In announcing his higher education reforms today, Christopher Pyne said the Whitlam education reforms were 'not very significant'. Free education for all? Really?
Prophet, astrologer and natural-born storyteller ROB BREZSNY brings us the smartest horoscopes on the net. Here they are for the week of August 28.
Tempted to chuck in the entire human race? WENDY HARMER makes an impassioned plea and invokes the medieval.
We all know how quirky our bodies can be, and how they can let us down as we get older. Nobody really wants to talk about light bladder leakage, but you are not alone. (SP)
They were frivolous, fashion obsessed, criticised as anti-feminist. So what appeal does SATC have for a 50-something feminist academic? CATHARINE LUMBY has two words for you.
Did you know swearing can be good for you? It's true, it can actually reduce physical pain. But there's a but...A big one. (Don't read this post if swearing offends you.)
Malcolm Turnbull's NBN report that says the coalition NBN is better than Labor's is no surprise, says GABRIELLE JACKSON, but is it comparing like with like?
AMY STOCKWELL loves bad television - particularly makeover shows - but Bringing Sexy Back is bad-bad, not good-bad. It's just more humiliating fat shaming, she says.
There have been calls for films featuring smoking to be R-rated. But is that just censorship? And is increasing violence in films a bigger concern? ANTOINETTE LATTOUF reports.
The red carpet is one thing, but actually putting an actress up on a rotating podium, like a doll? TRACEY SPICER welcomes you to the L.A. cattle show...
Watch Billy Crystal's moving tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards.
We've got a gallery of the fabulous frocks from this year's Emmy Awards. Plus we'll publish the winners as they come in.
Want to know why diets don't work? NAOMI RADUNKSI knows... and says thin nutritionists (and fat hypnotherapists) really need to learn a bit more about how fat people think.
Writer-director Joel Edgerton stars in this edgy drama about a crime, a cover-up and a tragic accident. We've got 10 double passes to give away.
With the parliament acting like a bunch of scrapping toddlers, it's time for Tony Abbott to become the responsible parent, says PAULA MATTHEWSON.
Before we wholeheartedly embrace the 'Asian Century', let's consider the impact of patriarchal Confucian policies on the lives of women, says ELLE HARDY.
Need a laugh this Monday morning? Look no further than How To Talk Australians, a web series highlighting the idiosyncrasies of Australian culture.
Confidence in our democracy is tanking. We need greater transparency to restore trust says former MP TONY WINDSOR. The need for a federal ICAC is obvious.
As domestic politics looks to the Middle East and the threat of "home grown jihadists", do you know what ISIS is? MONICA ATTARD gets us up to speed.
A chance conversation prompted WENDY HARMER to think about when's the "right" time to have a baby. And why men don't seem to be asked that question...