• Human Interest

    Flexing our social muscles


    Melanie Lambert |  March 5, 2024


    While maintaining financial security tends to dominate considerations of retirement, the need to stay socially active and connected with others when we leave the workforce can be just as important for our long-term well-being.


  • Health

    Health economics


    Open Forum |  March 5, 2024


    Health economists must play a key role in decision making to improve the efficiency of local hospitals and health networks if Australia wants better results from the $180 billion dollars spent every year on healthcare services.


  • Science and Technology

    Kitchen science


    Sam Baron |  March 5, 2024


    Some science experiments cost billions of dollars, while others can be done on a tabletop, but both types of investigation could help push our understanding of fundamental physics into new realms.


Latest Story

  • Revisiting the Past in Perth

    Viv.Miller     |      December 18, 2008

    Watching the sun setting over the Indian Ocean is one of the most beautiful and peaceful experiences Perth has to offer.

  • A computer science degree…… or six months experience?

    amanda.buggy     |      December 18, 2008

    There is a lot more to IT than just programming.

  • Reflections on an Exchange Year

    Louise Bitcon     |      December 17, 2008

    It is amazingly satisfying when you realise you've just spent a year speaking, thinking, dreaming and doing homework in another language – and everyone has understood you.

  • Travelling to History

    alison gordon     |      December 16, 2008

    Though you can't erase history, the Tasmanians do a wonderful job of keeping Port Arthur famous for the right reasons.

  • Strasbourg in 3 hours

    Malcolm Crompton     |      December 15, 2008

    The centre of old Strasbourg offers a unique mixture of French and German cultures. Home of the European Parliament, this city is famous for its magnificent Gothic cathedral and pâté de foie gras which is said to have been invented here in about 1780.

  • Geotourism: What is a Geotourist?

    Angus M Robinson     |      December 15, 2008

    A new study reveals the top five reasons of why we travel: to increase knowledge, to satisfy curiosity, to have a memorable experience, to obtain intellectual stimulation, and to visit destinations with a unique bundle of features and attractions.

    According to a major travel industry survey undertaken in 2003 by the Travel Industry Association of America and polling some 55 million Americans, an emerging form of tourism, called ‘geotourism’ has been coined to encompass all aspects of travel, not just the environment. Its definition – ‘tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of the place being visited, including its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents’ – describes completely all aspects of sustainability in travel.  

  • What do information users want?

    Ellen     |      December 11, 2008

    What do we, as information consumers, really need of a web site, intranet, health brochure, library, report or government information campaign?

  • The Right Way to Travel

    Zacha     |      December 10, 2008

    The shy, the timid, the stay-at-home, the arrogant, the shallow, the perplexed, the insular, the slow, the lazy and the just plain time-short should all be encouraged to travel.

  • How to Snare a Taxi

    Peter Fritz     |      December 9, 2008

    Travelling can pleasantly surprise you by revealing the kindness of human nature.

  • A Call to Action

    Julian.Wee     |      December 9, 2008

    Remember for Chinese, it takes 2 words combined to describe "Crisis" – "危机".   The first character is about acknowledging the presence of risks and dangers, the second stands for opportunity, and to develop a blueprint for change.

  • Understanding the Diversity of a Career in ICT

    anthonywong     |      December 9, 2008

    "Have ICT Skills – Will Travel": ICT Skills offer an individual a global passport with work opportunities all over the world, both with international and local companies.

  • IT in Schools

    john.ridge     |      December 9, 2008

    Trying to teach IT "as a career" as it is done currently is turning many students off pursuing it any further.