For thirty years, researchers at the Menzies School of Health research have been tracking the health of babies born to Aboriginal mothers at Royal Darwin Hospital between 1987 and 1990.
Remarkably, researchers have been able to maintain the database of almost all 689 mothers...
Australian research will come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.
The Federal Government is launching a new tool to measure the engagement of researchers with the private sector or other research bodies.
Universities agree it will help...
Support is growing for better recognition of Australian South Sea Islanders, many of whom were forcibly removed from their Pacific Island homes in a practice known as "blackbirding" to work on cane fields and cotton farms.
This year marks 150 years since the first...
In New Zealand, this is Maori Language Week, or Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori.
Some Australians point to New Zealand's record on the widespread acceptance and adoption of Maori language, and make comparisons with this country, where there is yet to be such...
As leaders gather for the Pacific Island Forum, concerns have been raised that Australia's continuing support of coal as a source of energy and export revenue is causing resentment in the region. Liam Fox reports.
New Zealand's Labour Party has unveiled its biggest promise, free university courses. It's something we haven't seen in Australia since the 1980s,
PM host, Matt Wordsworth, speaks to one of Australia's leading education experts, Andrew Norton from the Grattan Institute, to ask why.
There's a push to create a national Islamic studies syllabus for Islamic schools, to address the needs of Muslim students.
Education experts are in Adelaide to discuss renewing the current teaching and learning at the estimated 60 Islamic schools across Australia.
Domestic violence in Australia is a serious problem that has been underreported for years. New figures obtained by PM show that the number of female perpetrators of domestic assaults in New South Wales has been steadily increasing over the past ten years - and it's...
Australia's third largest free-to-air television broadcaster has gone into voluntary administration. Network Ten is now in the hands of Korda Mentha after news the broadcaster wouldn't receive a key financial lifeline at the end of the year. Analysts say the clock is now ticking on...
Gene editing technologies are fast becoming a reality, so much so that the Australian Academy of Science is calling for a national discussion around how to best manage it.
Scientists are on the cusp of being able to wipe out or reduce the population...