Australia Today

As North Korea builds a season of summits, the stakes on denuclearisation remain high

Benjamin Habib, Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University

This week’s high-stakes summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heralds a new period of negotiations in which regional states attempt to manage a northeast Asian security environment that includes a nuclear North Korea. Several analysts, myself in...

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does Australia need personal income tax cuts?

Saul Eslake, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Tasmania

In this series - Budget policy checks - we look at the government’s justifications for policies likely to be in this year’s budget and measure them up against the evidence.In this piece we look at the need for personal income tax cuts.A large proportion of any cut in personal income tax ...

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We can change our brain and its ability to cope with disease with simple lifestyle choices

Yen Ying Lim, Research Fellow, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Lifestyle factors such as meditation can change our brain for the better. gGuilherme Romano/UnsplashThis is part of our series on Changing the Brain, about what’s happening in our brain in various mental states and how we can change it for the better and worse.Our life expectancy has increased...

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Eight things that should be included in screen guidelines for students

Brendon Hyndman, Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education, Charles Sturt University

Current guidelines state students aged five to 18 shouldn't be spending more than two hours per day engaged in electronic media for entertainmentShutterstockOne of the biggest issues modern schools and parents have to encounter is how to manage students’ electronic use. With this in mind, nati...

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Melbourne Airport is going to be as busy as Heathrow, so why the argument about one train line?

Ian Woodcock, Lecturer, School of Global, Urban & Social Studies, RMIT University

Public discussion of rail links to airports has been narrowly focused on the idea of a single line and where to run it. In Melbourne, the politics of this debate has so far prevented a railway from being built, because it is not possible for one line to meet all of the landside access needs of the a...

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How Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win blurs lines between classical music and pop

Scott Davie, Piano tutor and Lecturer, Sydney Conservatorium Music, University of Sydney

Kendrick Lamar in the music video for HumbleScreenshot from YoutubeThe awarding of the 2018 Pulitzer Music Prize to Kendrick Lamar for his album DAMN. has attracted considerable controversy. The American rapper edged out the young Michael Gilbertson, who wrote a string quartet in a traditional forma...

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Fracking can cause social stress in nearby areas: new research

Will Rifkin, Chair in Applied Regional Economics and Director, Hunter Research Foundation Centre, University of Newcastle

Coal seam gas extraction has increased social stress in Darling Downs. University of Queensland, Author providedThe question of opening the Northern Territory and South Australia to fracking has re-ignited concerns about environmental and health impacts. Receiving less attention are the social and e...

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Holidays & Travel

Heaven is the Adelaide Hills

Looking for a quick getaway? Enjoy food and wine? How about stunning countryside? Look no further! The Adelaide Hills has something for everyone. We flew to Adelaide for a weekend-getaway...

5 Amazing Australian Holiday Ideas

Australia is one of the most fantastic places in the world to travel, explore, and witness all of the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. With so much rich...

Top Amenities You Enjoy by Renting Luxury Caravans for Road Trips

Do you love to undertake road trips? What the luxury cruises on the ocean are for ocean travelers, luxury caravanning is the same for land-lubbers. Traveling in a luxury caravan...

Here Are Some Extra Reasons for You to Visit the Cayman Islands

It’s no secret that the term ‘heaven on Earth’ gets tossed around a lot. We too are tired of seeing it used for places that have sandy beaches, palm trees...

FV by Peppers: Brisbane's Hottest New Hotel

Brisbane’s hottest new hotel, FV by Peppers has officially opened its doors with Mantra Group’s Chief Operating Officer Tomas Johnsson and the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and...

Long Island Boasts Signature Calendar of Events for Travelers in 2018

LONG ISLAND, NY (March 5, 2018) – There are many reasons to visit Long Island – New York City's Beachfront Backyard in 2018 from our most notable, the 120-miles of...

Places That Will Make You Want to Visit Indonesia This Year

Royalty, culture and history coalesce in Yogyakarta     Seasoned travellers wanting more than boutique shopping, hip bars and cutting edge restaurants are invited to try a new Indonesian island or include one...

STA Travel: MASSIVE THREE DAY NEW ZEALAND SALE

NEW ZEALAND FLASH SALE!!!!    For the next THREE DAYS ONLY, STA Travel is having massive flight and Campervan hire sales for New Zealand!!    Fly one way for $129, and RETURN FOR $275!! Campervans start from $47 a day!    If...

MANTRA HOTELS LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER GLOBAL SALE

Mantra Hotels is set to launch its biggest ever Global Sale with massive savings on more than 130 Mantra, Peppers, BreakFree and Art Series Hotels, booked between 13 - 21...

