One former member of Australia’s government review tribunal has described robo-debt as a form of ‘extortion’. Shutterstock Federal MP Amanda Rishworth raised concerns over the weekend that Australia could be headed for another robo-debt ordeal after the government reportedly confirmed the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will use data matching to audit childcare […]

Many victims of school bullying suffer mental illness later in life. from shutterstock.com The Victorian state government was recently reported to be investigating whether it could make it easier for bullying victims to sue schools. This was prompted by the case of a 13-year-old boy who had to undergo surgery after being […]

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels. Credit: University of York Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has discovered. Researchers looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics in […]

GETTY IMAGES Scientists and government officials meet this week in Paris to finalise a key assessment on humanity’s relationship with nature. The Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, or IPBES, will issue the first report of this type since 2005. It will detail the past losses and future prospects for […]