More than 6,000 passengers have travelled on the RAC’s driverless electric shuttle bus during a recent trial in South Perth.
There's every chance that, if mismanaged, driverless vehicle technologies will entrench the ills of car dependency.
After years of low interest rates, economic growth is back.
After years of deflation and disinflation, the economy is "reflating". But it might not last.
Western Australia’s largest private solar array covers the roof of this food distribution centre in Perth’s south.
Despite its name, the National Electricity Market doesn't reach WA. But those charged with guiding the eastern states' energy transition should look west once in a while.
Governments alone cannot bridge the gaps and support affordable housing for seniors.
Any significant decline in home ownership or equity in a home impacts higher care needs: older people will not have an asset to sell to fund the bonds required to enter aged care accommodation.
Peter Lyndon-James turned his life around and went on to establish a private rehabilitation service in Perth.
Shalom House calls itself the 'strictest drug rehabilitation centre in the country' but evidence of its so-called success is anecdotal at best.
Military strikes against a Syrian airforce base mark Donald Trump’s first big foreign policy test as president.
The US military's attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
Manufacturing is expanding around the world
There's good news from manufacturers around the world, and this should feed into economic growth.
Politicised projects that steamroll proper process are giving transport planning a bad name.
Politicised transport projects that flout proper process lead to hostility between residents and governments, and give planners a bad name.
Housing has become a central pillar of our welfare system.
Housing has become integral to our welfare system, so even governments can't afford for prices to decline.
Women and early career academics are more likely to take up these teaching-only roles.
Teaching-only positions are perceived as second class, with few opportunities for research or career progression.
It is an attractive proposition to say we would gain significant efficiencies if there were a limited number of major providers of government-funded human services.
If we continue to base our views of the charity sector on incorrect assumptions and perceptions we run the risk of doing considerable damage to a national asset.
Mark McGowan can confidently put his ideas into action after Labor’s landslide victory.
The appointment of Western Australia's first minister for Asian engagement shows the new state government understands how deeply embedded the state’s interests are in the Asian neighbourhood.
Just think of it as a battery that can also take you to the shops.
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By boosting the demand for energy from the grid, electric cars could help create an incentive for more renewable energy investment, while smoothing over issues with supply and demand.
Parents are recycling large amounts of housing wealth to the next generation through intergenerational transfers.
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Those whose parents own a home are able to take advantage of a wider set of opportunities than others.
Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan on the campaign trail.
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In the lead up to the state election, Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said WA has the highest unemployment rate in Australia. Is that correct?
Scott Morrison has recently broadened the range of affordable housing policy options he’s considering, and moving beyond simplistic supply-side solutions would be a positive development.
The housing supply solution our leaders are advocating will only work if affordability is simply a problem of supply. In fact, Australia is almost a world leader in rates of new housing production.
More than A$72 billion has been paid in dividends in 2016-17.
Rather than lifting investment, Australian businesses have chosen to return cash to shareholders in the form of record dividends and share buybacks.
A large proportion of incarcerated women are there for violent offences.
The majority of women in prison have committed minor, non-violent crimes. But a large number have committed violent offences such as assault, homicide and robbery.
A polarising election issue in Western Australia, the Roe 8 project illustrates the need for better and more democratic decision-making.
One reason Perth's Roe 8 project is the subject of passionate protests is that it's a case of a government asserting power over people rather than exercising power with local communities.
Children sit at a makeshift camp for internally displaced people in Houdhieda, Yemen.
In Yemen, the civil conflict will likely drag on in a stalemate between the Houthi movement in the north and the Hadi government…