Australian workplaces and households have changed dramatically over the past decade. This episode of VISIONS looks at the latest data from Australia's largest nationally representative survey, HILDA. Since 2001 economists from the Melbourne Institute have collected data from the same group of several thousands Australians to develop a 'moving picture' of how their lives are changing. Read more here.
A new robotic dairy that uses lasers to detect cow teats, allowing the animals to 'self milk', has been opened in northern Victoria.It's the centrepiece of the University of Melbourne's revamped Dookie campus, located near Shepparton.The dairy is teaching agricultural students about futuristic methods of milk and food production, and facilitating research into emerging animal welfare issues.
Dr Pradeep Taneja from the Faculty of Arts tells CNBC Asia that despite positive discussions at Modi's swearing in ceremony, there should not be high expectations about an improved India-Pakistan relationship just yet.
Robotic warfare, cyber warfare and other new battlefield technologies need to be carefully scrutinised by the international community before it is too late, said Vincent Bernard from the International Committee of the Red Cross, while on a visit to the Melbourne Law School.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.