Here are 10 trends worth noting from this year's huge Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. For starters, household spending on energy fell, even as power prices rose.
The enormous Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey tells the stories of the same group of Australians over the course of their lives.
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What the huge HILDA survey reveals about your economic well-being, health and family life.
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On today's episode, we'll hear what the huge HILDA survey says on Australians' financial literacy, energy use, how many of us are delaying getting a driver's license and how our economy is changing.
The latest HILDA data found women exhibiting much lower levels of financial literacy than men.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, out today, found women exhibiting much lower levels of financial literacy than men. How do you score?
The value of sport.
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As we reach the World Cup's halfway point, we're asking: what is sport worth? On today's episode, we explore the money and diplomatic power plays lingering behind the scenes of every big tournament.
We should teach students how to use technology appropriately, rather than banning it.
Four out of five experts say we shouldn't ban mobile phones in classrooms.
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Scandal-plagued FIFA says it's committed to reform. Changing the way World Cup hosts are selected would be a start.
Businesses are weighing up the costs of queuing and using innovative ways to do away with queues, or at least make the perceptions of waiting less painful.
Businesses are weighing up the costs of queuing and using innovative ways to minimise these costs by doing away with queues.
After this episode, you’ll be able to explain how quantum mechanics affects everything from the way your jeans are cut to the headphones you use.
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Today on Trust me, I'm An Expert, we're explaining the tricky topics: what is quantum mechanics? What does the research say about lone actor terrorism? And why do people like pimple popping videos?
Fever is a normal part of healing, so whether we should stop it with pain killers should be questioned.
Parents worry about giving their kids pain relief. Four out of five experts say it's OK.
The Financial Services Royal Commission has exposed some irresponsible lending by Australia’s biggest banks.
The financial institutions fronting the Financial Services Royal Commission are also the ones controlling mortgages, so will an expose of their dealings push property prices down?
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All you need to know about the 2018-19 federal budget in our simple at-a-glance graphic.
Chris Bowen on the budget and Labor’s policies
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen tells The Conversation he accepts that big business will "lobby on their own path".
Dr Simon Rosenbaum in Gaziantep, Turkey, with participants in an exercise program for Syrian refugees.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health.
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Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.
Tony Abbott launches Pauline Hanson’s book at Parliament House in Canberra.
Tony Abbott's supporters are derided as delusional conservatives, but they have immense political impact and are determined to bring down Malcolm Turnbull.
Evidence isn’t always as straightforward as it might first seem.
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Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence.
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You've had an x-ray before but have you had an n-ray? Of course not, because they're not real. But people used to think they were. Today, on Trust Me, I'm an Expert, we're bringing you stories on the theme of evidence.
The Loch Ness Monster and other folk tales might not be pure fiction, but actually based on memories of events our ancestors once observed.
Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet - how a geographer began mining myths.
So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? Think again. Traditional myths from our ancestors might actually reveal important clues about the geological history of the world.
Economist, author and MP Andrew Leigh spoke to Fiona Fidler about how we should be using randomised trials more to drive decisions and policy in public life.
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The personal is now commercial – beauty, fashion and feminism.
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Sometimes I want to cheer online publications that combine politics, fashion and beauty for the way they are mainstreaming feminism. On closer inspection, though, it has produced some odd results.
Pain lets us know when there is something wrong, but sometimes our brains can trick us.
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Trust Me I’m An Expert: The science of pain.
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Our podcast Trust Me, I'm An Expert, goes beyond the headlines and asks researchers to explain the evidence on issues making news. Today, we're talking pain and what science says about managing it.
In July 2017, new research was published that pushed the opening chapters of Australian history back to 65,000 years ago.
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When did Australia’s human history begin?
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Today's episode of Essays On Air, the audio version of our Friday essay series, seeks to move beyond the view of ancient Australia as a timeless and traditional foundation story.