Some people will find it harder than others to choose a new home care service provider to help with gardening or getting out and about.
Older Australians needing extra help at home with bathing or gardening can now choose who provides that service. So what do you need to know before choosing a new service for yourself or a family member?
Asia literacy became official government policy in 2008.
17% of the Australian population is now of various Asian backgrounds. School curriculum around Asia-Australia relations needs updating to reflect demograpic changes.
Regional solutions can spread across the planet.
Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo talks to reporters in the Indonesian capitals Jakarta on January 5.
The Indonesian government has back-pedalled on an announcement by the head of the country's military that cooperation between the two countries would be suspended.
It is unclear how a Trump presidency will shape foreign policy.
Uncertainties about America’s trajectory under Trump come at a particularly awkward moment in post-Cold War history.
The United States and Australia should abandon the TPP and focus their efforts on trade deals that take a prudent approach to market access.
The United States and other countries are right to reject the TPP, but President-elect Donald Trump's claims about it are misguided.
More than 70 years after the Hiroshima bombing, a majority of countries are pushing for a legally-binding treaty against nuclear weapons.
In early December, the nations of the world are poised to take an historic step on nuclear weapons. Yet Australia sticks out like a sore thumb among Asia-Pacific nations in arguing against change.
A supporter of Hillary Clinton reacts as Australians watch the results of the U.S. presidential election at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Scholars from the U.S., Ireland, Australia and France provide perspective on President-elect Donald Trump.
The Warratyi rock shelter is elevated above a local stream catchment in South Australia.
Archaeologists found thousands of objects in a remote Australian cave which shows Aborigines made it inland some 10,000 years earlier than first thought. So what did they find?
A third of Scots can’t afford it.
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Scotland's failure to meet target illustrate a worldwide problem - the right to adequate heating and energy is not being properly recognised.
A March 21, 2014 photograph of asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre.
The government's message to asylum seekers is already clear: you are not welcome, and you will not be resettled in Australia. Surely that message does not need to be any harsher.
Some can serve, some can’t.
A recent Australian high court case has highlighted a problem that also exists in UK and Ireland.
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Behind every place name is a story. A new book catalogues the adventures, mistakes and history behind Australia's weirdest, from Bungle Bungle to Spanker Knob.
My kingdom for a duvet …
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
Amber ‘don’t call me racist’ Rudd at the Conservative Party Conference.
International students’ diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich the entire student body, and society more broadly.
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
Suicide is uncommon during pregnancy – it occurs more frequently when a pregnancy is over.
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The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
New research reveals that the first songbirds emerged from Australia when a new chain of islands formed.
Rating agencies like Standard and Poor’s have a bad track record when it comes to advice on the economy.
Credit rating agencies have a poor track record when it comes to evaluating risk.
India’s GST still needs to pass some check points but it promises economic reform.
India stands to economically benefit from the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax. Australia could also cash in.