International human rights legislation defines “enforced disappearance” as the action of state agents, or people or groups acting with the state’s authorisation,...
What if restrictions on Western food are more than just a post-imperial temper tantrum?
Recent revelations about doping in past athletics competitions have cast a long shadow over the competition.
Policy makers should think twice about an increase in the GST that only partly funds a company tax cut.
If a snap election were held tomorrow, what would our top politicians campaign about?
North Dakota is the first state in the US that will allow its police to fly drones equipped with tasers and other 'non-lethal weapons.'
As the United States reels from a mass shooting played out on live television, the balance between censorship and sensationalism in reporting has never been more...
The real 'American exceptionalism' is not that it has had so many mass shootings, but rather that it has done so little about them, writes Peter Squires.
In less than a decade, Copenhagen expects to become the first carbon-neutral city on the planet.
If you are introducing two people without using a double opt-in intro, you have a high likelihood of being a terrible person. Yup–I said it.
In an interview with the New York Times Sunday Book Review this week, children’s author R.L. Stine joked that he never reads nonfiction: “I hate anything real.”
Treasurer Joe Hockey and Labor senator Katy Gallagher will join a new cross-party push for a republic. But Hockey's move will only highlight a split among...
The dignity of people - regardless of their sexuality - is paramount. Just don't try and confuse it with same-sex marriage, okay?
Ever since Rupert Murdoch decided to enter the television game in the early 1980s, his newspapers have waged continuous war on public service broadcasters, and on...
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It's been a century since women were first sworn in as police officers in Australia, but despite steps to increase their presence, women aren't joining up at the same...
The US space agency NASA has launched the longest US isolation experiment yet, as part of preparations for a pioneering journey to Mars.
A 21-year-old Perth university graduate has won a top award for his Iron Man-inspired robotic exoskeleton, invented to help patients needing hand rehab.
Australia will not meet its emissions reduction targets, an international group of researchers says.
In New Orleans this week, President Obama said Hurricane Katrina "laid bare a deeper tragedy" of inequality that left "too many people, especially poor people,...
A Sydney bar has come under fire after hiring naked women to lie on tables as fruit platters and hand feed guests.
The Victorian Premier has taken aim at the NSW Government after its Education Minister banned the showing of a documentary on gay parenting.