ADHD prescriptions are up, but it doesn’t mean we’re overmedicating

Despite a diagnosis of ADHD in kids meaning a higher risk of academic failure, substance abuse issues and imprisonment, many feel medication is overprescribed. A lack of other options and the drugs' proven effectiveness suggest the concerns are unfounded, write Daryl Efron and Harriet Hiscock.

‘She couldn’t speak any English’: Are Australian universities using international students as ‘cash cows’?

Each year hundreds of thousands of Chinese students flock to Australia to study, lured by promises of enhanced career prospects. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on what is sold to them as a life changing experience — but are they getting what they pay for?

What we get wrong when we talk about terrorism

The violence in Melbourne's Bourke Street last Friday is still being investigated as a terrorist incident and discussions about the nature of the terrorist threat tends to go around in circles, as the same issues are raised, commented upon, and then forgotten, writes Rodger Shanahan.