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Different countries take different approaches to get parents to vaccinate their children. But saying which one works best is difficult. from www.shutterstock.com

How other countries get parents to vaccinate their kids (and what Australia can learn)

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?
Tapi masalah yang dihadapi Jakarta bukan satu-satunya alasan mengapa Presiden Joko “Jokowi” Widodo memutuskan untuk memindahkan Jakarta. www.shutterstock.com

Menakar keberhasilan proyek pemindahan ibu kota ala Jokowi dalam meratakan pembangunan ekonomi

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. www.shutterstock.com

Assessing Jokowi’s $33-billion project to move Indonesia’s capital for the country’s economic development

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.
Attorney-General Christian Porter announced the draft bill at Sydney’s Great Synagogue. Bianca de Marchi/AAP

The government has released its draft religious discrimination bill. How will it work?

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. AAP Image/Sydney Opera House, Michele Mossop

Boys dance too - and in Japan they are celebrated

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. Aditya Romansa

There’s no evidence caesarean sections cause 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. Reuters/Steve Marcus

How male ‘porn superfans’ really view women

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. AAP Image/Darren England

Can environmental populism save the planet?

Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
Coffee-break delegasi konferensi sains kelautan di Fremantle, Australia, yang menerapkan konsep bebas plastik. Alicia Sutton/AMSA

Sebuah konferensi besar di Australia sukses diadakan tanpa gunakan plastik. Ini tips dari penyelenggaranya

Konferensi nasional Asosiasi Ilmu Kelautan Australia tahun ini merupakan zona bebas plastik, Para ilmuwan kelautan ingin mengurangi beban lingkungan dari plastik yang dibuang.
The theory is that if therapies are started early enough, it might be possible to alter the trajectory of autism. Shutterstock

Treating suspected autism at 12 months of age improves children’s language skills

Children with autism don't usually begin therapy until they're given a diagnosis, which rarely occurs before the age of two. But new research shows there's benefit to starting early.
Delegates at this week’s marine science conference in Fremantle take a plastic-free coffee break. Alicia Sutton/AMSA

We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went

This year's national conference of the Australian Marine Science Association is a plastic-free zone, as marine scientists aim to reduce the environmental burden of throwaway plastic.
Anna McGahan as Charmian Clift in Sue Smith’s play Hydra. Long overshadowed by her husband George Johnston, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Clift’s life and work. Jeff Busby/Queensland Theatre

‘A woman ahead of her time’: remembering the Australian writer Charmian Clift, 50 years on

Fifty years after her death, Australian writer Charmian Clift is experiencing a renaissance. With her forward-thinking columns, Clift's voice rose above the crowd during post-war Australia.

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