Solar subsidies encouraged a massive take-up of solar panels in Australia.
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Now that our rooftop solar industry has matured, we need to reconsider the purpose of feed-in tariffs and align them with our goals for the electricity system in the future.
After the storm … Researchers are working together to predict future outbreaks of thunderstorm asthma.
Researchers from a range of disciplines need to work together if we are to predict and prepare for the next thunderstorm asthma event.
‘Tis the season to think about Christmas spending in a different way.
Five tips on how to spend in a way that contributes to social movements this Christmas.
Australia displays many of the hallmarks of an ‘ethnocracy’ – albeit one cloaked in the rhetoric of multiculturalism.
Australia was designed at Federation to ensure nationals of British descent would be able to create a society populated by individuals as much like themselves as possible.
How can we help the one in three people in hospital end-of-life care who suffer from delirium?
Antipsychotic medications for delirium don't work and could harm, a new study shows. So what options are left?
Dry period in semi-arid central Australia.
Extreme wet years are getting wetter and more common. This means Australia's terrestrial ecosystems will play a larger role in the global carbon cycle.
Exposés about corruption in sport are not new, but they have become more frequent. There was never a golden age of pure sport, but there is now a growing public realisation that many of sport’s core ideals…
Tackling antimicrobial resistance relies on us tackling the interrelated areas of human, animal and environmental health.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
What does the Turnbull government’s establishment of a construction industry watchdog mean for workers, wages and the industry?
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.
Data and algorithms are an integral part of modern trading.
Government agencies are investigating how to start regulating trading algorithms. But algorithms are ubiquitous and we need to make sure we don't stamp out good ones.
It’s hard to calculate the risk from rising mortgage delinquencies.
Increasing mortgage delinquencies is a warning sign for lenders. Especially if the economy starts to turn.
Official data continues to record substantial failures in improving the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
Why, despite substantial spending, do serious difficulties continue to plague efforts to improve Indigenous wellbeing?
Officer Woods’ competition entry shows how the wasted spaces of suburban road verges and front yards could be put to much better uses.
The front yards, footpaths and verges of Australian suburbs are spaces overdue for reinvention.
Stroke affects one in every six people.
Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer, yet you're unlikely to read much about this condition.
Had US Senator Elizabeth Warren (left) been the Democratic candidate, she might be president by now.
If there been an alternative feminist candidate, with a different, more disruptive agenda, we would have a feminist president.
Asylum seekers at the Manus Regional Processing Centre in Papa New Guinea, one of Australia’s two offshore immigration detention facilities.
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Across Europe anti immigration political leaders are turning to Australia for inspiration on how to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in their countries.
Who needs Air Force One when you’ve got your own private plane?
The idea that the United States can be run by business people in the same way they would run a corporation is the new political status quo.
In dealing with the repercussions of the tragic deaths of four people at Dreamworld, Ardent Leisure ought to remember the commandments of crisis management.
Ardent Leisure's poor crisis management skills has transformed a tragic theme park accident into a crisis affecting the reputation of one of Australia's most popular tourism destinations.
Private developers in China have been increasing their debt levels, research shows.
China's private property market is to blame for rising debt, not government owned or controlled businesses, new research shows.
Marlin are one of the prized fish in Australia’s oceans.
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Australia's oceans would be less protected under recent recommendations.