Labor leader Bill Shorten has announced a policy based on a solid principle of fairness, but with a second-best model of delivering social housing.
Labor has made a substantial commitment to tackling inequality in Australia, but has taken a second-best approach to overcoming the huge shortfall of social housing.
A kangaroo finds refuge in a small patch of vegetation surrounded by a new housing estate.
Expanding cities and farmland have created many small, often isolated patches of vegetation. Long seen as having limited ecological value, a new study shows these are vital for endangered species.
Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s next move will either refashion the industry, or merely seek a commitment from it to behave better.
With public hearings finished, insiders are making a last-ditch bid to either soften or sidetrack the final report of the banking royal commission.
Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in Gaslight (1944), the film that inspired the now widely used term.
The term 'gaslighting' is now liberally used but what does it mean and where did it come from?
A Nike ad campaign billboard features NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Research shows that the new trend of activism marketing hinges on whether or not the brand engages in practices that match its message.
Two thirds of Australians over 65 use social media.
Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older counterparts about how to have a healthier relationship with digital technologies like social media.
You know you’re not supposed to do this – but you do.
The science of sleep and the economics of sleeplessness.
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Only about one quarter Australians report getting eight or more hours of sleep. And in pre-industrial times, it was seen as normal to wake for a few hours in the middle of the night and chat or work.
Two in five Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Australians are more aware of domestic violence and sexual assault than before. But a worrying proportion blame victims for abuse, think women are lying, and don't believe consent is always necessary.
Profesional keaman siber bekerja mengembangkan perangkat lunak, menguji jaringan, merespon insiden dan pengembangan kebijakan.
Selain keterampilan teknis, mereka ingin orang-orang yang mereka rekrut memiliki keterampilan komunikasi, bekerja dengan baik dalam tim, dan menunjukkan empati dan integritas.
The tools on our smartphones are enabled by a huge network of mobile phone towers, Wi-Fi networks and server farms.
The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
How much sleep we need depends on us as individuals and varies by age.
Five out of five experts agreed not everyone needs eight hours of sleep.
Cybersecurity professionals work in software development, network testing, incident response and policy development.
Cybersecurity professionals are often portrayed as lone hackers in hoodies. But as well as technical skills, they also need to be excellent communicators and have a high degree of personal integrity.
Every time you access an internet site or app, you could be an unwitting subject of an A/B test.
A/B testing is leading to a profound change in business process that is filtering through our whole society.
Existing evidence points to women’s greater accumulation of credentials being due to implicit biases woven throughout workplace dynamics.
Women have up to one-and-a-half year's extra education, and nearly a full year's extra workforce experience, than required for their job.
The current social housing construction rate – barely 3,000 dwellings a year – does not even keep pace with rising need, let alone make inroads into today’s backlog.
A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. But it can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.
Most of Kyoto’s narrow streets could become no-car zones.
The city where the Kyoto Protocol was signed resolved some years ago to move away from cars and towards low-emission alternatives for getting around. And it's making real progress towards that goal.
Solar flares captured on the Sun.
When dozens of US mines planted in waters off the Vietnam coast detonated almost simultaneously in 1972, all eyes turned to the Sun for an explanation.
The absence of women rockers such as Chrissie Amphlett (pictured here in 2006) from an Oz playlist promoted by the prime minister speaks volumes about how women are excluded from the music canon.
The PM's Spotify playlists are significant as they offer insight into what he sees as valuable in popular culture. They also remind us how women are excluded from the music canon.
Biologists are gathering evidence of green algae (pictured here in Kuwait) becoming carbohydrate-rich but less nutritious, due to increased carbon dioxide levels. As science fiction becomes science fact, new forms of storytelling are emerging.
As we enter the age of the Anthropocene, there is a growing recognition of different kinds of 'un-real' storytelling.
Education minister Dan Tehan wants research grants to articulate how the research would further the national interests of Australia.
A few days have now passed since we learnt that in 2017 the former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, secretly rejected 11 grants recommended by the Australian Research Council. Naturally…