The Labor Party has signalled that equality and fairness will form the centrepiece of its policy framework - but there will be challenges to that if it wins office in May.
School's out – but are the holidays equally enjoyable for all young people, or a time when inequality is magnified?
Democratic lawmakers have offered a number of ways to reverse decades of widening economic inequality. A tax expert gives them a closer look.
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
The planet's wealthiest people are directly responsible for most of the world's carbon emissions.
There are at least eight different ways to view gender equality. And this helps us understand why one of the biggest challenges for workplace gender equality is defining and measuring success.
Jenny Macklin on inequality and Labor values
In this podcast she tells The Conversation a Labor government would fix "one of the worst" problems of the NDIS by abolishing the cap on the number of staff that could be employed in the agency.
In the past few decades, there's been more critique of global knowledge inequalities and the global North's dominance.
Caregivers using privilege to buy their children's way into, and through, education is not a Hollywood anomaly, nor the domain of elites. The middle class have been doing it in Australia for decades.
A new book makes a devastating case about the damaging effects of unconscious bias in a world skewed heavily towards men.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
Imagine if the amount of tax everyone paid was public knowledge – they do it in Sweden.
The way books are sorted at the library can be highly political, touching upon issues of race and identity.
Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food.
Even if wealthy parents don't resort to the kind of illegal tactics in the recent college cheating scandal revealed by the FBI, the college admission process still favors the rich, scholars argue.
Prostate cancer outcomes have differed between black men and other ethnic groups for decades. Could improving the way doctors talk and share information with black patients make a difference?
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
Budgets will increasingly acknowledge that welfare is about us, rather than us versus them.
Supertaxes on very high earners needn't be a problem.