No mother wants their baby to develop jaundice, but it turns out that they should probably be grateful.
Heart of Darkness follows a journey up the Congo River, but equally critiques the imperial powers back in Europe.
USAID Democratic Republic of Congo/Flickr
In our ongoing Guide to the Classics series, we look at Heart of Darkness: the product of dark historical energies that continue to shape our contemporary world.
For financial advisers, we are already moving away from the payment of commissions in favour of fee for service. We still need a further shift in mindset.
While codes of conduct in banking may help, the tsunami of financial regulation over the past few decades has swept aside much of the sense of personal accountability.
A promise of new jobs from Australia’s new space agency.
New jobs and investment for Australia's growing space industry are promised with the backing of the new space agency. It's hoped that all states and territories will benefit from a national approach.
Governments have all but abandoned the commitments made a decade ago when Kevin Rudd launched a national campaign to reduce homelessness.
A decade after the launch of a national campaign against homelessness, the trends are all going the wrong way. A new annual report highlights what's gone wrong and what must be done.
It would take the average person 244 hours per year (6 working weeks) to read all privacy policies that apply to them.
We need to stop blaming consumers for not reading online privacy policies and fix the system.
The government has made life insurance opt-in for younger superannuation fund members.
The changes could save members up to A$3 billion, but they don't tackle the problems of total disability insurance.
Yvette Coppersmith, Self-portrait after George Lambert, oil and acrylic on linen, 132 x 112 cm.
© the artist Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter
It is some years since such a classical work as Yvette Coppersmith's has won the Archibald.
Hers is a most intelligent self-portrait in the very mannered style of George Lambert’s work.
Burnout doesn’t only affect workers.
Burnout is hard to diagnose, as it is not featured in the manual of mental disorders.
The US and China are racing to control their economies.
At least for the next few months, what happens overseas will be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors
Despite the numerous campaigns promoting the flu vaccine to Australian health workers, uptake has been documented to range from only 16-60%.
The most effective way to improve flu vaccination rates among health workers in high-risk clinical areas and aged care facilities is to make it mandatory.
Ovarian massage where the practitioner claims to ‘read’ a woman’s ovaries clearly lacks evidence.
The case of this cult-like group shows health consumers need better protection.
Timing tricks help politicians avoid dealing with the substance of their policies. That isn’t going to change any time soon.
It seems that timing tricks are now a thing in Australian politics. Revenues are brought forward and spending pushed back for cosmetic effect.
A$1.6 billion over four years will allow 14,000 more older Australians to remain in their home for longer.
Making older Australians the cornerstone of budget measures is a calculated political tactic.
Treasurer Scott Morrison played it safe with the 2018-19 budget.
Even though this year’s budget is pretty good politics and reasonable economics, on almost every front, it is a missed opportunity to be bold.
More Australians are joining the NDIS than predicted, so cost predictions have had to be updated.
Treasurer Scott Morrison abandoned the proposed increase to the Medicare levy to pay for the NDIS. Here's what you need to know about how the NDIS is funded, and how cost predictions have changed.
From understanding climate change to defining what a bird is, people prefer evidence that is diverse.
Cindy Zhi/The Conversation
To give the best chance for science to have an impact, we need to present our arguments to the public in the most convincing ways we have available. Applied psychology can help.
Adaptability has been highlighted as essential for teachers, given the constantly changing demands of teaching work.
When teachers are more adaptable, they're better able to respond to the changing nature of teaching, and navigate a complex workplace.
Detail from Tom Polo.
‘I once thought I’d do anything for you
acrylic on canvas
152.5 x 101.5cm
© the artist Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins
The lively reconfiguring of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman exhibitions means it is harder to work out which paintings the judges are considering as potential winners.
Protestors call for an investigation into bank regulator APRA outside the Commonwealth Law Courts Building in Melbourne, location of the banking royal commission.
All eyes will be on how ASIC and APRA respond to the findings of the banking royal commission. Will they be defensive about past mistakes, or move forward with tighter regulations?