Twenty five percent of student loans are unlikely to be paid.
With HELP debt likely to increase to A$75 billion in 2020, research from the US shows offering students financial literacy courses may be a gentler way to combat student debt.
It’s not the leading cause but it is the leading contributor.
Are claims that intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for Australian women aged 18-44 substantiated?
‘Menara’ batu kapur di Maros, Sulawesi Selatan di mana Leang Burung 2 berada.
Arkeolog menggali sebuah situs lama di Sulawesi dan menemukan peralatan batu kuno yang dibuat oleh penghuni masa pra-sejarah pulau tersebut. Siapa mereka masih jadi misteri.
The study showed that boosting the office temperature a little can save energy and keep office workers comfortable without sacrificing their cognitive performance.
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Our study found that office workers performed just the same, whether the air conditioning was set at 22°C or 25°C. But making that tweak can cut energy use by 18%.
Limestone ‘tower’ karst region of Maros in the south of Sulawesi, where Leang Burung 2 is located.
Archaeologists have dug deeper at an old dig site on an Indonesian island, revealing more stone tools made by the ancient inhabitants of the place. But who they were remains a mystery.
The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, one of only two new Gold Coast venues built for the Commonwealth Games, has been open for community use since its completion in 2016.
The Gold Coast is mostly relying on existing assets, and most refurbishments and extensions were completed long before the Games, meaning the community has been able to use these facilities.
Performers at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Events like the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony present history as a simplistic story of progress and reconciliation.
Whether barriers to adoption are always a bad thing is up for debate.
We often hear that adoptions in Australia should be easier and quicker. But many safeguards in the adoption process are in place for a reason.
The easiest way to resolve daylight saving issues would be to apply it uniformly across Australia.
Daylight saving has economic benefits, but this breaks down in the days before and after we change, as well as across borders between states that do and don't have it.
Kindred 2017, Silicone, fibreglass, hair, Ed. 1 of 3, 103 x 95 x 128cm.
Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
Natasha Harth, QAGOMA.
Part human, part animal, Patricia Piccinini's sculptures are uncannily familiar, yet alarmingly other. A major new exhibition creates a parallel universe in which viewers can encounter her work.
As planning minister, Jackie Trad said legislative changes would make the planning system more open and accountable.
Changes under Queensland's recently instituted Planning Act give councils much more leeway in their decision-making, which makes it harder for appeals against decisions to succeed.
George Pell emerges from court during his committal hearing on historical sexual offences.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
Third places are most effective when, like Waverley Community Garden in Sydney, they appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Third places are shared spaces where people can informally socialise. As a potential antidote to the modern scourge of loneliness, it's worth asking what makes the best of these places tick.
Yi Gang will take over the leadership of China’s central bank from Zhou Xiaochuan, who had been in the position since 2002.
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As the governor of China's central bank oversees the stability of the world’s second largest economy, this leadership change is one the global economy is watching closely.
A pair of Rainbow Lorikeets in a garden feeder.
Feeding wild birds is discouraged in Australia despite its popularity in other countries. But many Australians still put food out for the birds, and that's not a problem if it's the right food.
The Australian Hotels Association (South Australia) has campaigned against the SA Best party’s proposed poker machine reforms.
The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia claims poker machine reforms proposed by Nick Xenophon's SA Best party would wipe out 'many of the 26,000' jobs in the hotel industry. Is that right?
The world’s biggest burn of illegal ivory.
The destruction of a massive haul of illegal ivory was supposed to send a message to poachers and those who trade in the tusks. Did they notice, or can the ivory be used to help elephant conservation?
Donald Trump has announced import tariffs on steel and aluminium.
Trump's tariffs will have only a small impact on the Australian economy, as Australia isn't a large exporter of steel or aluminium.
Seven Gold Coast students overdosed on anti-anxiety drug Phenibut last month.
The increasing availability of drugs online raises questions about policing methods that were developed to deal with more traditional drug markets.
Older and poorer Australians aren’t benefiting from negative gearing.
New modelling shows negative gearing and capital gains taxes can be reformed in a way that doesn't impact poorer investors.