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‘louts, thugs, bullies’: the myth that’s driving morrison’s anti-union push

‘Louts, thugs, bullies’: the myth that’s driving Morrison’s anti-union push

The most unionised occupation is teaching, the next most unionised is health care. Shutterstock What have Scott Morrison and and Attorney General Christian Porter got in mind for unions? The answer seems to be more of...
it’s only october, so what’s with all these bushfires? new research explains it

It’s only October, so what’s with all these bushfires? New research explains it

Firefighters battle bushfires in Angourie, northern New South Wales, on September 10 this year, marking another early start to the season.Jason O'Brien/AAP Summer might be more than six weeks away, but out-of-control bushfires have already torn...
can hiding likes make facebook fairer and rein in fake news? the science says maybe

Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says...

On Facebook, we like what other people have already liked before us. Shutterstock You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the...
no, serving sizes on food labels don’t tell us how much we should eat

No, serving sizes on food labels don’t tell us how much we should eat

Standard serving sizes are anything but standard. Shutterstock The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating sets out how much we should eat from each of the food groups. If we eat the recommended number of “standard serves”...
when mothers are killed by their partners, children often become ‘forgotten’ victims. it’s time they were given a voice

When mothers are killed by their partners, children often become ‘forgotten’ victims. It’s time...

Ethical safeguards mean the effect of domestic homicide on children is rarely researched. Shutterstock Last month, eight women died as the result of male violence in Australia. Five were within one week. In six of...
governments took the hard road on clean energy – and consumers are feeling the bumps

Governments took the hard road on clean energy – and consumers are feeling the...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and Energy Minister Angus Taylor at Snowy Hydro Scheme. The Grattan Institute says the government should better encourage investment rather than build electricity infrastructure.  LUKAS COCH/AAP More than two years...
pharmacists can vaccinate adults against whooping cough, measles and the flu, but it might cost you more

Pharmacists can vaccinate adults against whooping cough, measles and the flu, but it might...

Pharmacist immunisers are gradually being allowed to give more types of vaccines. FotoDuets/Shutterstock Vaccines have long been available from GPs and nurses. But in recent years, laws have changed to add pharmacists to the list...
it takes 21 litres of water to produce a small chocolate bar. how water-wise is your diet?

It takes 21 litres of water to produce a small chocolate bar. How water-wise...

A small chocolate bar takes 21 litres of water to produce.  Byline: CAROLINE BLUMBERG/ EPA Our diets can have a big environmental impact. The greenhouse gas emissions involved in producing and transporting various foods has...
red planet rumbles: nasa’s recordings of ‘marsquakes’ let us listen to the martian heartbeat

Red planet rumbles: NASA’s recordings of ‘marsquakes’ let us listen to the martian heartbeat

The red planet. It may hold no life, but is it dead? NASA/JPL Thanks to the audio recordings of distant rumblings on Mars released last week by NASA, we finally know what the red planet sounds...

Diaspora review: a rave for the senses, a future that has already arrived

Diaspora saturates the senses. Pia Johnson Diaspora, a production by Chamber Made, sets out to explore the nature of consciousness as society moves closer to the post-human digital realm. It is a concept inspired by Australian...