Les Everett’s epic quest...

Jan 24, 2021 by

By Toby Hussey – Some of the nation’s forgotten cricket pitches are part of farm paddocks like this in North...

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This teacher taught Aboriginal...

Jan 12, 2021 by

If a teacher’s success is measured by their students’ achievements, then Thomas Shadrach James must be one of the most...

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Does Australia’s radical left ...

Dec 18, 2020 by

The political pressure has been building in the wake of the right-wing terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019....

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A picturesque colonial landsca...

Nov 23, 2020 by

A radio journey into John Glover’s 1835 painting A view of the artist’s house and garden, in Mills Plains, Van...

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The history of the circus in A...

Nov 7, 2020 by

Australia’s first circus operated in Launceston in 1847 and the popularity of circuses quickly grew with troupes emerging...

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Australia revokes Chinese scho...

Sep 9, 2020 by

Chinese scholars Li Jianjun (top left) and Chen Hong (top right) and media officials Li Dayong (bottom left) and Tao Shelan (bottom...

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The age of online outrage

Aug 22, 2020 by

We live in an age of constant outrage. On social media in particular, many people seem to be almost continually offended and outraged...

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The flu that changed the world

Mar 18, 2020 by

In 1918, a new strain of the influenza virus was just starting to spread around the globe. By the end of the year it had killed more...

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What are your views on the you...

Dec 17, 2019 by

In 1958, one of the original students of Sydney Girls’ High School was asked what she thought about the younger generation....

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Hong Kong protests spark call ...

Nov 15, 2019 by

The University of Sydney emails its exchange students in Hong Kong after campuses are overrun with protesters. Australian university...

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High school graduates struggli...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Half the graduates at a Brisbane high school didn’t have a job or study prospects six months after leaving, so the school took...

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Here’s why so many of yo...

May 20, 2019 by

Rumours Indonesian trolls are abusing Facebook’s reporting features and getting groups banned has led to mass panic and...

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Funding Catholic schools adequ...

Sep 23, 2018 by

People calling for lower non-government school funding seem unaware that Thursday’s announcement was based on a key...

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Australian universities are un...

Aug 16, 2018 by

Australia has turned its universities into degree factories, so it’s no surprise that China — the factory of the world — is...

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Wearing the hijab: what itR...

Apr 9, 2018 by

My friends and family have suffered abuse and vitriol for wearing the hijab, yet I still wanted to wear it. Here’s why...

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Stymie reporting website for c...

Feb 18, 2018 by

An anonymous website where children can report harmful behaviour is uncovering self-harm clubs, drug dealing, bullying and illegal...

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St Posh vs Bog Standard High: ...

Feb 7, 2018 by

By Jane Caro – I often think that the greatest risk any of us take in our lifetime is to be born because none of us have any...

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The silent epidemic of elder a...

Feb 5, 2018 by

Catherine is just one example of the estimated one in six elderly people subjected to abuse at the hands of their children....

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Students on first-name basis w...

Feb 4, 2018 by

By Catherine Heuzenroeder – Teachers are allowing students to call them by their first names as some schools move away from the...

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Are universities worth it?

Jan 23, 2018 by

Australia’s universities are some of the best in the world – they’re a massive export earner, a driver of...

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