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Peter Grimes is a thrilling and moving staging of the great English opera

  • Written by Trevor Jones, Lecturer in Musical Theatre, Griffith University
Peter Grimes is a thrilling and moving staging of the great English operaStuart Skelton in the title role of Peter Grimes.Brisbane Festival

Review: Peter Grimes, Brisbane Festival

Peter Grimes, one of the centrepiece events of this year’s Brisbane Festival, is a remarkable collaboration between the festival, Opera Queensland, Philip Bacon AM, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Queensland Symphony...

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Michelle Grattan on strawberries, Sudmalis, schools, and the au pair affair

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini about the week in politics. They discuss rushed legislation on strawberry contamination, the Liberals continued women problem with Ann Sudmalis’ announcement she won’t recontest her seat, the government’s new funding package on schools, and Peter...

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Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else

  • Written by Brendan Coates, Fellow, Grattan Institute
Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something elseLabor's plan to pay super to women on paid parental leave would barely boost their retirement incomes.Shutterstock

When it comes to the gender gap in retirement incomes, symbolism appears to matter more than actually achieving something.

Labor’s plan to add super contributions to government-funded parental leave was heralded by Opposition...

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Is it time for Australia to be more open about research involving animals?

  • Written by Tyler Paytas, Research Fellow in Philosophy, Australian Catholic University
Is it time for Australia to be more open about research involving animals?Most people never have the chance to see how animals live in laboratories.from www.shutterstock.com

The use of animals in scientific research is a complex ethical issue, and these studies typically take place behind closed doors.

But since 2012, more than 120 of Britain’s universities, research institutions and pharmaceutical companies have...

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  2. New laws help juries understand why victims of sexual violence struggle to recall their assaults
  3. why Catholic primary school parents can afford to pay more
  4. Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them
  5. Why does English have so many different spelling rules?
  6. the GFC and me. Ten years on, what have we learned?
  7. what do we want to be when we grow up?
  8. What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains
  9. The backflip over Sydney's marine park is a defiance of science
  10. Can e-scooters solve the 'last mile' problem? They'll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes
  11. Planned trade deal with Europe could keep medicine prices too high
  12. Morrison aims to make agility his prime ministerial trademark
  13. Aboriginal people lived in Australia's desert interior 50,000 years ago, earlier than first thought
  14. Desal plants might do less damage to marine environments than we thought
  15. En Masse is an arresting fusion of circus, dance and classical music
  16. 160 years of Māori monarchy
  17. Government unfurls $4.6 billion private schools package, calming Catholic critics
  18. We won't fix female super until we fix female pay, but Labor's ideas are a start
  19. We've had 20 aged care reviews in 20 years – will the royal commission be any different?
  20. How the law failed three children and their families in the Bowraville murder case
  21. two neat ways to get young minds thinking this school holiday season
  22. why the full story of Murdoch, Stokes and the Liberal leadership spill needs to be told
  23. The off-topic Conversation #168
  24. The shocking truth about insurance. We pick bad policies even with good information
  25. The Australian war film Jirga is a lesson in Afghan forgiveness
  26. how our leaders work hard at being 'ordinary'
  27. 'Walking into a headwind' – what it feels like for women building science careers
  28. We've cracked the cane toad genome, and that could help put the brakes on its invasion
  29. A community fix for the affordable housing crisis
  30. Your Apple Watch can now record your ECG – but what does that mean and can you trust it?
  31. Dutton back in spotlight after split Senate report on au pair affair
  32. Mother's Ruin is a stellar, gin-soaked cabaret
  33. How our residential aged-care system doesn't care about older people's emotional needs
  34. As we celebrate the rediscovery of the Endeavour let's acknowledge its complicated legacy
  35. what are copycat crimes and who commits them?
  36. On the Serena Williams cartoon -- and how the UK phone hacking scandal led to a media crackdown in South Africa
  37. how ASIC is trying to make corporate misconduct hurt
  38. how dolphins learn to work together for rewards
  39. Why New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote
  40. what does it mean to be 'cisgender'?
  41. The AFL's gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress
  42. ‘step up’ to help the unemployed
  43. Business as usual? The Sustainable Development Goals apply to Australian cities too
  44. I can't sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?
  45. Trump versus China means picking sides
  46. Do you 'zombie check' your phone? How new tools can help you control technology over-use
  47. Eulogy for a seastar, Australia's first recorded marine extinction
  48. Morrison's challenge with women goes beyond simple numbers
  49. antipsychotic drugs are rarely effective in 'calming' dementia patients
  50. How understanding animal behaviour can liberate us from gender inequality


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