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When would-be renters enquire about a property, their ethnicity can make a significant difference to how the agent responds. AAP/David Crosling

A white face can be a big help in a discriminatory housing market

An experiment compared the experience of Anglo, Indian and Muslim Middle Eastern "renters" looking for housing. The differences in how they were treated were significant.
German director Jette Steckel has bought an urgent, vivid and highly phyiscal version of Woyzeck to the Sydney Festival. Woyzeck, Sydney Festival 2016.

Barely hanging on: Woyzeck at the Sydney Festival

Jette Steckel has bought the Sydney Festival a version of Woyzeck that is as exciting, uncompromising and disturbing now as it was when it was first premiered in 1913.
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Athletes of influence? The role model refrain in sport

It has become a truism that professional athletes, whether they like it or not, “are” role models for others. Talented sportspeople hardly win every time, and sometimes they do not exemplify fair play…
Almost four years since the process of restructuring local government began, the Baird government faces many challenges in finalising its plans. AAP/Lukas Coch

NSW councils shake-up: is the endgame near?

Wherever governments have merged local councils, they have faced a political backlash. New South Wales is no exception and, nearly four years into the process, many challenges lie ahead.
It’s been a decade since the Cronulla riots, but have the attitudes that fuelled these violent tensions changed in Australian society? Paul Miller/AAP

Ten years on from the Cronulla riots, how much has really changed?

A decade on from the Cronulla Riots, Australia needs to reflect upon the lessons that should be learnt following the riot which divided a nation.
ACCI head Kate Carnell wants broader tax reform than what’s currently on the table. Mick Tsikas/AAP

There’s tax cuts and there’s tax cuts: getting big business to innovate

The major big business lobby groups have largely welcomed this week’s innovation statement, getting behind its support for entrepreneurs. One wonders why they care since it is primarily focused on research…
International experience highlights five areas that present profitable lessons for Australia. Martin Fisch/Flickr

Five things about innovation Australia can learn from other countries

More than 60 Australian government reports have identified direction, planning and leadership as keys to creating an innovative nation. Here's five things other countries have done to lead the way.

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