Scott Morrison said Australia has an earnings problem.
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s diagnosis of the risks and challenges confronting the Australian economy is hard to fault. But tackling those problems will require flexibility from the government.
Britain’s industrial pioneers couldn’t have known how they would affect the climate.
The first signs that humans were warming the climate appeared much earlier in the northern hemisphere - way back in the 1830s. But now the trend is emerging all over the globe.
The global economy may be more fragile than at any time since the financial crisis, Malcolm Turnbull said today.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.
Whichever way you look at it, Australian rules football makes a clear difference for the better in people’s lives.
In their hearts, everyone associated with the AFL knows the decline in the community is real.
Catch them all - and maybe spare a thought for the trees.
You might worry that people care more about what's on their smartphone than what's in their local wildlife park. But what if we could get them to care about both at the same time?
Games like Pokémon GO cleverly exploit our psychology in the way they dole our rewards to keep players hooked.
The Pokemon GO craze has tapped in to our desire to seek out rewards. But there different types of rewards in life, each designed to capture our attention, even train our behaviour.
What lies beneath: bedrock peeks through the Antarctic ice.
Russ Hepburn, Kenn Borek Air
Buried beneath kilometres-thick slabs of ice are rivers and huge lakes - some of which are teeming with microbes that thrive in a world without light or oxygen.
Knowing where the ice comes from can help work out what it will do to sea levels.
Polar ice isn't all the same - it can be divided roughly into "land ice" and "sea ice". What matters most for sea levels is how much ice slides off the land and melts in the sea.
Consumers won’t be able to use PEXA anytime soon but it might streamline the buying and selling of property.
The paperless property market is now a reality and it could provide a faster more efficient sales. But its unlikely any consumers will be using the system themselves.
Australia is fortunate to have had the recent Labor minority government to draw lessons from.
Minority governments can successfully prosecute their policy agendas even while being destabilised.
How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box?
We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.
Australia (whose flag is pictured on the right) is one of several countries with a big stake in the South Pole.
Josh Landis/US NSF/Wikimedia
It's one of the remotest places on Earth and yet is still claimed by six nations – including Australia.
The Bramble Cay Melomys is arguably the first mammal driven extinct by climate change, rather than direct human interaction.
Ian Bell/EHP/State of Queensland
Australia’s conservation laws presume that we can preserve everything in its natural state. But in a changing world, we'll have to be more flexible than that.
No matter who wins power, a large part of federal budget repair will fall on the states.
AAP/Mick Tsikas, Lukas Coch
The path back to surplus inevitably winds through state finances. And it's a potholed road.
Mineral processing tailings are pumped into a storage facility. Are there still valuable commodities in this waste?
Identifying mine waste materials as economic resources will help support global demand for critical metals, boosting the mining industry during the downturn. All with environmental benefits.
Was Bill Shorten right about federal government spending on negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions?
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said that Australia spends more at a Commonwealth level on negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts than it does on child care or higher education. Is he right?
Personalised medicine allows treatment to be tailored to a patient’s unique genetic makeup.
The rise of personalised medicine, which is mainly based on genetic testing, needs adequate regulation so privacy rights aren't breached. That's only one of several issues that must be considered.
Bill Shorten revisited his PR triumph of ten years earlier in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, early in the 2016 campaign.
All three Tasmanian Liberal-held House of Representatives seats – Bass, Lyons and Braddon – will be critical to the election result.
Visitors take in Cameron Robbins' Field Lines at the Museum of Old and New Art.
Hobart's winter festival explores darkness, storms and the very nature of the universe, with artwork performed in an asylum; echoing the elements and conceived while on a residency at Geneva's Centre for Nuclear Research.
Was Anne Ruston right about overfishing?
AAP Image/Alan Porritt
Was Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston right to say that no solely-managed Commonwealth fishery is subject to overfishing?