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Three ways to save on rising electricity cost in Sydney

It has been reported that the electricity sector of Australia is in crisis. The electricity bills have been increasing for the last few years, and the sad news is it's unlikely to go down anytime soon. As much as the government wants to fix the pro...

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Corporate Event Entertainment Ideas Worth The Splurge

Of course, everyone wants to make their next corporate event as memorable as possible. Investing in the right entertainment is vital to take an occasion from just outstanding to memorable. The best ev...

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It's your money they're spending in this election-eve budget. Here's how we're covering the story

Next Tuesday night is budget night, and it’s happening on the eve of a federal election where the Coalition is in for the fight of its life to hold onto government. The Conversation’s tea...

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Did Al Jazeera's undercover investigation into One Nation overstep the mark?

The sheer audacity of Al Jazeera’s three-year ruse is astounding. The news company’s investigation unit has carried out a sting that has captured both the National Rifle Association of t...

Andrew Dodd, Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne - avatar Andrew Dodd, Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

Peta Clancy brings a hidden Victorian massacre to the surface with Undercurrent

Peta Clancy, Undercurrent 1, from the series Undercurrent, 2018-19, inkjet pigment print, W120 x H85cm each image approx. Courtesy the artistReview: Peta Clancy, Undercurrent, Koorie Heritage Trust T...

Anita Pisch, Honorary Lecturer, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University - avatar Anita Pisch, Honorary Lecturer, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University

What is the Medicare rebate freeze and what does it mean for you?

On the weekend, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said he would end the Medicare freeze in his first 50 days as prime minister if Labor won the election. Every day Morrison’s Medicare freeze stay...

Helen Dickinson, Professor, Public Service Research, UNSW - avatar Helen Dickinson, Professor, Public Service Research, UNSW

Why new laws are vital to help us control violence and extremism online

Only the law can hold internet companies criminally accountable. from www.shutterstock.comThe terrorist attack in Christchurch is a horrific attack on society. We must consider all measures available...

Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Co-Director Centre for Commercial Law, Bond University - avatar Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Co-Director Centre for Commercial Law, Bond University

More fish, more fishing: why strategic marine park placement is a win-win

Marine parks are good for fish - especially if they're in the right areas. Epstock/ShutterstockAustralia has some of the most spectacular marine ecosystems on the planet – including, of course, ...

Kerstin Jantke, Postdoctoral Researcher on conservation biology, University of Hamburg - avatar Kerstin Jantke, Postdoctoral Researcher on conservation biology, University of Hamburg

Expect tax cuts and an emptying of the cupboards in a budget cleanout as the billions roll in

Prime Minister Morrison and Treasurer Frydenberg will do their best to leave the cupboard bare next Tuesday while still delivering a budget surplus in 2019-20. ShutterstockIt has been just over three ...

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Morrison flags new laws to stop social media platforms being 'weaponised'

Scott Morrison is foreshadowing tough new criminal laws to crack down on social media companies which fail to quickly remove footage like that streamed by the gunman in the New Zealand massacre. Unde...

Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra - avatar Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Australian political journalists might be part of a ‘Canberra bubble’, but they engage the public too

Australian journalists often use Twitter to comment on the issues of the day. Nina Maile Gordon/The Conversation, CC BY-NC-NDThe federal election is fast approaching – less than 100 days away in...

Axel Bruns, Professor, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology - avatar Axel Bruns, Professor, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology

A new twist in the elusive quest for the origins of the word 'bogan' leads to Melbourne's Xavier College

Drawing of a 'bogan doll' which featured in a 1984 edition of a student-produced Xavier College magazine Sursum Corda. Author providedBogan is the most significant word to be created in Australian Eng...

Bruce Moore, Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, Australian National University - avatar Bruce Moore, Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, Australian National University

Massacre is now part of Christchurch's identity, so how does a city rise above that?

Christchurch has a challenging new aspect to its identity. The city is now inextricably associated with the March 15 mass shootings at two mosques. So how does a city come to terms with and recover fr...

Will Rifkin, Chair in Applied Regional Economics and Director, Hunter Research Foundation Centre, University of Newcastle - avatar Will Rifkin, Chair in Applied Regional Economics and Director, Hunter Research Foundation Centre, University of Newcastle

Schools are asking students to bring digital devices to class, but are they actually being used?

Not everyone has a digital device to bring to school. from shutterstock.comIt’s been over ten years since Kevin Rudd’s Digital Education Revolution placed small laptops (also called Rudd-t...

Nicola F. Johnson, Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in Education, Edith Cowan University - avatar Nicola F. Johnson, Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in Education, Edith Cowan University

Older people are more digitally savvy, but aged care providers need to keep up

Moving into aged care can affect a person’s ability to remain connected to their local community, but most aged care facilities don't provide access to digital devices. from www.shutterstock.com...

Dr Wendy Wrapson, Senior Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology - avatar Dr Wendy Wrapson, Senior Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology

Pets and owners - you can learn a lot about one by studying the other

The personality of a pet owner can help a veterinarian understand the health and welfare of the pet. Shutterstock/PM ProductionThere’s an old saying that pets and their owners become more simila...

Paul McGreevy, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science, University of Sydney - avatar Paul McGreevy, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science, University of Sydney

Shorten to announce Labor's 'living wage' plan but without an amount or timing

Bill Shorten will unveil on Tuesday a process to have the Fair Work Commission phase in a “living wage”. But he will not say what it should be as a proportion of the median wage, or how lo...

Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra - avatar Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Health check: can eating certain foods make you smarter?

Green vegetables, nuts and berries are among the foods that could improve our brain function. From shutterstock.comTrying to keep up with what constitutes a “healthy” diet can be exhaustin...

Margaret Morris, Professor of Pharmacology, Head of Pharmacology, UNSW - avatar Margaret Morris, Professor of Pharmacology, Head of Pharmacology, UNSW

A skilful and stirring one-man treatment of George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Renato Musolino is the beating heart of a new production of Animal Farm. James HartleyReview: Animal Farm, State Theatre Company of South Australia In a new one-man production, Renato Musolino brings...

Lisa Harper Campbell, Lecturer in Drama, Flinders University - avatar Lisa Harper Campbell, Lecturer in Drama, Flinders University

We need to stop conflating Islam with terrorism

The Christchurch terrorist attack has shown us that we need to address the threat posed by far-right extremism to our ideals of peaceful social cooperation in a multicultural society. Unfortunately, i...

Nicolas Pirsoul, Sessional lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics, Australian Catholic University - avatar Nicolas Pirsoul, Sessional lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics, Australian Catholic University

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People prioritising their relationships with themselves

When one hears the word ‘relationship’, most people automatically think of romantic bonds. Of ...

Leading dentist warns parents against teeth whitening

The teeth whitening industry is experiencing significant growth with many people seeking out produ...

Plastic surgeon aims to re-define beauty

Dr. Anh Nguyen aims to re-define what beauty means. She has brought together 40 of her patients aged...

This Is How to Take Care of Beard during summer

Often, we watch the beards disappear as the cold weather goes into a recession period. The three sum...