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New 'virtual kidnapping' scam targeting Chinese students makes use of data shared online

Lennon Y.C. Chang, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University - avatar Lennon Y.C. Chang, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University

Student data is a popular target for hackers and a hot product on the online black market. ShutterstockA warning about a “new” international scam targeting Chinese students in Australia wa...

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Australia's taste for translated literature is getting broader, and that's a good thing

Alice Whitmore, Assistant lecturer, Monash University - avatar Alice Whitmore, Assistant lecturer, Monash University

Small Australian presses are publishing more contemporary works originally written in languages other than English. Wikimedia, CC BY-NC-SAIraqi author Ahmed Saadawi’s novel has been shortlisted ...

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Housing affordability stress affects one in nine households, but which ones are really struggling?

Lyrian Daniel, University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Adelaide - avatar Lyrian Daniel, University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Adelaide

Housing is just one of the essentials in household budgets and it's when there's no way to manage all these costs that financial stress really sets in. Emma Baker, Author providedMeeting the cost of b...

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NSW's no-cull brumby bill will consign feral horses to an even crueller fate

Don Driscoll, Professor in Terrestrial Ecology, Deakin University - avatar Don Driscoll, Professor in Terrestrial Ecology, Deakin University

Research suggests there is no "safe number" of brumbies that will avoid harm to mountain ecosystems. Jimmyvanderwall/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SANew South Wales’ proposed brumby legislation &ndas...

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Here's what's on the horizon for a male contraceptive pill – but don't hold your breath

Adam Watkins, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham - avatar Adam Watkins, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Men currently only have two contraceptive options: condoms or a vasectomy. Javier CanalesON THE PILL: In this seven-part series we explore the history, myths, side-effects and alternatives of the pill...

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As Japan undergoes social change, single women are in the firing line

Laura Dales, Lecturer in Asian Studies, University of Western Australia - avatar Laura Dales, Lecturer in Asian Studies, University of Western Australia

An increasing proportion of Japanese adults will remain unmarried their whole lives, and should be considered full citizens rather than underperformers. ShutterstockJapan’s Liberal Democratic P...

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Housing costs are actually the same as in 1993, but renters still struggle

Ben Phillips, Associate Professor, Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University - avatar Ben Phillips, Associate Professor, Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University

Even though house prices have risen substantially over recent decades, housing costs as a share of income have barely shifted in over 20 years. Costs relative to disposable income for housing are larg...

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