Incoming RBA governor Philip Lowe
Incoming Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe will face the challenges of rapid credit and asset prices growth.
Bruce Beresford’s expansive art collection grew from flea-markets.
Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956). Exodus (Study for a mural). Photo: Jenni Carter
Bruce Beresford can't draw, but he has wept in an art gallery. A lifelong delight in a wide range of art – from paintings to opera – has influenced his craft from a young age.
A market that lets sugar cane farmers trade ‘nitrogen permits’ could help keep a cap on fertiliser use.
You've heard of cap-and-trade schemes for greenhouse gases. Perhaps we also need one to limit the amount of fertiliser runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef.
Reform to Australia’s bankruptcy period seeks to wipe its stigma.
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The majority of bankruptcies occur due to unemployment and excessive credit, rather than business failure.
India is the world’s third-largest coal producer, but also the second-largest importer.
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India is at a crossroads: how to bring electricity to millions of people without power, while also dealing with climate change?
Flanked by local MP Ewen Jones and Greg Hunt, Malcolm Turnbull announced funding for a new stadium in Townsville and the Great Barrier Reef.
To win government, Labor needs a net gain of 19 seats nationally – and that's the exact number of marginal seats being fought over in Queensland this election.
Many voters feel the major parties aren’t listening, which can be part of the appeal of populist candidates such as One Nation’s Pauline Hanson.
Watch Anne Tiernan and Duncan McDonnell discuss the popularity of minor parties and independents in this election – including what the Nick Xenophon Team learnt from the Palmer United Party.
Image (left) of the Mata Menge lower jaw fragment (SOA-MM4) superimposed on the Homo floresiensis skull (LB1) from Liang Bua, and compared with a modern human skull from the Jomon Period of Japan.
Fossil finds on another dig on an Indonesian Island show the Hobbits may have been around for much longer than first thought.
The original excavation of Mungo Man, found near Lake Mungo in southwestern New South Wales, Australia.
Research first published in 2001 has been used to question of whether Aboriginal People were the First Australians. So why not re-test those results with improved techniques and equipment?
The temporary deficit levy is a tempting revenue raiser for any political party.
Labor is arguing that Australia should keep the temporary deficit levy, a tax introduced by the Coalition government to help reduce the budget deficit.
As GDP increases so does spending on education.
Education does help to grow the economy, but research highlights some severe limitations.
Protesters were back on the streets demanding penalty rates be left alone when the Coalition government asked the Productivity Commission to look at workplace relations last year.
Cutting penalty rates can be a vote-changer and the looming Fair Work Commission decision is tricky for both sides of politics. So what cards do the parties hold and how might they play them?
The Federal Budget is put together by the Department of Finance and Treasury, unlike PEFO.
The Pre-election Fiscal Outlook shows two things, the ridiculousness of 10 year forecasts and that we need a tougher Parliamentary Budget Office.
Your friendly AI helper could be available on many devices, from your robot at work to even your smartphone.
Imagine a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day and become our trusted friend. Well, science fiction is becoming science fact.
Delegates will meet at the World Conference Centre in Bonn.
After the breakthrough at last year's Paris climate talks, the hard work resumes this week as delegates meet in Germany to discuss how to ramp up countries' climate targets.
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
The rise of subcontracting and franchises has allowed employers to enjoy the profits without the responsibility.
While there has been a rise in contracting out and 'disruptors' such as Uber, employment is an will remain the dominant method of business operation in a capitalist setting.
Proposed developments in Brisbane illustrate the scale of urban consolidation.
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In the media, urban consolidation is often depicted as a threat to Australian suburban life. In reality, it's a result of managed planning processes to ensure growing cities remain liveable.
Recent budgets have all failed spectacularly at achieving debt targets.
Yet another budget making claims of a gradual decline in government debt. But the credit rating agencies want us to keep these promises - or else.
What’s in the Turnbull government’s first budget for cities, defence, social services, the ABC and more?
On reform, the 2016-17 budget is a holding one, with tinkering on the sides.