Some heavy hitters think it’s time the RBA’s role shifted a little.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
Scalloped hammerhead, a species that is listed as endanged by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
A recent shark licence buy-up in Australia is a great opportunity for fishers and conservation organisations to work together to maintain healthy ecosystems and fisheries.
There could be plenty of demand from the space tour guides of the near future.
Space tourists will need someone to show them around. This is just one of several jobs that currently don't exist but are expected to be a reality with in a decade.
Unions campaigned on Sunday penalty rates during the federal election.
Are penalty rates no longer relevant in the retail industry — and do they cost jobs? Recent research compared two neighbouring states where one raised rates to the other's level to find the answer.
La « théorie de l’océan gluant » où les méduses envahiraient les mers du globe n’est pas très rigoureuse… Leçon de science.
Glenn Stevens upheld the independence of the RBA in his time as governor.
Glenn Stevens' legacy shows how to maintain the independence of the Reserve Bank in crisis as well as the limits of monetary policy.
Sport continues to be one of Australia’s most potent social lubricants.
Public discourse and commentary are generally blind to the massive contribution that local sport contributes to social connectedness.
Who’ll be the next president of the United States – Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
The Australian census is just one way to gather data on people. We also freely give out information in other ways that can be used to study many things, and maybe even predict an election result.
Koala numbers are in decline through increased urbanisation, but they can find a safe passage if one’s provided.
Koala numbers in parts of Australia are in decline as they move from development of their land. But they can learn to take safer routes if they are built as part of the urban design.
Not only will a nasal vaccine avoid the ‘ouch’ factor, it gets the vaccine straight to the most common site of infection.
Infection with streptococcus bacteria leads to a wide array of diseases ranging from strep throat to rheumatic heart disease.
The Papunya elders who organised the event were less concerned about their team winning and more about ensuring each community got a fair go.
Sports weekends are where family connections are sustained, and culture is infused into Australian football games played on country.
Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel exemplifies how quickly ideology can be adopted.
Most cults build upon or modify existing religious doctrine, yet how they express these beliefs varies from group to group.
Successful rescue of a company is the ideal rather than the reality.
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The appointment of administrators too often leads to the demise of a company anyway. Salvaging rather than saving might be best.
The Titan Supercomputer, in the US, has allowed scientists to study ice formation on wind turbines at a molecular level.
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Developing new technologies requires time-consuming, expensive and even dangerous experiments. But now we can carry out many experiments entirely on computers using modelling.
There are calls for Australia to focus on early intervention strategies to steer young people away from the path to radicalisation in the wake of events like the Nice attack.
The UK’s experience with its Prevent strategy over nearly a decade urges caution in how Australia should approach its own efforts to counter the threat of radicalisation.
Billboard hacktivism in Toronto, Canada.
In Australia, a small but growing cadre of residents is experimenting with hacktivism in planning. Giving a voice to real people living in everyday places can help ensure planning meets public needs.
Five crossbench members of the House of Representatives will take their seats in the 45th parliament, including Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie, and the Nick Xenophon Team’s Rebekha Sharkie.
After a slim victory, how the Coalition works with the crossbench MPs will prove important to the success and stability of the Turnbull government.
How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box?
We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.
Lost in translation. Australia will have to try harder to attract Chinese tourists.
Australia will have to adapt its tourism offerings to attract of growing market with changing expectations.
The budget repair necessary to keep Australia’s AAA credit rating seems even less likely after the election.
Budget repair seems even less plausible after this election and this is the main risk to Australia's AAA credit rating.