Teachers – get to really know your kids, their families, their community and its history, and what’s going on at home. While school policies are important, relationships are the real keys to success.
From fisheries to forestry, there’s a pattern to collapsing ecosystems and industries. If we can predict them, maybe we can avoid the damage.
Bans are ineffective when used against populations that have no where else to go.
The extinction of the giant reptiles, marsupials and birds that once called Australia home has been the subject of much debate, including the role early Australians.
Most people erroneously believe ‘heart failure’ is when the heart suddenly stops.
While we need empathy to relate to each other sometimes, too much empathy can be a bad thing.
Our friends may not like when we don’t drink because it reflects their own drinking practices.
Adults who participate in a high overall level of sports and exercise are at a 34% lower risk of death than those who never or rarely engage in such activities.
Daylight saving time advocates say it conserves energy and wins wars. But studies show that injuries and illnesses rise when we switch the clocks. One solution: staying on DST year-round.
Ancient poems were accompanied by a musical instrument called the lyre – from which we get the word “lyric”. “Literature” and “poetry” are categories of our own making – so moving beyond them in a major award seems long overdue.
Any reforms must move beyond a focus on administrative processes to acknowledge the lived experiences of child support which can be disguised by formal policy.
Taking marriage equality to a plebiscite gives legitimacy to hatred and violence against the LGBTI community.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
Olympic equestrian events are celebrated for allowing men and women to compete with and against one another. But is this joining of hands and hooves a win for gender equality?
Bill Leak’s cartoon of a drunk Aboriginal father who doesn’t know his son’s name exemplifies a long tradition of white men’s fantasies about the inferiority of Aboriginal people.
Prof Emma Johnston at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science has always reported to a male supervisor, never a female. She talks about this here.