Fashion & Beauty

Easy Dress-Up Tips for Lazy Girls

Look, getting all dolled up is fun, but you may not always be in the mood for it. Unfortunately, though, this is exactly when you are asked to go to...

Health and Beauty Tips- Know These Important Facts

Maintaining a body that is beautiful and healthy is actually quite simple, even though most sources might tell you that it's almost impossible. You can get a head start by...

A New Avenue to Quality Haircare; At your Doorstep

It may be hard for many men and women to find the right quality hair system for their hair. Whether their hair type is thick, thin, coarse and sparse or...

“Nourishing” Australia – Australians appreciating good quality skincare health, for the whole family

Today’s modernized ingredients of preserved, fragrance based suncare and skincare is rapidly growing as a competitive market. The overwhelming development and release of the latest and trending of true quality...

The Most Interesting Beauty Trends around the Globe 

Thanks to the wonders of the Digital Age, which has fostered an immense growth in terms of connecting people, we are now blessed with the opportunity to not only follow...

Fashion and Style at a Single Click

Developing a proper balance between having good style and being fashion savvy is never an easy step. This is why a lot of people develop habits of checking for help...

HEALTH

How You Can Conquer Your Dental Anxiety

Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with dread? Well, you will be pleased to know that you are not the only one. A large number of...

Up and away: the impact of flying on your health

These school holidays, many people will take to the skies, unaware of the risks flying can pose to their health. Brisbane based house call doctor Ryan Harvey said it was important...

How to Lose Weight After 40

As you age, your metabolism slows down, which makes losing weight much harder. Additionally, your hormones start to fluctuate significantly, causing easier weight gain. Sticking to the same tricks you...

Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle Despite A Busy Career

If you’ve been swamped at work lately and really focused on achieving that next big promotion or getting an important project completed, you may have found that your focus has...

AHRIA - Husband created a skincare range for his wife and child

Meet the Dad who was so worried about the chemicals his pregnant wife and baby were absorbing… Forget perfume or flowers… this husband created a skincare range for his wife...

Cinzia Cozzolinos shares her 7 Day Feb-Fast Detox

Nutritionist and Founder of Nutrition Darling and Smoothie Bombs shares her 7 Day Feb-Fast Detox.  Cinzia Cozzolinos Tips are below and her 7 Day Plant Based Eating Plan is...

LIFE STYLE

Keep your cool in the Far North with new 3-way fridge for the tropics

Bridging the gap that has long divided two-way and three-way refrigerator enthusiasts, Aussie Traveller’s new Australian made XCD caravan and motorhome fridge offers exceptional cooling power with the functionality of an absorption...

Renovation Hot Spots: The Sydney Suburbs that had the biggest makeover

As Sydney’s housing boom begins to decline, ServiceSeeking.com.au looks back at the suburbs that have had the biggest makeover between 2017 and now. The find-a-tradie site has designed a map...

How to Incorporate Rustic Elements into Your Modern Interior Design

Creating a rustic-modern look in your home means embracing the charms of nature and giving your home an organic touch. This enchanting style exudes balance because it combines sleek modern...

How to Create a Stylish Patio

When decorating your home, it’s important to look at the big picture and pay as much attention to the exterior as you do to the interior. Sure, it probably will...

Make Your Home More Child-Friendly

If you have a little one on the way and are preparing for all of the huge life changes that accompany the birth of a new baby, don’t forget to...

Increase Security at Home with Roller Shutters

Once your dream house is complete, it is important to protect all aspects of it. People do not realize the impact of housebreaking until it happens in their vicinity. The...

FOOD & DINING

Sing for Your Supper at Chargrill Charlie’s

To celebrate the final curtain call of the Barden Bellas, Chargrill Charlie’s is giving you the chance to Sing for your Supper! Show off your best acapella vocals to win...

MAKE IT WINE TIME, ANY TIME

Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion, or just wind down at the end of a long day, there’s nothing much better than pouring yourself a glass (or two…) of...

5 Food Trends That Are Affecting Your Diet in 2018

With so many changes occurring in the food industry, we can’t help but ask ourselves how can this affect our diet and everyday life, right? It’s no wonder that these...

Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski to spice up kitchen at Peppers Noosa

Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski has joined the team at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas to head up the kitchen at View Restaurant as the hotel’s new Food Ambassador and Advisory...

Trending Health Coffee Making the world “Skinny”

Around the world we have revolutionized health food, diet anti-craving quick fixes, weight loss programs and many more program derived feature based products. Overheard by the latest trending news on...

1 Food You Need to Try in Sydney

Sydney is not the ultra-expensive city it once was. Small businesses, new age fast food and other innovations have taken over the market, setting their own price points that attract...