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The Conversation

ABC board sacks managing director Michelle Guthrie

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
ABC board sacks managing director Michelle GuthrieMichelle Guthrie has been criticised for not standing up for the organisation sufficiently, and for her lack of journalistic experience.AAP/Julian Smith

The ABC Board has sacked managing director Michelle Guthrie, declaring in a blunt statement that it was “not in the best interests” of the organisation for her to continue to lead it.

ABC...

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one year of phenomenal success for Fortnite

  • Written by Steven Conway, Senior Lecturer - Games and Interactivity, Swinburne University of Technology
one year of phenomenal success for FortniteCall that a weapon? Playing Fortnite, a web-based multiplayer survival game.Shutterstock/Lenscap Photography

The online videogame Fortnite Battle Royale was launched just a year ago in September 2017. Since then the game had amassed 125 million active players by June and made US$1.2 billion (A$1.6 billion) for the developer, Epic Games.

It has also...

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What the stoush between the federal government and the CFMMEU is really about (spoiler: there's an election coming)

  • Written by David Peetz, Professor of Employment Relations, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University
What the stoush between the federal government and the CFMMEU is really about (spoiler: there's an election coming)CFMMEU workers protest on September 6, demanding the abolition of the federal government's Australian Building and Construction Commission.AAP/Dan Himbrechts

Since Malcolm Turnbull was ousted as prime minister, we have seen a renewed focus by the federal government on targeting union officials.

The latest, and also most enduring, target is the...

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Australia's residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-like

  • Written by Ralph Hampson, Senior Lecturer, Health and Ageing, University of Melbourne
Australia's residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-likeResidential aged care facilities should be more like a home and less like a hospital.from shutterstock.com

Most older people want to stay at home as long as they can. When this is no longer possible, they move into residential aged care facilities, which become their home. But Australia’s care facilities for the aged are growing in size and...

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  4. Influence in Australian politics needs an urgent overhaul – here's how to do it
  5. Grass trees aren't a grass (and they're not trees)
  6. Peter Grimes is a thrilling and moving staging of the great English opera
  7. Michelle Grattan on strawberries, Sudmalis, schools, and the au pair affair
  8. Super. If Labor really wanted to help women in retirement, it would do something else
  9. Is it time for Australia to be more open about research involving animals?
  10. If privacy is increasing for My Health Record data, it should apply to all medical records
  11. New laws help juries understand why victims of sexual violence struggle to recall their assaults
  12. why Catholic primary school parents can afford to pay more
  13. Quotas are not pretty but they work – Liberal women should insist on them
  14. Why does English have so many different spelling rules?
  15. the GFC and me. Ten years on, what have we learned?
  16. what do we want to be when we grow up?
  17. What makes you a man or a woman? Geneticist Jenny Graves explains
  18. The backflip over Sydney's marine park is a defiance of science
  19. Can e-scooters solve the 'last mile' problem? They'll need to avoid the fate of dockless bikes
  20. Planned trade deal with Europe could keep medicine prices too high
  21. Morrison aims to make agility his prime ministerial trademark
  22. Aboriginal people lived in Australia's desert interior 50,000 years ago, earlier than first thought
  23. Desal plants might do less damage to marine environments than we thought
  24. En Masse is an arresting fusion of circus, dance and classical music
  25. 160 years of Māori monarchy
  26. Government unfurls $4.6 billion private schools package, calming Catholic critics
  27. We won't fix female super until we fix female pay, but Labor's ideas are a start
  28. We've had 20 aged care reviews in 20 years – will the royal commission be any different?
  29. How the law failed three children and their families in the Bowraville murder case
  30. two neat ways to get young minds thinking this school holiday season
  31. why the full story of Murdoch, Stokes and the Liberal leadership spill needs to be told
  32. The off-topic Conversation #168
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  34. The Australian war film Jirga is a lesson in Afghan forgiveness
  35. how our leaders work hard at being 'ordinary'
  36. 'Walking into a headwind' – what it feels like for women building science careers
  37. We've cracked the cane toad genome, and that could help put the brakes on its invasion
  38. A community fix for the affordable housing crisis
  39. Your Apple Watch can now record your ECG – but what does that mean and can you trust it?
  40. Dutton back in spotlight after split Senate report on au pair affair
  41. Mother's Ruin is a stellar, gin-soaked cabaret
  42. How our residential aged-care system doesn't care about older people's emotional needs
  43. As we celebrate the rediscovery of the Endeavour let's acknowledge its complicated legacy
  44. what are copycat crimes and who commits them?
  45. On the Serena Williams cartoon -- and how the UK phone hacking scandal led to a media crackdown in South Africa
  46. how ASIC is trying to make corporate misconduct hurt
  47. how dolphins learn to work together for rewards
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Politics

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Travel

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