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new research shows prejudice still high in australia, but many people seeking to promote social inclusion

New research shows prejudice still high in Australia, but many people seeking to promote...

About a quarter of Australians have experienced a form of major discrimination in the past two years. James Ross/AAP Australians like to think of themselves as living in the land of the “fair go”. Problem...
’tis the season to say things we later regret – and new research tells us why

’Tis the season to say things we later regret – and new research tells...

Researchers found “arousal” – being alert and awake – makes us more likely to say things we later regret. Image: Shutterstock Christmas is a stressful time for many, so not surprisingly it’s also known...
as bushfires intensify, we need to acknowledge the strain on our volunteers

As bushfires intensify, we need to acknowledge the strain on our volunteers

The vast majority of bushfire fighters in Australia are volunteers. And their job is only getting harder. Picture: Dean Lewins/AAP The early and ferocious start to the bushfire season in Australia this year has...
scott morrison stands by energy minister angus taylor, who faces police probe

Scott Morrison stands by energy minister Angus Taylor, who faces police probe

The affair started when Taylor wrote to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore after the council declared a climate emergency, seeking to score a political point. Phto:Mick Tsikas/AAP Scott Morrison has resisted calls for Angus Taylor...
we live in a world of upheaval. so why aren’t today’s protests leading to revolutions?

We live in a world of upheaval. So why aren’t today’s protests leading to...

Today’s protests are driven more by anger over social and economic inequity than deep-seated grievances against a regime. Orlando Barria/EPA We live in a world of violent challenges to the status quo, from Chile...
what did the high court decide in the pell case? and what happens now?

What did the High Court decide in the Pell case? And what happens now?

The High Court has referred George Pell’s application for special leave to the court’s full bench. Erik Anderson/AAP Two judges in the High Court of Australia Wednesday morning referred Cardinal George Pell’s application for special...
1 in 10 women with endometriosis report using cannabis to ease their pain

1 in 10 women with endometriosis report using cannabis to ease their pain

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that causes pain, infertility and gastrointestinal symptoms. Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside of the womb....
government set to win its new powers against unions

Government set to win its new powers against unions

The bill, which is set to pass the Senate, deals with officials and unions that consistently break existing laws. AAP/Joe Castro The government appears set to secure Senate support this week for tough legislation to...
nuance and nostalgia: labor’s election review provides useful insights and inevitable harking back to hawke

Nuance and nostalgia: Labor’s election review provides useful insights and inevitable harking back to...

The election review is proportionate in the blame it sends Bill Shorten’s way. David Crosling/AAP The media have been itching for a report that blamed Labor’s defeat on a dud leader. But the Review of Labor’s...
scott morrison wants to outlaw boycott campaigns. but the mining industry doesn’t need protection

Scott Morrison wants to outlaw boycott campaigns. But the mining industry doesn’t need protection

It’s a hard sell to pretend banks are the playthings of activist groups. AAP Image/Darren England Last Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed to craft new laws targeting social and political protest. Speaking to...