There has been a substantial improvement compared to 15 years ago, when the incidence of poverty among the elderly was 32.4%.
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We're wildly off base when it comes to guessing crime rates and other important social matters, because we focus on the negative.
Young and old job seekers use the same methods to look for work, but young people have the highest unemployment rates.
The federal government could restore its commitment to creating full employment in Australia, using its spending power to make up for any shortfall in private jobs as it did during the post-war boom.
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
A new book from historian Sally Percival Wood explores how the politically active student media of the 1960s changed Australia socially, culturally and politically.
With Labor having largely defused the Adani issue, debate on Twitter in the final weeks of the 2017 Queensland election campaign has come to focus chiefly on the role of One Nation.
You will find no revisionism in this foreign policy white paper; the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
Talks about increasing militarisation in Papua has intensified after reports of violence in mining area Tembagapura. But Indonesia should not rush in with a military operation.
Unless the government is willing to increase taxes elsewhere to pay for tax cuts there will be longer-term costs for the budget and the economy. And younger Australians will wear these costs.
German chancellor is running out of options to form a viable government.
A new division tasked with delivering the country's economic goals should be the first step.
We want our children to flourish. To ensure that they do, we need to help them develop their sense of good and evil, justice and injustice. Engaging in politics is crucial to this development.
PR for dummies and despots.
Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.
Despite avenues for legal redress, the solution to Kenya’s constitutional crisis is political. The leadership on both sides of the political divide must reach an agreement for the sake of the nation.
Political Islam utilises Indonesia's democracy to pursue its ideals, changing the democratic landscape. Attempts to exclude the movement from democracy are counterproductive. What to do?
The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?