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Racists take advantage of social media algorithms to find people with similar beliefs. from www.shutterstock.com

Here’s how Australia can act to target racist behaviour online

Racism thrives online because of a clash between the commercial goals and ethical responsibilities of social media companies. But Australia can take legal and civil actions right now to address this.
Many workplaces do not make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Shutterstock

Three charts on: disability discrimination in the workplace

Australia has the highest poverty rate in the OECD for people with a disability. The barriers to, and discrimination in, the workplace are part of the reason.
Ern McQuillan, Tuna Fishing at Eden, New South Wales, 1960. National Library of Australia

Plenty of fish in the sea? Not necessarily, as history shows

The history of fisheries exploitation in Australia reveals a staggering natural bounty, which has been alarmingly fragile without proper management.
Most of the world’s wild horses, such as the Australian brumby, are outside their historic native range. Andrea Harvey

From feral camels to ‘cocaine hippos’, large animals are rewilding the world

Much of the Earth's megafauna are now found outside their native ranges. Thanks to introduced populations, megafauna richness on each continent is higher today than during the past ~10,000 years.
Housing policymaking hasn’t gone smoothly since Tony Abbott sidelined the experts by scrapping the National Housing Supply Council in 2013. Alan Porritt/AAP

Mounting housing stress underscores need for expert council to guide wayward policymaking

Unaffordable housing and homelessness are burning issues. Policymaking has suffered from a critical lack of data and expert input since the National Housing Supply Council was axed in 2013.
Media reports failed to mention limits to evidence in new guidelines about sitting and moving at work, and missed commercial interests that were initially not disclosed. Kennyrhoads/Wikimedia Commons

How the media oversold standing desks as a fix for inactivity at work

Here's how reporting of the world's first specific advice on reducing inactivity at work has overplayed the role of standing desks.
Shirley from Skyhooks in Countdown. ABC

Countdown - just nostalgia, or still breaking new ground?

Audiences of a certain age still gush about Countdown, the ABC’s music show that ran between 1974 and 1987. The ritual of sitting down to watch the ABC at 6pm on a Sunday (and maybe again for the Saturday…

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