The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate McClymont is one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists. Under the Fairfax-Nine merger, how well will work like hers be supported?
Fairfax Media has a long and highly successful history in investigative journalism, which may be at risk if the company merges with the Nine Network.
Here are 10 trends worth noting from this year's huge Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. For starters, household spending on energy fell, even as power prices rose.
Commuting has become such a routine part of our daily lives that we don’t stop to think about what it may offer us.
We see the daily commute as a waste of time. But there's another way to see the experience: a whole life in the events and memories we form during these journeys, which change us as human beings.
The enormous Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey tells the stories of the same group of Australians over the course of their lives.
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What the huge HILDA survey reveals about your economic well-being, health and family life.
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On today's episode, we'll hear what the huge HILDA survey says on Australians' financial literacy, energy use, how many of us are delaying getting a driver's license and how our economy is changing.
The latest HILDA data found women exhibiting much lower levels of financial literacy than men.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, out today, found women exhibiting much lower levels of financial literacy than men. How do you score?
Labor’s strong showing in its seats and the Liberals’ generally poor performance will be a huge fillip to Bill Shorten.
Despite reports Labor might struggle in Braddon and Longman, the byelections delivered a comfortable win in Braddon and a strong one in Longman.
In 1988, The Age was ranked the most influential institution in Melbourne.
The Age Charter of Editorial Independence – the first document of its type in Australia – first emerged in 1988. It was defended time and again over the following three decades.
There are measures teenagers can take to protect sensitive details in their My Health Record.
The My Health Record brings a unique set of confidentiality concerns for young people under 18. These need to be better addressed to ensure teens don't forego important health care.
Light can be used as a high-speed form of wireless communication.
We live in a world of wireless communication, but there are limits to what existing technologies can offer. The search is on for any new method of wireless connectivity.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek.
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Ahead of Saturday's crucial byelections, senior Labor Party figures have described a vote for Pauline Hanson's One Nation party as a vote for the Coalition. What do the records show?
Firefighters and volunteers battle a blaze near Loutraki in southern Greece.
From Greece, to the UK, to Japan and even Sweden, a slew of places in the Northern Hemisphere are suffering extreme heat. And the chances of extreme heat records tumbling are growing all the time.
There is a huge question mark over the future editorial quality of the newspapers after the merger.
The merger signals the death of Fairfax, and is the most consequential change in Australian media ownership in 31 years.
India has become the world leader in selfie-related accidental deaths.
As authorities crack down on selfies and social media, the underlying causes of conflict and potential to use social media to bring about positive social change are overlooked.
Yoson An and Rachel Griffiths in Dead Lucky.
Dead Lucky tackles issues around worker exploitation, gambling, international students and domestic violence. But it is let down by underdeveloped characters.
Family and friends have an important role to play in detecting suicide risk and supporting the person.
Contrary to the common belief you shouldn't talk about suicide because it plants the idea, asking someone if they plan to harm themselves can help.
Despite several barriers, journalists are changing the way they report on violence against women for the better.
Eryn Jean Norvill as Justine in Melancholia: the play echoes and resonates with details of its cinematic predecessor.
A successful adaption of Lars von Trier's film Melancholia breathes new life and energy into its female characters.
How will Australia rule when it comes to big tech?
The US and Europe approach tech regulation very differently due to their historical contexts. Where does Australia's fit in?
Biometric Mirror is an interactive application that takes your photo and analyses it to identify your demographic and personality characteristics.
A new tool called Biometric Mirror exposes the need for public debate about the ethics of AI.
The Longman byelection is so tightly contested it has drawn many senior politicians to campaign. Here Labor candidate Susan Lamb is flanked by Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships Doug Cameron, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek.
With the much anticipated Super Saturday byelections on Saturday, the polls in Longman and Braddon still show a very tight race.