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The milk, the whole milk and nothing but the milk: the story behind our dairy woes

In four years, the number of dairy farmers in Australia dropped by 9 per cent.

How stereotyping is costing brands millions of consumers

By stereotyping, brands are doing more harm than good, repelling the very women they are trying to attract.

Lactation cookies pulling in six figure profits for Boobie Bikkies

Boobie Bikkies creator shares how the company increased revenues and profits by over 30 per cent in the last three years...

Recycling plastic bottles is good, but reusing them is better

To really reduce plastic packaging, we need to find ways to alter the routines, rather than directly substituting indivi...

Sexualised and stereotyped: why Australian advertising is stuck in a sexist past

The Ad Standards code only considers ads in isolation. It doesn’t take into account their cumulative effect.

Biscuits, beer or beef: which takes the most water to produce?

Foods with some of the highest water-scarcity footprints were almonds, dried apricots and breakfast cereal made from puf...

Is big alcohol claiming drinking is safer than it really is?

The alcohol industry has labelled the current guidelines as harsh and voiced concern that they may be tightened further.

How remote working can increase stress and reduce well-being

Growing concerns that people’s mental health and well-being can take a hit when working remotely.

How experiences of being judged by their appearance affect how women feel in open-plan offices

Study finds women feel more 'exposed' in open-plan work spaces.

Mojo: the rise and fall of an Australian advertising empire

OPINION: The cornerstone of Mojo’s identity was its ordinariness, rejecting the structured approaches of multinationals.

Ranitidine – the heartburn medicine recalled over cancer-causing contamination

Regulators have found that most formulations are contaminated with a probable carcinogen.

Beautiful people don’t always win in the workplace

In the age of authenticity, beauty may be losing its cache.

Home grown cannabis to be legal in the ACT. Now what?

Cannabis plants will be legalised in ACT from January 31, 2020.

The ban on live sheep exports has just been lifted. Here’s what’s changed

Demand for live Australian sheep in the Middle East means it’s economically viable for exporters to ship animals from so...

Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favours a dairy monopoly

Australia’s National Party has joined the call, passing a motion urging the federal government to ban plant-based and ot...

Fancy an e-change? How people are escaping city congestion and living costs by working remotely

Information and communication technology is making the move possible for more and more people whose work primarily requi...

Relaxing pharmacy ownership rules could result in more chemist chains and poorer care

Pharmacists needs to reject company's pressuring them to sell products that don't work.

Most of us who work long hours like the jobs we are in. Those who don’t, change jobs quickly

Every year, 28 per cent of dissatisfied overworkers change jobs.

How to get people to eat bugs and drink sewage

Disgust responses are hard to shift, but culturally conditioned ideas of what is “natural” may be modified over time.