Rethinking plastic to change the system
Although bans on single-use plastic products can be effective, we need to change our mindset on their value.
Putting the ‘arrr’ in pirate
We may no longer say ‘shiver me timbers’, but we still use plenty of pirate words for other things.
A dog's Brexit
As Boris Johnson's tactics cause deep rifts within the Conservative Party, the UK faces a Brexit of radical conservatism – and plenty of risks.
A society shaped by discontents
The contributions of convicts to Australia's progressive political traditions have been largely and unfairly forgotten.
Who's in charge of Britain?
Is there still such a thing as “the British people” in the singular? The deep divisions on Brexit highlight a case of the revolution eating itself.
Letting children think big
Teaching children philosophy can help improve academic results. But more importantly, it allows children a space to make sense of the world, and meaning in their lives.
Better candidates than BoJo
If Boris Johnson becomes British PM, the most likely outcome is a no-deal Brexit leavened with the rhetoric of past and future glories of the UK.
Amid the Brexit mess, Britain needs the Commonwealth and Australia like no time since World War II.
Making sense of Brexit
If you're confused about the deadlock in the UK over its withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit, this should help clear some things up.
Forgotten people strike back
Brexit and the 'yellow vest' protests in Paris are symptoms of a growing discontent among people economically abandoned by globalisation.
A kingdom not so united
As England agonises over Brexit, divisions have emerged in other parts of the UK, especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The master, the student and the lessons of gongfu
Monash lecturer Chris Murray's dedication to an ancient art had benefits far beyond improving his martial arts skills.
Crisis ended? Don't speak too soon
Greece Prime Minister Alex Tsipras has declared that the country is back on its feet, but the numbers indicate its problems are far from over.
How to change our relationship with plastic
It's not evil, but we do need to adopt different habits and think about reusable alternatives to many single-use plastic products.
Barracking, sheilas and shouts: how the Irish influenced Australian English
Irish influence on Australian English is much like the influence of the Irish on Australians themselves — less than you’d expect on the surface, but everywhere once you start looking.
Five biases are creating problems with share bikes
Biases can lead us to deny responsibility for our poor decisions and are creating problems for share-bike schemes.
Will Brexit be the catalyst for a new world order
What will the future hold for Britain, Europe and other parts of the world in the face of Brexit?
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