Government to provide more funds for prosecuting bank crime

The government has announced an extra $51.5 million to boost resources for the prosecution of criminal misconduct by banks and other financial institutions and the processing of civil claims.Of this, ...

Why you like coffee, and I choose tea – it's in the genes

Why does it cost so much to put a tea in a pot of hot water, anyway? from www.shutterstock.com Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better o...

Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduce the risk of premature birth

The earlier a baby is born, the greater the risk of poor health. Cassidy RowellPregnant women who increase their intake of omega-3 long-chain fatty acids are less likely to have a premature birth, acc...

A tip for bankers ahead of the royal commission: be more like doctors

Doctors take vows to act in the best interests of their patients. They workShutterstockThe financial services royal commission resumes for its final round of hearings on Monday, and reappearing before...

How Australia's NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state by state

The SIFA gun lobby is running ads in Victoria targeting Labor in the hopes it can get more pro-gun independent MPs elected.Dean Lewins/AAPOne of the more noticeable ad campaigns in the upcoming Victor...

Friday essay: turning up the level of civilisation

Donald and Melania Trump in Paris last week. According to the Washington Post, the president has made 6,420 false or misleading comments in 649 days.Ian Langsdon/EPAIn October 2005 Stephen Colbert was...

Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet

Children's travel needs are a big factor in private car use.Pablo Rogat/ShutterstockChildren today spend more time in cars than previous generations. They also spend less time playing on the streets a...

Explainer: why the Antarctic Circumpolar Current is so important for keeping Antarctica frozen

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current keeps Antarctica cold. ShutterstockThe Antarctic Circumpolar Current, or ACC, is the strongest ocean current on our planet. It extends from the sea surface to the bot...

Grattan on Friday: Morrison government brings back memories of McMahon days

As the Morrison government thrashes around trying to stave off defeat or just save the furniture, it reminds one historian of the ill-fated McMahon administration.The run up to the Coalition’s 1...

Why early diagnosis of autism should lead to early intervention

Early intervention can help children with autism to develop their communication skills.from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-NDResearch suggests children can be reliably diagnosed with autism before the ag...