The city of Padang launches a new campaign to "cleanse" LGBT people of their "social sickness" through religious exorcisms, a move that's been seen as part of the country's growing intolerance towards the community.
Ten years on, what was touted at nothing less than financial Armageddon, with everyday human rights of security, safety, welfare, dignity and respect lost for many millions of people worldwide, the global financial crisis has descended into business as usual, writes David Kinley.
Australia's population is set to hit 25 million in August, and Liberal senator Dean Smith wants to start a discussion about how infrastructure is going to keep up with demand.
For many, the prospect of networking is as appealing as a trip to the dentist, but building professional relationships improves work quality and job satisfaction, and is seen as a key competency by many employers. And there are ways to make it less of a pain, writes Libby Sander.
Some leadership attributes, like being trustworthy or encouraging, are viewed the same way in all cultures, but there are other traits that only spell leadership to people of Anglo-Celtic backgrounds, writes Dan Caprar.
Despite having North Korean missiles fly over its territory, Japan will not have a seat at the table when Donald Trump negotiates with Kim Jong-un. That's a problem not only for embattled Japanese PM Shinzo Abe but Australia, too, writes Jake Sturmer.
When Sasha Petrova came back from a summer holiday, something was off in her apartment. It wasn't until police knocked on her door that the awful truth was revealed.
That Kevin Rudd is critical of Malcolm Turnbull's foreign policy is less interesting than what he has to say about the rise of China — a country he says is challenging the global order, writes Stan Grant.
Once driven by social responsibility and the dream of affordable housing for all, architects now favour profits over people, architectural theorist Reinier de Graaf says.