Data shows immigration has a negligible effect on the labour market.
Economic arguments against immigration often rest on simplistic arguments of supply and demand. The data show immigration has a negligible effect on wages, employment or hours worked.
Australia’s extradition treaty with China was completed in 2007, but it has never been ratified.
The usual procedures for extradition between countries with substantial and complex bilateral relations – like those that Australia and China have – will now not be available.
Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham with preschool children at a childcare centre.
Here's how the government's new childcare plan will change the way families are given assistance with paying for child care.
Should government perform any tasks listed in the Yellow Pages?
Governments have come to realise that no one sector acting alone has the capacity or capability to solve complex social policy problems.
The Whanganui River: now a legal person.
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New Zealand's Whanganui River and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in India have been given the right to 'sue' over issues like pollution. The challenge now is to ensure these legal rights are enforced.
A degraded wetland in the Pilot Wilderness area, Kosciuszko National Park, is subject to increasing numbers of feral horses.
Graeme Worboys collection
A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
The federal government released its National Science Statement today, reinforcing its commitment to science and innovation. But does it do enough?
Interculturalism emphasises interaction between members of diverse communities, rather than ‘groupism’.
A relatively new approach to diversity prioritises active and equitable interaction between various groups within local communities.
Scientists address the prime minister at last year’s Science Meets Parliament.
Today is the start of Science Meets Parliament, which helps our nation's leaders embrace the latest scientific evidence.
SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis outlines his plan to make his state more energy-independent.
AAP Image/David Mariuz
South Australia has unveiled its keenly awaited energy plan, featuring battery storage, a state-owned gas power station, and a thumb of the nose to the federal electricity rules.
Ayahuasca, a plant-based brew that gives people a psychedelic experience, can be fatal, especially when mixed with other drugs.
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Shaman have used the psychoactive effects of ayahuasca for spiritual and healing purposes for hundreds of years. But a new breed of tourist has discovered this plant-based drug.
What message is this really sending?
If those Marching for Science muddle their message, it may backfire on them. So here are some tips to help make sure the message is heard loud and clear by the right audience.
No matter how hard we dig, the Earth’s resources are ultimately finite.
Mining image from www.shutterstock.com
Even supposedly "green" technologies such as renewable energy require materials, land and solar exposure and cannot grow indefinitely on this planet.
People’s sense of self is partly determined by the groups to which they belong: “I’m a smoker”.
Cigarette brands present images of slender, stylish women and strong, independent men. Plain packaging breaks this positive brand identity for some smokers.
The former workers’ camp for the construction of the LNG project in Komo has been looted and stripped bare.
The country is now compelled to send its army into an area where a major resource extraction project has failed to deliver on its promises to landowners.
Most people who take carfentanil think they’re taking something else, usually heroin.
Carfentanil is an ultra-potent synthetic opioid. Its only legitimate use is in veterinary practice for large animals such as elephants, but it sneaks into heroin shipments to increase its potency.
Aldi’s decidedly Germanic expansion strategy continues to eat into Woolworths’ earnings.
For consumers of Australia's retail sector, choice and convenience will continue to emerge. For incumbents unable to deliver on these outcomes, the future is bleak.
We need to take back the atmosphere to save it from pollution.
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As Donald Trump promises to pull America out of the Paris climate agreement, we need concerted civil action to turn our atmosphere into a public trust.
The future soldier may be enhanced.
Armed forces around the world are exploring technological and biological enhancements to their soldiers. But this raises a number of serious ethical concerns, before, during and after conflict.
Green shoots: a mangrove in Cairns enjoys the wet. Not all of Australia was so lucky.
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Rain made a welcome comeback to Australia in 2016 after several years of deepening drought. But Tasmania and the Top End were among several places that did not fare so well.