Former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell didn’t have to resign because he was corrupt. He had to resign because if he didn’t then the system collapses, writes Greg...
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology, writes the University of Witwaterstand's Anton Harber
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I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student...
In the nearly two years since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has progressed from "that's amazing" to "those look stupid" to ...
The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean...
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For the past 20 years, the NSW ICAC has targeted these factors, with varying levels of community support. What is needed is ongoing internal monitoring, and a...
One can only imagine the mental state of young people when a universe of information, temptations and perils can be carried around in their pocket. While it’s...
Students studying in Australia need to be made aware of basic crime prevention and risk-reduction strategies in their daily activities. Doing so would at least...
India will soon have a new prime minister, who will be poised to shape the nature of this Asian Century and much will depend on India’s engagement with the rest...
New research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks.
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Australians living in poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, as well as communities with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are...
Kiev is fighting to regain control over the eastern region of Ukraine, with news of troop buildups and tense standoffs with protesters.
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India has been the world’s largest arms importer every year since 2010, as its defence industry struggles to keep up with its international ambitions.
The week has not begun well for Oscar Pistorius. Under relentless cross-examination from prosecutor Gerrie Nel, the Paralympian athlete, standing trial for...
Over 40% of mortgages in Australia are sold by mortgage brokers, not by their manufacturers - an issue that has the CEO of Australia’s fifth largest bank, Suncorp...
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
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Even as speculation continues about whether Russia’s recent foreign policy behaviour will result in a return to conflict in Europe, a war of words is already...
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Australia’s legal system may not yet reflect this but in 2014, according to a range of polls, a majority of Australians support same-sex marriage
Tony Abbott has returned from his North Asian trip to generally upbeat reviews. Domestically, the three-country tour will soon fade in people’s minds, if they...
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