The idea of reduced working hours was once seen as an essential indicator of progress. It's time it was again.
We all have the blinkers on when shopping with our ethics.
Australian fishing boats throw away up to half the fish they catch. To make the seafood industry sustainable, we need to eat all the fish that get caught.
Many people become more forgiving of poor service if there are Christmas symbols around.
The budget looks good, for now. But the surge in taxable profits will subside as companies find ways to shift profits offshore. We've come up a better way to tax onshore what happens onshore.
When assessed by the government's own rules, MYEFO fails. The government is spending the latest revenue windfall even though it promised not to.
History suggests the government will spend most of the extra $10 billion per year that the MYEFO will reveal on Monday. The only problem is, those riches won't last.
The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.
Cutting migration to Australia's biggest cities would do nothing to ease congestion in those cities and could make it worse.
The consequences of Brexit mean Australian exporters need to stop focusing on Britain and think more about Europe.
A new ANU computer algorithm can provide near instant answers about how to get the best bang for welfare dollars. It says we should boost Newstart and cut either pensions or family benefits.
Far from being wiped off the map as was once predicted, Whyalla is coming back in an unlikely way, as potentially Australia's biggest steel producer powered almost entirely by renewable energy.
Australia might become the first country in the world to submit Google and Facebook's algorithms to a public interest test.
From a peak of US$19,783, Bitcoin's value has fallen by 80%. What makes Bitcoin worth anything?
The government wants the power to break up power companies if they keep prices high. There's little to suggest it would achieve much.
Floating the dollar 35 years ago was a leap into the unknown. Here's how it has served us well.
Darwin is now on the front line in managing tensions between Australia’s most important strategic ally and partner and its major trading partner.
Simply providing more money will not accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.
With public hearings finished, insiders are making a last-ditch bid to either soften or sidetrack the final report of the banking royal commission.
Examination of the first deposit in what became Westpac tells us much about 1817, not all of it pleasant.
A poster proclaiming "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy" has landed Twitter's head Jack Dorsey in trouble in India. It shows just how invisible caste is to outsiders.
Hidden slavery is a growing global problem but we continue to turn a blind eye and embrace a seemingly insatiable demand for fast, cheap goods and services.
Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.
Soon we'll have a better idea of what we are buying. There are no penalties, but "naming and shaming" might make Australia's Modern Slavery Act work.
The G20's power comes from its members, but also vital is its informal structure and close working relationship with other international organisations.