David Leyonhjelm negotiated for the numbers in the budget to be reported in per capita terms.
The government has agreed to report some budget numbers on a per capita basis. But there's a lot more to do in how we talk about numbers.
Trump made saving U.S. manufacturing jobs, and bringing back those lost, a centerpiece of his campaign.
Trump wouldn't be the first occupant of the Oval Office to try to bend companies to his will to achieve an objective, be it economic or merely political. JFK tried it with U.S. Steel in 1962.
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will likely resign if the result of the referendum is a “no” vote.
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Even if Italy votes for changes that will make it easier for the government to pass economic reforms, the country's economy will still be in trouble.
What does the Turnbull government’s establishment of a construction industry watchdog mean for workers, wages and the industry?
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.
Robotics and other farm technologies can provide a wealth of data to farmers and agribusiness.
The extension of laws on unfair contract terms to cover small businesses, may help farmers take more control of the data their farms generate.
For some medical students, learning on simulated patients isn’t enough.
Medical students are practising invasive techniques on themselves and fellow students, a new study shows. But aside from obvious safety concerns, is there anything wrong with self-practice?
Mindfulness offered no benefit for reducing anxiety or distress in men with advanced prostate cancer.
Hold up: mindfulness training as a complementary therapy in cancer treatment might not work for everyone.
Commonwealth Bank is just one of a few Australian businesses that have faced shareholder votes against executive pay.
Two experts debate whether or not Australian executive pay should be benchmarked against that of US companies.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill meeting members of the citizens’ jury.
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After a Royal Commission and a citizens' jury, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has enough advice to decide on his nuclear waste dump plan. Which makes his decision to hold a plebiscite baffling.
A visitor at London’s Royal Academy contemplates Blue Poles, a work that captures the chaos and creativity of the 20th century.
The creative arts can activate emotion – the key to action – more powerfully than the average demagogue.
Donald Trump’s fiscal policies will struggle to meet both his rhetoric and his supporters’ expectations.
Trump's trickle-down economic ideas to cut taxes and invest in infrastructure may not go to plan. So it's not the type of fiscal policy leadership the world needs.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have approached the US economy from two completely different directions.
Looking back over past US elections you can see how the terms of the economic debate have varied – as the solutions to past crises have set the groundwork for renewed instability.
Animal welfare advocates protesting a bill to stop whistleblowers in the agricultural industry.
Businesses are trying to set up procedures to help whistleblowers, but better guidance, incentives and regulation are still needed, new research finds.
Why is criticism so often associated with killjoy negativity? It can convey joy as well as discrimination.
Grumpy curmudgeons, ex-artists writing about friends ... art critics here rarely help viewers understand the challenges of new work.
The yuan’s joining of the SDR reserve currency club signifies a new era of international growth for China.
The Chinese government should focus less on promoting the yuan internationally and more on domestic financial reform.
Australian schoolchildren are being taught financial literacy through programs often run by big banks.
The government has heavily invested in initiatives intended to help children understand finance. But should this be taught by school teachers instead who are sensitive to kid's backgrounds?
If artificial intelligence can scan thousands of medical papers at the click of a button, will we need doctors in the future?
Opinion in the medical establishment is sure to be divided as to whether AI helpers are a good thing or just a flashy toy.
Artist’s rendition of a raid on a Chinese gambling house, 1872.
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Chinese gamblers in Australia were once prosecuted and had to stand up for their rights, now they are sought after by Australian casino owners.
Pregnant women in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were faced with the double fear of dying from Ebola as well during childbirth.
We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.
Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm is among those pushing for restrictions on the Adler shotgun to be lifted.
The hyperbole about the Adler shotgun simply does not match with the facts. This is symptomatic of the generally poor quality of debate around firearm policy in Australia.