An independent survey has been undertaken to find out how people feel about corruption, misconduct and maladministration in councils.

The Federal Government has announced it will implement recommendations from the Review of Higher Education Regulation, intended to reduce the ‘red tape’ of regulation and reporting.

A new study in the US has linked shorter sleep durations and poorer quality of sleep with a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.

Research has shown part of the reason many cannot get on board with the need to fight climate change, suggesting the impacts could be too far off to think about.

For a long time, Australian Aboriginal cultures were thought to have sole-dominion over the secrets of setting fire to the land they hunt, but scientists are now finding the ancient wisdom with a modern lens.

A new climate research college has opened in Australia, seeking to pick up the slack as climate science is cut in other areas.

Groundwater is a natural resource which enables the activities of many other industries, now a centre dedicated to studying groundwater has put a price on the hugely important resource.

Researchers at RMIT have made progress on a remarkable new material that is bendy, transparent, durable and shockingly – can conduct electricity.

Even the trees are grabbing their slice of Western Australia’s underground resources, with CSIRO showing nature may have levied its own minerals tax.

If you are an executive looking to embezzle, commit tax fraud or any other white-collar crimes, but are afraid of what might happen in prison – don’t worry, it is not as bad as you think.

Recent findings have added to a growing tide of information showing the contribution of women throughout human history, by showing that some of the first artists were female.

An augmented reality system is in the works which allows a driver to make other cars on the road seem invisible.

Researchers in the UK have taken a significant step toward the ability to produce carbon nanotubes en masse.

Plasma can be used to control the flow of fluids, and with recent advances it may now be employed to reduce drag and improve aerodynamic efficiencies for vehicles of all kinds.

A new report has shown a deeper level of mutual benefit between humans and the billions of bugs that live in our gut.

Importing an American tradition involving the consumption of vast amounts of junk food could lead Australian children down the dangerous path to poor health, the Medical Journal of Australia says.

An internet monitoring company says that Indonesia has overtaken China as the most prolific cyber-attackers, but there may be more to the numbers than the massive leap in hacking shows.

There is no doubt of the life-saving response paramedics provide in a emergency, but a new report says ambulance workers may be able to prevent future incidences as well.

The smoke and fumes from industry, transport and agriculture have been officially recognised as cancerous.

A report has had a new look at the rates of sexually transmissible and blood-borne infection in Australia, showing an increase in HIV diagnoses among other findings.

A new manufacturing technique has led to an increase in the energy-gathering abilities of solar panels.

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