Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s new shadow ministry includes a few surprises, though many of the faces remain the same.
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From Bill Shorten to Kristina Keneally, our experts break down Labor's new shadow ministry – who's in, who's been promoted, and who faces the greatest challenges in their new roles
The official line in China is that the Tiananmen ‘incident’ was necessary for stability. This whitewashing of history has largely been accepted by many in China as the truth.
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The Chinese government tightly controls all mention of the 1989 pro-democracy protests, but in recent days, it's been very open with its justifications for the brutal crackdown.
NSW Blues player Damien Cook in training in Sydney.
A look at the past results shows there is some advantage to a team playing at home and winning the first game in State of Origin.
Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are today used in many countries.
From herbal remedies to acupuncture, traditional therapies are valued particularly by ethnically diverse groups.
Many victims of school bullying suffer mental illness later in life.
Schools have a legal obligation to act on bullying behaviour of pupils and provide support for both the victim and the perpetrator.
Legislative action regarding vehicle emissions is overdue, and needs urgent attention by the federal government.
This shocking figure comes from our back-of-the-envelope calculations looking at the effect of forcing more efficient engines on the Australian market.
Morrison’s Cabinet features a few new faces, and several familiar ministers in different roles.
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Scott Morrison's new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
APRA’s move will make the Reserve Bank rate cuts more potent.
Under cover of a speech from the Reserve Bank governor, the Prudential Regulation Authority has moved to make it 10% easier to borrow.
Being separated from their children affects the mental well-being of Aboriginal mothers in prison.
Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks at a media club luncheon in Brisbane in February.
Witnessing violent media reporting about women politicians can deter women from entering politics at a time when we should be striving toward gender parity.
The largest number of migrants in South Asia move to the neighbouring country.
Officially, the number of migrants globally reached 258 million in 2017, increasing by 49% since 2000. But the lack of a clear definition of who is or isn't a migrant complicates the issue.
We don’t have much information on how spending time in an adult prison affects a child’s later development.
In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.
Mining accounts for about half of Australia’s exports. In terms of ‘economic complexity’, the nation ranks 59th in the world, between Kazakhstan and Lebanon.
Innovation and industry policy is receiving the least attention just when it may matter most to our economic future.
Labor has promised to establish a new office of Evaluator General to oversee high-quality evaluations of government programs.
Labor's plan for an Evaluator General could be a big change to the way we evaluate and test government policy. We just have to get the details right.
A Hazelwood power station employee hangs his hat on the fence after it closed after 52 years of operation.
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Australia hasn’t done much planning to prepare for the shift away from coal. But it’s not too late to learn from international experiences.
We can’t rely on consumer spending to keep us recession-free.
Expect two more interest rate cuts, but they mightn't be enough.
Cynthia Banham with Kevin Rudd in 2008. Banham’s memoir explores both the trauma she experienced during a plane crash in 2007 and her family’s history.
In her fragmentary family memoir, Cynthia Banham interweaves narratives of war and migration with her own traumatic plane crash - ultimately reclaiming her identity in the process.
Bulk-billing rates have been trending upwards for well over a decade.
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Yes, 86% of GP visits were bulk-billed in 2017-18, up from 82% when Labor was in power. But they also rose under Labor, while the percentage for "patients" seems to be lower than the percentage for "visits".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at a multicultural event at Koondoola, 25km north of Perth, on April 30.
The Christian Democratic Party in NSW could play a key role in the election by funnelling support from voters in electorates with large East Asian populations to the Liberal Party.
Taxable income tells us little about who benefits from imputation cheques.
Retirees with superannuation balances of $1. pay and pay no tax and get annual imputation cheques of $63,000.