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Compared with those living in major cities, the people of rural and remote Australia have shorter, unhealthier lives. James Cridlan/Flickr

Unravelling why geography is Australia’s biggest silent killer

Many people think the poorer health and lower life expectancy of people living in rural or remote Australia are attributable to the under-supply of health services in those areas. But this is only one…
The ominous ‘other’, almost invariably drawn from the underclass, is forever lurking in the shadows, threatening us and our way of life. Roland IJdema/Shutterstock

A society yearning for security divides along lines of liquid fear

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Camilla Nelson looks at how perceptions of a threatening underclass are shaped…
The geographic setting of where you live is important for health in a number of ways. Daniel Pietzsch/Flickr

You are where you live: health, wealth and the built environment

Socioeconomic disadvantage and its impact on where we live and work (and how we get between the two), has enormous implications for health and well-being. But the picture is not as clear cut as many people…
Your socioeconomic status affects your access to quality and affordable education and health care. Andrew Warran/Flickr

How social class affects health

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Sharon Friel considers the points where class and health interact. The unequal…
Many companies, even heavily polluting ones, may adapt to and go along with action on climate. But how can they be influenced to do so? AAP/Supplied

Class and climate: how financial warfare affects the air

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, David Peetz and Georgina Murray look at divisions within capital over the future…
Violence against women cuts across cultural and socioeconomic divides, but certain aspects of class do have a bearing on developing effective strategies of prevention. buttet/Shutterstock

Gender, culture and class collude in violence against women

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Anastasia Powell considers the role of class in the complex of contributing factors…
Some research shows outcomes may not be as closely related to socioeconomic status as often thought. www.shutterstock.com.au

Social class affects school achievement less than you think

In a recent article in The Conversation, Stewart Riddle cited UK, US and Australian research to argue that: … social class is the strongest predictor of educational achievement. But recent research shows…
Women who are suddenly forced to rely entirely on insecure part-time work can find themselves rapidly sliding out of the middle class. Daria Filimonova/Shutterstock

Eviction from the middle class: how tenuous jobs penalise women

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Veronica Sheen discusses how insecure jobs can cause women in midlife to tumble…
Does the way we speak affect our future? It did for My Fair Lady’s Eliza Doolittle. Allstar/WARNER BROS/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar

Does the way we speak affect our future?

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Annabelle Lukin examines how the language we speak is marked by class, and what…
Crown Limited, the casino empire majority owned by James Packer, earned $490 million in profit in the last financial year – no wonder he’s laughing. AAP/Dean Lewins

Who wins from ‘Big Gambling’ in Australia?

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Francis Markham and Martin Young explain why the deregulation of gambling in…
Once universally thought of as an egalitarian country, what’s happened to wealth and income inequality in Australia in recent decades? AAP/Dan Peled

Income and wealth inequality: how is Australia faring?

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Peter Whiteford investigates what has happened to income and wealth inequality…
Students’ expectations can determine their future. www.shutterstock.com.au

Students’ own low expectations can reinforce their disadvantage

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Nicholas Biddle outlines how students’ low aspirations can lead to poor outcomes…
Years of schooling separate the rich kids from the poor kids. www.shutterstock.com.au

Why poor kids continue to do poorly in the education game

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Stewart Riddle outlines the correlation between low socioeconomic backgrounds…
Trade unions’ survival-based strategy has left them reliant on an outdated ideology of class conflict. AAP/Dean Lewins

How the cottage industries in class ideology did themselves in

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Chris Peers argues that the union movement and academics debased the currency…
The World Economic Forum is one meeting place where the hyper-elite, transnational capitalists can get together and become a class without a country. EPA/Jean-Christophe Bott

Class on a global scale: the emerging transnational capitalists

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Andrew Self examines how class operates on a global scale, and whether or not…
What do Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe have in common with many other leading cultural figures? Both went to elite schools. AAP/Jane Dempster

The pathway to cultural leadership is still through education

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Ken Gelder ponders whether the school you went to influences your path to cultural…
Music is not cheesecake! It is an essential condition that is omnipresent in all human cultures. he boden

Class matters when it comes to music education

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Katrina McFerran discusses how access to music education can reaffirm social…
Bangladesh garment workers supplying export markets get paid 25% of the pay of workers producing goods only for their own country. Abir Abdullah/EPA

Mapping global social footprints joins the dots from rich to poor

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Joy Murray and Ali Alsamawi examine how social footprints can add to our understanding…
How can ‘disadvantaged’ students engage better in school? www.shutterstock.com.au

Education policy is failing to fix the biggest problem: inequality

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, John Smyth identifies the failure of government policies to tackle the nation’s…
Bogans may inspire humorous warmth, as in the TV series Housos, but they are also associated in our minds with feral or animal-like qualities. AAP/SBS

Class stereotypes: chavs, white trash, bogans and other animals

The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Nick Haslam reveals that some social groups are consistently seen as being more…

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