The Australian economy is pretty decent at surfing, and would be tough enough to ride out another “dumper” of a financial crisis if one came crashing on our shores, writes David Taylor.
Australian schools’ maths and science results have flatlined for the past 20 years relative to comparable countries
The difference between attending a disadvantaged school and a more privileged one is the equivalent of three years of education, a report on Australia’s test results has found.
On Wednesday the Australian Council for Educational Research (Acer) released two reports on the performance of Australian children in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (Timss) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests.
Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan blames state and territory governments for the country’s looming energy crisis, saying bans on gas development have compromised Australia’s energy security.
The latest national report card for Australian year six students paints a disturbing picture of pupils slipping behind the world in maths and science achievement, but there was some good news.
Australians should be given the opportunity to work just four days out of seven, says Greens leader Richard Di Natale, who says the nation needs to start debating the future of work.
Australia is being described as one of the least transparent members of the international coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with serious questions raised over the ADF’s tracking of suspected civilian casualty incidents.
Brewery apologises for making light of the issue and cancels limited edition release of 10,000 cases of beer
Coopers brewery has cancelled the release of a limited edition light beer in association with the Bible Society after a “light-hearted” video debate about marriage equality that formed part of the publicity campaign sparked calls for a boycott.
Former Don Dale manager says staff told him of concerns over officer’s ‘flirtatious behaviour’ with young female detainees
A male youth justice officer who made sexually inappropriate remarks to juvenile detainees was not reported until he sexually harassed a colleague more than 18 months later, the Northern Territory royal commission has heard.
John Fattore, a former acting general manager of the Don Dale youth detention centre and investigator with the professional standards unit, was investigating a sexual harassment claim in 2009 when he was told by staff of other unreported incidents involving the officer and detainees.
In its 25th year, the world music festival took estimated crowds of 90,000 on a journey of discovery across four days
As the Waifs’ London Still rang out beneath an almost-full moon in Adelaide’s Botanic Park, the bittersweet song about the homesickness that visits an Aussie expat in the motherland certainly resonated with the well-travelled, multi-generational Womadelaide crowd.
But, on that late summer Saturday evening, few would have wished they were in London, still – or anywhere else on the planet for that matter. In the 25 years since the first Australian incarnation of Peter Gabriel’s Womad (World of Music, Arts and Dance), much has shifted on the Antipodean cultural map. Where once Australians had to travel to the UK or beyond to dose up on the sounds of the world, now – in the internet age – the world comes to Australia.
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou blasts the pitch quality at the Sydney Football Stadium, saying if a Test cricket pitch was prepared that helped an opposition, even the Prime Minister would speak out.