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It's despair, not depression, that's responsible for Indigenous suicide

A history of dispossession and transgenerational trauma underlie the day-to-day struggles of Indigenous people.from shutterstock.comThis article was written with Rob McPhee, Deputy CEO of the Kimberle...

Can the Big Bash League's backyard cricket bat flip truly be fair?

Would you go 'flats' or 'hills'?Shutterstock/Brian A Jackson Ahead of the start of the 2018-19 Big Bash League season comes news of a radical change that will bring a smile to the faces of backyard cr...

Native cherries are a bit mysterious, and possibly inside-out

John Tann/Flickr, CC BY-SAPeople don’t like parasites. But there’s a local Aussie tree that’s only a little bit parasitic: the native cherry, or cherry ballart.It’s what we cal...

Women don't speak up over workplace harassment because no one hears them if they do

Women are not reporting workplace harassment even when the behaviour is clearly out of bounds.ShutterstockThere are good reasons why those experiencing sexual harassment – particularly in the wo...

Some sharks have declined by 92% in the past half-century off Queensland's coast

Scalloped hammerhead entangled in a Queensland shark control net at Magnetic Island, Townsville.Courtesy of Nicole McLachlanThere has been a striking decline in the number of large sharks caught off Q...

How to narrow the gap between Ardern's foreign policy aspirations and domestic debate

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for more kindness in politics. AAP/Mick Tsikas, CC BY-NDNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands out on the international stage. In an er...

How people seeking asylum in Australia access higher education, and the enormous barriers they face

There are about 30,000 refugees in Australia, and just over 200 of them have been able to study at a university.www.shutterstock.comAccessing higher education is critical for many people seeking asylu...

It's not so easy to gain the true measure of things

Some things are just tricky to measure.Flickr/Patty O'Hearn Kickham, CC BYI teach measurement – the quantification of things. Some people think this is the most objective of the sciences; just n...

Morrison’s health handout is bad policy (but might be good politics)

The funding proposal is no fix for Australia's health system but it could take some political pressure off the Coalition in the lead up to the 2019 federal election.OnE studio/ShutterstockThe A$1.25 b...

Our cities fall short on sustainability, but planning innovations offer local solutions

Australia's sprawling cities present many challenges to sustainability, but planning innovations can help achieve at least half of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Nils Versemann/ShutterstockThirt...

back to Moore River and finding family

Children at Norseman Mission. The author's mum, Violet Newman is in the middle row on the far left.Image from the collection of Elsie Lambadgee (dec.)Untangling the web that is the history of the stol...

Monday's MYEFO will look good, but it will set the budget up for awful trouble down the track

An appallingly perfect storm is brewing for the federal budget: a government with much more income than expecteda federal election due within months a government well behind in the pollsWith the elect...

No, Joe, America should not be copying Australia's 'asset recycling' misdirection

Asset recycling is a shell game, a way to get around government accounting rules.ShutterstockAnyone who has been to La Guardia airport in New York can attest the dire need in the United States for inf...

Unions likely to be more challenging for a Shorten government than boats

In this week’s Newspoll 55% believed Labor would win next year’s election, compared with just 24% who thought the Coalition would. These are figures to frighten Scott Morrison, and make Bi...

one poses challenges for digital media; the other gives ABC and SBS a clean bill of health

The competitive neutrality report has given the ABC, and SBS, a clean bill of health.ShutterstockTwo reports out this week – one into the operations of Facebook and Google, the other into the co...

Many people have a hard time swallowing. Help them to 'eat, drink and be merry' this Christmas

Around 8% of the population experience swallowing difficulties.from shutterstock.comSwallowing food, drink, and saliva is a central part of our lives. It’s something we do about 900 times a day...

The proposed National Integrity Commission is a watered-down version of a federal ICAC

The federal government has announced it will establish a Commonwealth Integrity Commission. This new commission will be the peak body to detect and investigate corrupt and criminal behaviour by Common...

In long-awaited response to Ruddock review, the government pushes hard on religious freedom

The government will establish a religious freedom commissioner and push for a Religious Discrimination Act.AAP/Dan HimbrechtsPrime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have re...

Business News

Quantium Solutions partners The Healthy Chef

Partnership is Quantium Solutions’ first in the Australian food industry   Quantium Solutions, a leading end-to-end logistics service provider in Australia, has announced a partnership with The...

New study – Soft skills essential yet many business lagging behind

A new study by The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) has identified soft skills as essential in the Australian workforce, yet businesses are failing to invest in their own employees. Accord...

Deliveroo announces major expansion in Australia

Leading food company Deliveroo has announced a significant expansion across Australia, with the launch of 16 new delivery zones throughout November. The new zones will enable an additional 1.5 milli...

Dr Jim Hungerford wins state award for Business Leadership

CEO of The Shepherd Centre, Dr Jim Hungerford was awarded Outstanding Business Leader in the NSW Business Chamber State Awards on Friday evening. A global leader in early intervention for children w...

Travel

Auckland 2019: What's On, What's New and What You Need to Do

No matter the season and no matter your interests, the event lineup for Auckland in 2019 has something for everyone. The new year kicks off with a smack of cricket bats and whack of tennis racket...

Visit Barcelona - December Agenda

Barcelona is a wonderful place to be at any time of the year, but in December the city takes on a magical vibe you won't find elsewhere. The sun is still shining, the sky is blue, you can enjo...

Kāmana Lakehouse

Queenstown’s highest altitude boutique hotel opens and it’s set to offer an elegant retreat in the adventure capital Queenstown’s newest boutique accommodation, Kāmana Lakehouse, has this week...

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI GOLF RESORT & SPA CROWNED IN 2018 BY HAUTE GRANDEUR WITH FOUR LUXURY AWARDS InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is proud to be crowned as Fiji’s Best Beach Resort...

Health & Wellness

Breathe easy with these pharmacist approved lung health tips

With the average adult taking 12 to 20 breaths a minute1, our lungs are some of our body’s hardest working organs. However, around 1 in 7 Australians aged 40 and over2 are impacted by Chronic Obstru...

The best tips for beautifully healthy hair

Strong, shiny and luscious. Who doesn’t want hair that matches that description? Dry and damaged will never be in style, so make sure you’re looking after your hair just as much as your skin. By...

How to help your teen if they self-harm

Discovering that your teen is self-harming can come as a shock and be very confronting. It’s hard to understand why your teen would want to hurt themselves, and may make you feel desperately worri...

Everything you need to know about E-juice vaping

A strict criterion of naturalness, freshness, and purity is applied during the selection of materials to be used in the production of organic vape juice. To guarantee hygiene and safety, organic vap...

Politics

Government Response to Religious Freedom Review

Our government is acting to protect religious freedom in Australia and to protect the rights of Australians to be themselves.   Our response to the Religious Freedom Review, chaired by the Hon. P...

$1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will improve the health and care of patients right around Australia with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services.   This will provide more doct...

Reform to the parliamentary Liberal Party

Before we get into the events of this evening, can I just say again that we continue to stand with all of those in Queensland as while we’re here, they continue to deal with heartbreaking conditio...

2019 Women Leaders in Sport program

INVESTING IN OUR FEMALE SPORTING LEADERS   More than 300 women from across 43 sports will be directly involved in the 2019 Women Leaders in Sport program, with successful applicants announced tod...