I would never claim to be a suppository of wisdom but speaking off script can get a pollie into trouble. And, well, look, shit happens in debates. This means it’s worth flagging some differences in the…
While there may not be too many voters in swimsuits or shorts at this year’s winter poll, increasing numbers of Australians are voting before election day.
A growing number of people are pre-polling, or voting before election day. This has significant implications for the parties in terms of rolling out policy and voter engagement.
Airlines have saved energy by changing flight routes and modifying wings for better fuel use.
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Companies could improve their profits 2-10% each year by saving energy, according to a world-first attempt to assess energy performance.
Co-written with Kate Burridge One of this piece’s authors (Howard Manns), a migrant, obviously struggles with English and literacy issues. He thanks his lucky stars that pollies speak to him in simple…
The incredible Blue Lake at Mount Gambier fills one of the craters from the last volcanic eruption just 5,000 years ago.
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What can we expect Australia's next volcanic eruption to be like? That depends where and when it happens, and it could be sooner than you think.
Dev Patel plays the Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in The Man Who Knew Infinity.
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The film presents some of the best descriptions of mathematics yet seen on the big screen. It shows mathematics as art and as a creative process of discovery.
It is looking ever-more likely that climate change is to be placed way down the order of business – at least for the major parties.
By the time people reach their mid-20s, they are just as likely to have a licence now as their counterparts were ten years ago.
There are many important reasons why transport planners and policymakers should encourage and support this delay in car dependence.
Success will come from changing the way Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s issues are talked about and addressed – from one of deficit in which people are described as problematic to one of empowerment and strength.
In many ways, the "great Australian silence" about Indigenous history, pointed out by eminent anthropologist W.E.H. Stanner back in 1968, still endures in this country some 50 years later.
Financial literacy is not just about knowledge, so it would help if we taught it using day-to-day issues.
The Coalition made the decision to close the Office for Learning and Teaching.
Closing the Office of Learning and Teaching removes Australia's national commitment to innovation and improved performance in learning and teaching.
Studies have shown that young people do not consider politicians and political parties to be representative of issues that impact them.
Concern about youth electoral enrolment is framed the wrong way. It usually suggests that young people are somehow deficient and that they – and not the political culture – are the problem.
Those tiny streaks sometimes land, and they can tell us a lot about the sky.
Hunting for meteorites in the vast Pilbara is hard work, but even a tiny speck can tell us a great deal about the sky billions of years ago.
The word tax (and words derived from it like taxable, taxpayer etc) loomed large in Scott Morrison’s budget speech – 79 mentions in fact. Tax figured less prominently in Labor’s reply (27 mentions) – but…
Older drivers aren’t as dangerous on the road as some think.
One of the major dilemmas for families and doctors of people with dementia is whether they should still be licensed to drive.
Apologies for past injustices issued to indigenous people in Canada, Australia, the United States and New Zealand in the last few decades are signs of progress.
Australia's national legitimacy is compromised by the failure to repair its relationship with its Indigenous population. Our series explores different ways of resolving this unfinished business.
Backed by experience and a moderate leader in Richard Di Natale, the Greens are a force to be reckoned with in this election.
The Greens are set to play a significant role in the election campaign and the new parliament. They are looking for gains in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Sydney investors can profit equally from purchasing apartments or houses.
Herding behaviour is leading to excessive borrowing, further fuelling apartment prices, particularly in Sydney.
‘Candidate’ has its roots in the word ‘candid’, to be frank. It’s hard not to believe that we’ve strayed a little from those noble aspirations.
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Many of the most commonly used election terms have a long linguistic history, stretching from ancient Rome to modern-day America and Australia.
Interns will earn an extra $200 each fortnight under the new program.
The path to employment is not easy for a young person. Follow the lines in our flow chart to see the many different pathways young people might have to take to secure a job.