a similarly aggressive stance with China and Iran.
Botany defines milk as a kind of juice or sap, usually white in colour, found in certain plants. Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.
Margarine makers once had to colour their product pink. Calls to restrict the use of the word milk are similarly protectionist.
Different countries take different approaches to get parents to vaccinate their children. But saying which one works best is difficult.
In some countries, parents are fined if they don't vaccinate their child or they have to go on a course before being granted an exemption to vaccinate. Are any of these options right for Australia?
Victorian MP Fiona Patten has introduced a new anti-vilification bill to parliament that would extend protections to women, the disabled and the LGBT community.
The proposed amendments would provide much-needed updates to Victoria's vilification laws and bring the state in line with NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.
Israel Folau has asked for an apology from Rugby Australia.
Sometimes aggrieved parties simply want an apology, and this would be an important provision under the draft legislation.
Apothecaries of the 17th and 18th centuries diagnosed illness, mixed up medicine and dispensed it, a far cry from the current turf war between doctors and pharmacists.
The 'turf war' between doctors and pharmacists we see in current debates has a long history.
Tapi masalah yang dihadapi Jakarta bukan satu-satunya alasan mengapa Presiden Joko “Jokowi” Widodo memutuskan untuk memindahkan Jakarta.
Pemindahan ibu kota diperkirakan menghabiskan banyak uang. Namun, kebijakan ini berarti juga memindahan kegiatan ekonomi dan mengurangi ketimpangan infrastruktur di luar pulau Jawa dan Sumatera.
Jakarta’s shortcomings as a capital are obvious: it has headline-grabbing problems with congestion, pollution, and land subsidence.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" decision to relocate the country's capital is seen as an effort to shift economic activity and address infrastructure gaps outside of Java and Sumatra.
If this bill had been law when Rugby Australia sacked Israel Folau, he might have chosen to pursue a federal discrimination case.
This proposed bill goes much further than other discrimination laws and weakens existing protections for many Australians.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the draft bill at Sydney’s Great Synagogue.
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Given the unique aspects of the proposed bill, there should be a longer consultation period to examine why religious freedoms should be prioritised over other freedoms.
Ballet should not need to be linked to narrow male stereotypes to appeal to boys. Pictured: UK company BalletBoyz.
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While male dancers in the US and Australia seek to combat bullying with #boysdancetoo, Japanese culture accepts and embraces male ballet dancing.
Caesarean delivery alone does not contribute to the odds of a child developing autism or ADHD.
A new study has found a link between being born by caesarean section and having a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. But there's no evidence caesarean sections cause them.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
Popular climate movements are gaining momentum around the world.
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Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek read The Very Hungry Caterpillar – which did not make our experts’ list.
If you were in charge of the new parliamentary book club, what Australian book would you want your representative to read? Our experts weigh in.
People have different views when it comes to school uniforms.
We asked five experts from various fields whether school uniforms should be compulsory. Four out of five said no.
Coffee-break delegasi konferensi sains kelautan di Fremantle, Australia, yang menerapkan konsep bebas plastik.
Konferensi nasional Asosiasi Ilmu Kelautan Australia tahun ini merupakan zona bebas plastik, Para ilmuwan kelautan ingin mengurangi beban lingkungan dari plastik yang dibuang.