A history of inequality and division in society has reinforced a sense of separation – and it has benefited the far right.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
The new education secretary, Damian Hinds, has his work cut out, so here's what he needs to do.
The final report of the EU's summit in Sweden makes generous use of the adjective "fair". With populism and xenophobia are on the rise, could this be the basis of a new narrative for Europe?
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
Iran's main opposition is loath to embrace a new wave of protesters. It may soon have no choice.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay says fragmentation was among the key themes of 2017 – but he has some concrete suggestions on how we can do better in 2018.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.
The squeeze on wealth in the middle class by those at the top is a long established trend in international inequality data. But the ABS doesn't provide this information.
Evolution has shaped gender differences, but we don't have to be bound to this history. We are not mindless automata, doomed to slavishly oblige our instincts and impulses.
In order to tackle inequality, we need to understand what drives resistance to it and government responsiveness.
Discussions around inequality have lacked hard data – until now. A new report shows inequality levels across the globe.
Mexico may celebrate its mixed-race heritage, but a new study shows that racism is powerful there. Darker-skinned Mexicans earn less and finish fewer years of schooling than white citizens.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
New economic realities have raised new challenges in applying Biblical principles to economic life. But they could still provide guidance on how to help those in need and how to levy taxes.
Use our calculator to work out whether you're an "average" Australian where you live.
An analysis of more than 800 top-grossing films suggests diverse movies struggle in front of international audiences.
While much has been written about why the GOP's tax plan would exacerbate income inequality, there are two reasons it's even worse than you think.