His stance on climate change is being called baffling and eccentric by British conservatives. Tony Abbott might be thinking about getting on the front foot, but he's got a long way to go.
It has long been assumed that women's career progression stalls because of children, but could it be because of their husbands? ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at a breakthrough study from Harvard.
Sick of misogynistic songs dominating the airwaves? How about a song about doing the laundry. Love this new hit from MC Tracky-Dactyl.
Ali Smith lost out to Richard Flanagan in the Man Booker, but she's just nabbed two other awards. MEREDITH JAFFE has all the latest news and reviews.
Do you give idiots oxygen, or do you ignore them? Please, someone, give us one good reason why we should give a damn about what Mark Latham thinks.
Prophet, astrologer and natural-born storyteller ROB BREZSNY brings us the smartest horoscopes on the net. Here they are for the week of November 13.
The cuts to the ABC and SBS are another broken election promise - what are the chances of the lies being forgotten before the next election? JANE GILMORE writes.
How much reality do our kids really need at playtime? A new doll with normal proportions - not Barbie proportions - is on the market, with optional flaws! Take a look.
From Oprah’s six toes to Martin Short's drinks with his dead wife and Taylor Swift's love life, CRAIG BENNETT dishes the celebrity dirt like no one else.
Christmas Liberation. Noël! WENDY HARMER'S not home for Chrissy this year... time to rejoice... or cry?
A report out today shows - again - that Australians are working harder than before and feeling insecure. And we're giving our bosses labour for free. ACTU president GED KEARNEY writes.
A new report out today is an urgent wake-up call about the ways in which indigenous Australians are disadvantaged. While there is some good news, some of the findings are shocking.
Jacqui Lambie's latest backflip signifies a further split with the Palmer United Party, and today she has been demoted as she joins a "coalition of common sense". Here's the latest from Canberra.
So Karl Stevanovic wears a suit and...feminism? DAN ILIC asks: "Why the mass hysteria?" This is oppression.
They're lazy, petrol sniffing, and using the past to their advantage. They're white, racist, and ignorant. Put black and white Australia together (with Ray Martin) and you've got intense television.
Kenyan women are being stripped and beaten in public for dressing "indecently". But a video of an attack has mobilised large protests against gender violence and inequality.
A line-up of celebrities and prominent citizens has stepped forward to send a message about the horrors of keeping children in detention indefinitely. Watch the clips.
Livestock is accountable for 14.5% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions, but that's no reason to vegetarian. Not when we've got crickets, says ALEXANDRA COULTON.
Free trade agreements are less about ‘free’ trade and more about horse-trading the taxes on imports. What does Australia get out of this momentous deal? PAULA MATTHEWSON reports.
Christmas has been commercialised for decades, but ROGER JOYCE thinks cherry lip gloss in an Advent Calendar for "kids" (read: girls) is a step too far.