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New research shines light on sexual violence at Australian music festivals

As the weather warms up, it can only mean one thing for young music enthusiasts: the Australian summer music festival season is here. For many young people, this is a time of great anticipation, excitement and meticulous planning of outfits.


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Digital diagnosis: How your smartphone or wearable device could forecast illness

If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then it’s probably already tracking a lot of data about you and your behaviour. If you have a wearable device, you’ll be generating a multitude of fitness data too.


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With the right help, bears can recover from the torture of bile farming

Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears. The bears spend their lives confined in tiny steel or concrete cages and are “milked” through permanent holes in their side that allow bile to be extracted from the gall bladder.


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Meet the new seachangers: now it’s younger Australians moving out of the big cities

No longer pegged as one of the retirement villages of Australia, recent demographic data and interest in Tasmania suggest a change in the air.


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Honey, I hid the kids: Australia’s screen industry is letting down carers

Women in Australia’s screen industry are finding it difficult to juggle their working lives with their caring roles, according to a study released today.


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We need to know more about charities to be sure they are helping their cause, not themselves

The case of Eman Sharobeem, the NSW Australian of the Year finalist who stole almost $800,000 from charitable organisations she ran, highlights major problems with transparency throughout the nonprofit sector.


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The AFLW found instant success, but challenges remain for its long-term sustainability

This has been a momentous year for women’s sport in Australia. For the first time, the country’s major sporting leagues had both male and female competitions following the introduction of the NRL Women’s Premiership.


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Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication.



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