A narrow definition of family can neglect the experiences of many people and can impact policy and programs. It's time to expand our ideas of what family means.
Attempts by municipal councils to be inclusive towards their ethnic minorities are being hampered by austerity and rising nationalism.
Involving people with disabilities in developing knowledge and policy on disability will significantly help reduce interest bias and untangle the complexity of disability.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
Donald Trump has some ideas about how to end homelessness in the US. Los Angeles' recent experiences may be an important part of the discussion.
Indonesia needs a digital affairs ministry if it wants to tap growing potential and tackle mounting issues.
The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
Because the interactions between trees, soils, crops and livestock can be positive or negative, their relationship must be balanced and understood.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has revived a presidential advisory unit shut down by his predecessor. He needs it if he is to use his power effectively to improve his government's policy coherence.
Labor's plan for an Evaluator General could be a big change to the way we evaluate and test government policy. We just have to get the details right.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
We've had ten federal ministers with titular responsibility for science since 2007 – five under the coalition and five under Labor. That variation and a lack of consistent vision has an impact.
Canada's data deficit represents an absence of information; however, just as crucial is the deficit in the skills required to analyze collected data.
Despite impassioned pleas for gun control legislation after 2018's mass shooting at a Florida high school, Congress has failed to pass meaningful reform. Why doesn't policy follow public opinion?
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
Changing demographics in small-scale farming have had a severe impact and affect farmer motivation, especially among youth
Universal low-cost childcare and workplace flexibility will help mothers return to the workplace and are important investments in the Australian workforce.
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
An easily accessible database that consolidates studies by researchers based in sub-Saharan Africa aims to raise its visibility and impact.