More by luck than design, recent recent levels of immigration seem to be in a ‘goldilocks zone’ that balances economic, social and environmental objectives.
Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.
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.
Better opinions polls are more expensive because pollsters need to spend more effort getting a representative and honest sample of voters.
You could compare election opinion polls to penalty shoot-outs at a World Cup final: there’s huge pressure to get it right and we remember the big misses most of all.
There’s other obvious reason for the jump.
Monday's share market surge was a pure as any a test of what the market thought.
The perceived authority is important in helping us determine how trustworthy a graphic is.
What makes people more likely to trust a climate change message? If it looks too corporate, it's more likely to fail.
Building muscle mass and strength is only one of a number of reasons people might use steroids.
When you think of steroid users, it's likely you picture a male in the gym with huge muscles. But all sorts of people use steroids for all sorts of reasons.
A new standard defines the kilogram from today.
Today marks one of the biggest shake-ups in the history of measurement. But the new standards on how we define units of mass, length, time and so on are not easy to explain.
It turns out that betting markets are quite good predictors, on average.
Online bookies can tap into the wisdom of the crowd better than pollsters.
Beginning of an era: a victorious Bob Hawke at the National Tally Room on March 5, 1983. His prime ministership was an exciting time for an economics student.
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Bob Hawke had a huge influence on Tim Harcourt deciding to become an economist. He looks back on a man who shaped a career, and a nation.
GetUp! protesters outside the second leaders’ debate in Adelaide earlier this month.
GetUp! has notched many political victories since launching in 2005. Now, independents and conservatives are trying to replicate its approach to grassroots political participation.
One of the most powerful images at this year’s Venice Biennale is Christoph Büchel’s.
Barca Nostra, 2018-2019,
Shipwreck 18th of April 2015.
La Biennale di Venezia
Often called the 'Olympic Games of art', the Venice Biennale's national pavilions are an outlier in a globalised world. This year's strongest works explore global issues like refugees and climate change.
Bob Hawke at an event in Sydney to celebrate his 88th birthday in 2017.
Most of all, Hawke will be remembered as a reformer — presiding over a set of economic reforms that modernised the Australian economy.
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.
Trump signed an executive order on May 15 that signals USA is concerned about sabotage through Chinese telcos such as Huawei.
Trump's new executive order reflects a fear of sabotage, where an enemy such as China or Russia could turn off critical infrastructure like the internet or communications capability.
The world’s current tallest skyscraper is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It’s 828 metres tall. But we could go taller.
It would be difficult, but we could probably build a tower over 2,000 metres tall, which would be like ten normal skyscrapers on top of each other! This is probably not a very good idea though.
En cas de mal des transports, mieux vaut regarder l’horizon.
Le mal des transports peut être sérieusement incapacitant. Mais il existe des solutions pour l’éviter, ou le maîtriser une fois qu’il s’est manifesté.
The system is a complex mix of daily and refundable fees, base payments and means tested contributions.
While the majority of aged care funding comes from government, residents also have to contribute. Here's how the payment system works.
Wajah-wajah manusia Asia. Pertama diterbitkan pada edisi pertama (1876–1899) dari Nordisk familjebok.
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Kesalahan terburuk dalam sejarah sains tidak diragukan lagi adalah pengklasifikasian manusia ke dalam ras yang berbeda.
The money will help, but there’s no guarantee things will turn out well.
Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.
Archibald Prize 2019 winner, Tony Costa, ‘Lindy Lee’, oil on canvas, 182.5 x 152 cm, © the artist.
Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins Sitter: Lindy Lee - artist
The annual announcement of the Archibald Prize is one of Sydney’s great spectacles. This year's winning portrait depicts one of Australia's leading artists, Lindy Lee.