Anger at austerity brought people onto the streets in 2016.
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New research on the future of the welfare state found people lack confidence in the whole system of government, rather than individual politicians.
If human remains can’t easily be identified, DNA testing can provide answers to bereaved families.
New evidence points to a possible burial site for South Australia's Beaumont children, missing for 52 years. Specialist techniques will be applied to extract and sequence DNA if remains are found.
Federal and state government representatives descended on Geelong when a memorandum of understanding for the latest City Deal was signed on January 17.
With the emerging emphasis on regional City Deals and Smart Cities funding, perhaps Australia is beginning to find its way to a national cities policy, rather than just a big cities policy.
Essential poll numbers show Bill Shorten is playing to ALP’s strengths.
Come election time, votes won't turn on an integrity commission. They will turn on such issues as cost of living, discontent with flat wages, and health.
The National Integrity Commission was the specific announcement in Bill Shorten’s Tuesday National Press Club address.
Bill Shorten said a proposed National Integrity Commission would operate 'as a standing royal commission into serious and systematic corruption'.
Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman announced the March 3 election on Sunday.
Malcolm Turnbull says people won't be casting a national vote until the due time of 2019 – although Labor is working on contingency plans for this year in case he changes his mind or is foxing.
We must change the date of Australia Day again again if we want to achieve a national day that unifies all Australians.
The current choice of date for Australia Day is symbolic of the country we used to be – not the one we hope to become.
There is currently a weak process of checking claims made in advertisements for medicines, to ensure they don't mislead or deceive consumers -this could be abandoned if a bill passes parliament.
Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design.
Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
The Sydney suburb of Liverpool, with its high concentration of ethnic migrants, has improved its levels of community trust since the Cronulla riots.
Trust has returned to areas with a higher concentration of ethnically diverse migrants significantly since 2005, but more must to be done if we want to avoid another Cronulla riot.
Pemandangan kota Ambon. Konflik berkepanjangan di wilayah itu membuat pertumbuhan ekonomi Maluku tidak seoptimal seharusnya.
Selama ini belum pernah ada kalkulasi dampak konflik terhadap perekonomian Maluku. Maluku tertinggal cukup jauh dibandingkan potensi optimumnya jika tidak mengalami konflik berkepanjangan.
A view of Ambon, the capital of Maluku, where conflicts have crippled the province’s economic growth.
Comparing real Maluku and synthetic Maluku (a Maluku without prolonged conflicts) shows that Maluku could have 60.3% more economic growth had it not experienced conflicts.
Sales of Apple smartwatches are increasing, while Fitbit sales are on the decline.
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Research shows that people's social networks, employment conditions and life stages all impact their use of wearable devices. Understanding these factors can help you achieve your fitness goals.
Malcolm Turnbull pressed Attorney-General George Brandis to take the London high commissioner job.
There is not a great deal to be said for Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle, and quite a lot to be said against it.
Malcolm Turnbull said he regretted having to drop Darren Chester from his frontbench line-up.
Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffled cabinet has five new faces, but one of the Nationals’ best performers has been unceremoniously dumped by his party leader.
Watered down higher education measures, a stronger employment rate and lower than expected debt levels are the highlights for MYEFO 2017.
The government hasn't abandoned its jobs and growth mantra in the budget update and remains optimistic despite lower growth and wages forecasts.
George Brandis has served as attorney-general since 2013.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
From the present financial year, the government will no longer be borrowing to pay for recurrent spending.
The 2017 budget update will show an improvement in the outlook for debt compared with projections in May.
Malcolm Turnbull’s excitement, no doubt fuelled by relief, at the Bennelong byelection win was obvious.
The win in Saturday's byelection was a crucial fillip for Malcolm Turnbull, who has finished a rocky year on a relative high – one he will hope continues into the new year.
Malcolm Turnbull and John Alexander celebrate victory in the Bennelong byelection.
John Alexander won the seat of Bennelong after a fiercely contested byelection, and declared it 'the renaissance' of Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.