Uniforms do not miraculously invest students with important personal values or make them upstanding citizens no matter what the schools themselves might say, writes Cathy Sherry.
Whether fashionable or functional, the handbag – and what it contains – is intensely personal, writes Karen de Perthuis.
Four UNSW academics have been named on a prestigious list of the world’s most highly cited scientists.
Without a proper refugee status determination procedure, asylum seekers are left in indefinite detention with no certainty about (or control over) their future, writes Claire Higgins.
Companies that use biodiversity offsetting need to develop better ways to deliver biodiversity gains that are genuine, additional, permanent and fair to local communities, writes Malika Virah-Sawmy.
An excess of one of the two amino acids in the artifical sweetener aspartame is a signficant concern for people with phenylketonuria, but there is no evidence it has adverse effects in others, writes Rebecca LeBard.
The bottom line for the government is that many of its policies will survive or fall in the Senate according to the will of the Palmer United Party, writes George Williams.
If Australia is serious about buying the jump jet version of the Joint Strike Fighter it would be wise to look at why the UK is the only country to change its mind on the sale, writes Steven L Jones.
Immunisation plays an important role in keeping Australians healthy in old age, writes Raina MacIntyre.
The abuse of migrant workers constructing venues for Qatar's 2022 World Cup is an issue for all who love the “beautiful game”, write Justine Nolan and Bassina Farbenblum.