Australia's record on women's rights is poised to come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.
Single-use plastic bags will soon be gone from major supermarkets and many other shops too. Campaigns to reduce plastic even more should focus on positive advice, rather than shaming shoppers.
USA's criticism of, and withdrawal from, the UN Human Rights Council does nothing to address the problem of human rights abusers being able to influence the organisation.
Affordable rental options for low-income households in Sydney need to be drastically improved according to City Futures Research Centre.
Bringing humane and principled order to the plight of those in search of refuge is a goal within our reach, writes Guy S. Goodwin-Gil.
Difficulty with English language can mask other difficulties that culturally and linguistically diverse students may have, such as autism or dyslexia.
Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.
UNSW’s Rosemary Kayess has been elected to United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
When to send a child to school can be a tough decision, but all the evidence shows that 7 is the optimal age for starting formal education.
To compensate for unmet social needs, people project lifelike qualities onto objects to feel connected. But this doesn’t fully meet people’s needs, so they collect more and more objects.