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Australia is still lagging on some aspects of early childhood education

Kate Torii, Policy Analyst, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University - avatar Kate Torii, Policy Analyst, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University

Australia is doing well on enrolling four-year-olds in pre-school, but the picture on three-year-olds is less clear.ShutterstockThe OECD’s latest Starting Strong re...

Should 'pro-ana' websites be criminalised in Australia?

Tomas Fitzgerald, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Notre Dame Australia - avatar Tomas Fitzgerald, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Notre Dame Australia

In Australia, there is little regulation of pro-ana material.ShutterstockAnorexia nervosa is a mental illness characterised by a distorted body image, an extremely low bo...

How to ask for a pay rise

Mara Olekalns, Professor of Management - Negotiations, Melbourne Business School - avatar Mara Olekalns, Professor of Management - Negotiations, Melbourne Business School

Despite what RBA chief Philip Lowe says, asking for a pay rise isn't so simple for many employees. ShutterstockWhen Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe argued that the real...

Vital Signs: it will take more than asking for a pay rise to fix Australia's wages problem

Richard Holden, Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW - avatar Richard Holden, Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events...

Explainer: how law enforcement decodes your photos

Richard Matthews, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide - avatar Richard Matthews, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide

Your photos can tell law enforcement a lot about you.allen/Flickr, CC BY-NDFor as long as humans have been making images, we have also been manipulating them.Complex dark...

Who's responsible? Housing policy mismatched to our $6 trillion asset

Jago Dodson, Professor of Urban Policy and Director, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University - avatar Jago Dodson, Professor of Urban Policy and Director, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

Does the Australian government have the policy, organisational and conceptual capacity to handle the country’s A$6 trillion housing stock? We ask this question in a...

Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war

Louise Pryke, Lecturer, Languages and Literature of Ancient Israel, Macquarie University - avatar Louise Pryke, Lecturer, Languages and Literature of Ancient Israel, Macquarie University

Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia. Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913As singer Pat Be...

Is it really so wrong to care for an introduced bird species?

Grainne Cleary, Researcher, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University - avatar Grainne Cleary, Researcher, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

The birds commonly seen in urban backyards of Australia are increasingly introduced species like this house sparrow, sharing a birdbath with a native red-browed finch. W...

 

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Australian heart throb Henry Torres determined not to break his mum's heart

According to Henry Torres, much loved heart throb and and highly regarded Australian film and television actor, pursuing a career in acting has been a...

Dr Ajay Rane: Two Week Poop Challenge will change your life

According to world renowned urogynaecologist, Professor Ajay Rane OAM and inventor of the adjustable toilet stool, Duneze (pronounced DONE-EAZY), his ...