Mothers have little to show for extra days of work under new tax changes

A mother in a low-income family can lose 85-95% of her earnings from working more days to income tax, loss of benefits and childcare costs.riopatuca/ShutterstockThe federal government’s new Chil...

Turbulence isn't just a science problem

A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence. from www.shutterstock.com Making science for people is a series that explores how humanities, arts and social sciences expertise is...

More than just a tantrum: here's what to do if your child has oppositional defiant disorder

Oppositional defiant disorder is a pattern of disobedient, hostile, and defiant behaviour directed towards authority figures.Sara Baker/ShutterstockDefiance and tantrums are common in childhood. Paren...

How men are embracing 'clean eating' posts on Instagram

Most 'clean eating' posts on Instagram portrayed men engaging in muscle presentation to convey virile strength and power.ShutterstockInstagram is the world’s fastest growing social network site...

Overcrowded housing looms as a challenge for our cities

The return of the historic problem of overcrowded dwellings points to a need in Australia for better understanding of the causes and regulatory responses.Jacob Riis (1889)Overcrowding is an inevitable...

The politicisation of English language proficiency, not poor English itself, creates barriers

The Australian government is considering yet another English language test for migrants. The rationale for the proposal is the prospect “Australia will be home to one million people who do not s...

View from The Hill: China challenge is the issue of the moment in Australian foreign policy

Two contributions made in separate forums in Parliament House on Tuesday captured the sharp cross-currents in the China-Australia relationship.At the Australia China Business Council’s “Ne...

It's not clear where Trump's 'Space Force' fits within international agreement on peaceful use of space

Overnight US President Donald Trump announced the establishment of a “Space Force” as a separate force of the US military. Trump has indicated the reasoning behind the Space Force stems fr...

Could playing Fortnite lead to video game addiction? The World Health Organisation says yes, but others disagree

Fortnite is a web based multi player survival game developed by Epic Games.ShutterstockCould your child be addicted to playing video games? Maybe. If you’re a parent looking for tips on moderati...

Poll wrap: Coalition's record Newspoll losing streak, and Rebekha Sharkie has large lead in Mayo

Recently, hard-right Coalition MPs have not had as much influence on government policy as they used to, and Malcolm Turnbull is probably benefiting from this.AAP/Mick TsikasThis week’s Newspoll...