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Stuart Morris QC (left) and Leonie Hemingway (formerly Leonie Burke) led the Labor and Liberal governments’ attempts at reforming local government. Andrew Dodd

Change Agents: Stuart Morris and Leonie Hemingway on Australia’s most radical reform of local government

Change Agents: Episode 3. The Conversation, CC BY-ND46.3 MB (download)
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Stuart Morris and Leonie Hemingway about their successes and failures on the road to reforming Victoria's local government.
Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Race, gender and the future of the Republican Party

Despite popular opinion and the rhetoric of equality, the American electorate is highly divided along lines of race and gender. This makes it relatively easy to make accurate election predictions. Examining…

Trump claims the election is rigged – is it?

Donald Trump has repeatedly said the presidential election is rigged, and the only way he will lose will be if it is stolen from him. Trump is not known for his measured temperament, nor for rational thinking…
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over the direction of the Supreme Court, immigration, the economy, and fitness to lead. Reuters

Clinton and Trump meet in final presidential debate: experts respond

The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
ANZ has already struck a deal with Apple for its contactless payment system but now four other banks are arguing the company is making competition difficult. Monica Davey/EPA

Apple Pay dispute may mean less opportunity to pay with your mobile

The competition in Australia's contactless payment industry is heating up as Apple Pay sets up in Australia. However some banks claim the company is making the system less competitive.
The closure of the Ford casting plant in Geelong signifies a loss of manufacturing loss and possibly a bigger loss to society. David Crosling/AAP

The Ford plant closure is sad loss of manufacturing know how

The closure of the car manufacturing plants in Australia is a sad loss of knowledge and jobs that will be difficult to replace.
Commonwealth Bank chief Ian Narev was the first to appear before a parliamentary committee inquiring into the practices of the big four banks. Lukas Coch/AAP

Banks make millions in delaying interest rate cuts

When the cash rate increases, lending rates shoot up like rockets, but when the opposite occurs they go down like feathers.
False colour image of Mercury taken by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft. Without a hot central core this should be a geologically dead world yet recent images suggest it’s still active. NASA/JHUAPL/Carnegie Institution of Washington/USGS/Arizona State University

Shrinking Mercury is all it’s cracked up to be

A tectonically active world means Mercury might share another feature with Earth, Mercury-quakes!

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