The apparently growing practIce of governments and government officials blocking critics on social media has serious implications for freedom of expression.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
The six-part drama revisits the funny, messy, mixed-up lives of the Hughes and Scott families as they struggle to do their best as parents.
Negative experiences in mainstream schools have harmful long-term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions.
Governments face disruption by the private sector and social unrest unless they embrace new technology. Here, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets a robot in Edmonton last May as others look on.
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Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Post-war Australia experienced a boom with full employment and falling inequality.
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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.
The morality of tax avoidance becomes problematic when it is aggressively pursued through creative schemes.
In the 1950s, Australia was actively involved in the space industry via collaboration with other space players, including the UK.
Australia could benefit from more jobs and exports if it boosted its space industry.
KPMG South Africa executives have set a new benchmark for the country assuming responsibility for wrongdoing in their organisation.
Between 1982 and 2013, the share of home owners among 25-34 year olds shrunk the most, by over 20%.
Between 1982 and 2013, the share of home owners among 25-34 year olds shrunk, by more than 20%. On the other hand, the share of home owners among those aged 65+ years has risen slightly.
Manufacturing still receives 80% of net government assistance, largely due to the remaining small levels of tariff assistance, plus some budget measures.
Under current government policy we are penalising the sector of the economy where there is the largest proportion of existing employment and the best prospects for future growth.
Women’s activism has indeed enabled progress to be made in norms and direct gender regulation, but it has not prevented, the growth of market liberalism that has increased regulation distance in many areas.
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The weakening of collective rights and employment protections has harmed the relative position of women in ways that have offset gains through changing values and individual rights.
Terrorism has resulted in higher security surcharges at ports and airports.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
An Australian Public Service study found blind recruitment made things worse for women and members of ethnic minorities.
Behavioural economics is severely limited in its approach to inequality. Fortunately, other psychological approaches are better suited.
The future of citizenship is more distributed, interactive and local than dealing with central government through new technology. That may be sad news for those who wish to interact with the likes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in virtual reality if not in person.
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The disruptive impact of intelligent machines and new social movements will force us to remake citizenship into a more personal pursuit over the next 150 years.
People can make things happen.
The internet has been the bogeyman of democracy over the last 12 months. It's time to harness its power and redress the balance.
Australia’s cybersecurity strategy needs some work.
The Australian government's cybersecurity report card is out and the results are worrying.
If the government wants to encourage universities to translate their research to a wider audience, they should explicitly pay for it.
In March 2018, all Australian universities will be submitting key performance indicators (KPIs) on their engagement and impact to the Australian Research Council. These measure how well universities engage…
Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown have already had their run-ins.
A new federalism? Trump's decision to green-light the Dakota Access Pipeline and early battles with states show a disregard for the sovereignty of domestic government bodies.
President Donald Trump speaks at a conference for law enforcement.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.