How much tax – if any – do religious organisations pay in Australia?
Is it true that religious organisations are exempt from paying tax and from standard accounting and record-keeping obligations?
Australia’s is spending billions of dollars a national infrastructure ‘that just about meets demand today’.
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It is not too late to change the current direction of Australia's NBN from one that just meets today's demands, to one that we need for the future.
US stock markets are fragmenting, but it will take time for serious innovation to take hold.
Younger firms are voicing their support for a new type of long-term stock exchange, seeking investors in it for the long-haul.
A mass proliferation of
Noctiluca scintillans, a red tide forming dinoflagellate at Clovelly Beach, NSW. It can form dense aggregations that deplete oxygen and produce ammonia.
They give us part of the air we breathe but microscopic phytoplankton can also be toxic. They are also on the move thanks to climate change so a new Australian database hopes to monitor any changes.
Caster Semenya was withdrawn from competition in 2009 on the basis that her higher-than-normal testosterone level conferred a performance advantage.
Until recently, women with higher-than-expected testosterone levels were declared ineligible to take part in track and field athletics.
Many Australians who rely on welfare support have been let down by the major parties.
Neither major party seems to understand the structural causes of unemployment, or how to adapt welfare policy to meet those needs.
Interns may have to give up time at paid work to do an unpaid internship.
Internships can have direct and indirect costs that may exclude some who can't afford them.
Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, which has upheld its ban on Russian athletes competing internationally.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has upheld its ban on the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The public appetite for climate policy is bigger now than when Julia Gillard’s government passed the carbon tax in 2011.
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Climate has been something of a sleeper issue in this election. But a new survey suggests voters are keener for action now then they were when the carbon tax was making its way through parliament.
The independent tribunal appointed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) recently decided on the matter of a positive drug test at the 2016 Australian Open by Maria Sharapova. Not surprisingly…
Venice’s Arsenale holds a curated display from the 15th International Architecture Exhibition.
From now through November 27, architects and enthusiasts from around the globe will descend upon Venice, Italy, for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition organised by La Biennale di Venezia. The…
The White Bay Power Station is a prime harbourside redevelopment site.
The fact that the NSW government has stepped in to take back control of the White Bay redevelopment is actually an amazing story. One would hope this is a process of learning at work.
Bacteria have been developing resistance to antibiotics for over a billion years.
Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change in a way that prevents the antibiotic from working in its normal manner. There are several ways in which this can happen.
Bill Shorten, launching Labor’s childcare policy, inadvertently set off a debate about the major party leaders' respective feminist credentials.
Talk of 'women's issues', such as childcare, both accepts they are less important than other issues and assumes they have no universal value.
Chinese propaganda arms are offering tempting commercial arrangements.
There has been an odd silence around commercial deals struck between Australian media outlets and China's propaganda arms.
Jacqui Lambie said on Q&A that apprenticeship numbers were going ‘wayside’.
Was Jacqui Lambie correct to say apprenticeships are going "wayside" and that there are more than one million 457 work visa holders in Australia?
The 60 Minutes employees Tara Brown and Stephen Rice arriving home from a Beirut prison.
When Channel Nine was implicated in an illegal ‘child recovery’ operation, many would have assumed the media regulator would investigate. Yet Australian broadcasting standards are so limited there will probably be no independent inquiry at all.
Who took the points in the first leaders' debate of the 2016 campaign?
The Conversation’s experts respond to the first Turnbull-Shorten debate with an eye across key policy areas and the leaders’ performances.
There is little evidence that support for multiculturalism is directly tied to support for particular levels of immigration.
Senior politicians slurring the reputation of immigrants does more to erode support for multiculturalism than do uncontrolled borders.
Mature gum trees will be important for visual amenity among the higher-density residences being built to house a population growing at 5.1% a year for the next two decades.
The Green Square urban renewal area – expected to be Sydney's most densely populated area by 2030 – represents a new paradigm of urban living.