The big four banks will be hit with a new bank levy.
Countries that have similar banking levies have seen them passed on to customers.
Aggressive behaviour exhibited by socially dominant Tasmanian devils may predispose them to infection with devil facial tumour disease.
Sebastien Compte/University of Tasmania
It's the Tasmanian devils that enjoy the highest survival and breeding success who're more likely to get the fatal facial tumour disease.
When we look at the latest car models we want fast cars, all-terrain cars or cars to fit the whole family. What about an environmentally friendly car?
The Australian market is awash with highly polluting cars. But there are a couple of key resources to help you find the best vehicle that fits your needs.
Brahms’ piano quartet in G minor was composed for a piano, a violin, a viola and a cello.
The 29-year old Johannes Brahms had his first major public success with his piano quartet in G minor, but not everyone gave it glowing praise.
The government will change the way debt is reported.
Restricting 'good debt' to funding physical assets could make it harder to fund education, health, and other social initiatives.
Data shows coal is on the way out.
As the cost of renewable energy falls, funding a new mine is a risky investment.
A large American tax cut could impact investment in Australia.
The Trump tax cut will create new investment in America, but at the expense of countries like Australia
Customers who arrive on foot, by bicycle or by public transport contribute significantly more to the restaurant trade than the business owners realise.
A new study shows that restaurateurs would be better off advocating for better public transport access to their precincts rather than for more parking.
Planning policies in many cities advocate higher-density housing for reasons of sustainability and efficiency.
Research suggests stakeholders' understandings of urban consolidation vary. And they often subvert policies to suit their own ends.
The government’s budget documents are full of forecasts about where the economy is headed.
The budget is full of forecasts about where the economy is going, but other indicators are often more helpful.
The Conversation/Emil Jeyaratnam
Millie, aged 5, wants to know where money comes from. We asked an economist to explain.
A terrorist attack in London in March left six people dead, including the perpetrator.
Terrorism laws contain extra hurdles to secure a conviction, so prosecutors and police may prefer to charge offenders with murder or assault in some cases.
Community murals can rekindle an area’s shared memories and sense of identity.
Photo: Martin Purcell. Reproduced with permission
Over the past 15 years, community groups in a rundown inner-city district have created public murals as part of a successful process of reversing decades of stagnation.
Studies have found caffeinated drinks retain about as much fluid as water or sports drinks.
Regular caffeine intake makes us tolerant to the effect on irregular users of wanting to go to the toilet.
BlackRock Inc is relatively unknown outside financial circles, but it owns the largest share in the biggest 299 companies in the world.
Today the world is dominated by 30 financial corporations that hold more than half the shareholdings of its corporate giants. And they follow the logic of finance capital – the logic of money.
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus addressing the National Press Club in Canberra.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
In a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra, ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said 679 of Australia's biggest corporations pay "not one cent of tax". Is that right?
The fusion of music and writing created unexpected sparks.
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Brisbane's Rock and Roll Writers Festival rubbed musicians and writers up against each other in just the right way.
Excavations at the limestone cave of Leang Bulu Bettue on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Justin Mott (Mott Visuals)
Ancient bone and teeth ornaments found in an Indonesian cave advance our knowledge of the culture and traditions of some of the earliest people in our region.
After decades of sustainability initiatives, key environmental indicators keep getting worse.
The Capital Wind Farm, REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo
Why, after decades of international agreements, are we still damaging the environment? New research, looking at dozens of unsuccessful policies, has uncovered the basic elements of failure.
A cross stitch recreation of Nirvana’s classic album cover by Mr X Stitch.
Nirvana's Nevermind was emblematic of the 1990s. But in today's fragmented digital age, can anyone nominate an album that defines the first or second decade of the 21st century?