What is ‘quality’ in aged care? Here’s what studies (and our readers) say

What is ‘quality’ in aged care? Here’s what studies (and our readers) say

Joseph Ibrahim

theconversation.com | 24 October 2018

The Conversation asked readers how they would want a loved one to be cared for in a residential aged care facility. What they said was similar to what surveys around the world have consistently found.

Boyer Lectures: the new eugenics is the same as the old, just in fancier clothes

Boyer Lectures: the new eugenics is the same as the old, just in fancier clothes

Ross L Jones

theconversation.com | 15 October 2018

News about the potential of genetic engineering to improve our lives is often compromised by problematic stories about its potential for misuse. Should couples be allowed to choose the gender of their offspring? Should the state intervene in the reproductive lives of its citizens?

This is about more than the ABC Waleed Aly

This is about more than the ABC Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

smh.com.au | 27 September 2018

This story is about something much bigger than how the ABC’s management of a particular time and place seemingly lost its grasp of the fundamentals of independent journalism and, with it, the ABC’s mission. It’s about a civic culture that is slowly falling apart: a political class with fewer civic boundaries, less concerned with the independence of institutions, and a muscular intolerance of dissent.

Should priests be made to report child abuse revealed in confession?

Should priests be made to report child abuse revealed in confession?

Hadeel Al-Alosi

theconversation.com | 26 September 2018

One of the most controversial recommendations from the Royal Commission is that child abuse disclosed in confession should be mandatorily reported. But the matter is more complex than it might appear.