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Why family violence leave should be paid

Five days unpaid family violence leave is a significant improvement over no guaranteed leave at all. But research shows that finances and domestic violence are inextricably linked. Access to a steady income can mitigate the effects of violence and provide avenues out...
Why schools become battlegrounds during conflict

Why schools become battlegrounds during conflict

Last week, more than 100 girls who had been abducted by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram from a Nigerian school in Dapchi in February were released to their families. But the community was also threatened that if the group returned and found any girls in school,...
Cricket scandal stings an incredulous nation

Cricket scandal stings an incredulous nation

Australia cricket scandal: A body blow to an incredulous nation By Phil Mercer BBC, Sydney 26 March 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAustralian players Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith admit ball-tampering plan What were they thinking?...

The off-topic Conversation #155

Welcome to The Conversation’s off-topic space. We’ve set this up as the place where you can discuss anything that isn’t related to a specific article. Please feel free to use this space to get to know each other and talk about news elsewhere and whatever else strikes...

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