There's a lot that Richard Denniss gets right. Neoliberalism clearly has an array of problems. But he risks throwing out what is good about liberalism in attacking neoliberalism.
Areas with higher-density apartment living, such as Rhodes in Sydney, are home to many overseas-born residents.
The combination of higher-density living and increasing cultural diversity means we need to think about how to build social cohesion and make the most of the opportunities of apartment living.
Learning difficulties or challenges such as dyslexia or Autism Spectrum Disorder may be masked by language ability for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Difficulty with English language can mask other difficulties culturally and linguistically diverse students may have, such as Austism or dyslexia.
Egenie told her story for her father whom she describes as her friend and mentor.
Wider access to technology has increased possibilities to share stories via digital means.
Studies have found consumption of chillies is inversely related to the risk of being overweight or obese.
New research has discovered brain receptors that sense heat also play a hand in appetite.
The murder of 22-year-old Melburnian Eurydice Dixon has provoked outrage and grief on social media, following police advice to “stay safe”.
Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe addressing a forum on wages and productivity.
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has effectively ruled out an interest rate rise until wage growth tops 3%.
Can we predict who will win the trophy in this year’s World Cup held in Russia?
Australia has won the soccer World Cup three times, in simulation games only. So what are the challenges to predicting the winner?
Being emotionally attached to an object can be a way to cope with loneliness.
To compensate for unmet social needs, people project lifelike qualities onto objects to feel connected. But this doesn’t fully meet people’s needs, so they collect more and more objects.
It’s unrealistic to expect everyone who is sexually active will take perfect preventative measures.
An increase in condomless sex in PrEP users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.
It’s not easy to tell, but about a quarter of Airbnb properties in Sydney are essentially commercial letting operations.
One problem with Airbnb is that it isn't transparent about how many properties are truly 'shared' and how many are just part of a letting business. Regulators need to know that to manage the impacts.
Students tested on their ability to tell whether two images were of the same person were wrong 30% of the time.
Same person or different person? Most people are extremely good at recognising faces of people they know well, but not so much strangers. See how well you perform on the tests in this story.
Breast cancer tumours behave, and are treated, differently.
Headlines that 70% of women with breast cancer don't need chemo need to be heeded with caution: it's a very specific (but substantial) subtype that was studied.
The survey results are in, but do they say anything meaningful?
We are often presented with surveys that claim to show how we all think on a certain subject. But how many people do you need to ask for that finding to have have any convincing meaning?
Five Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio brandishes an Italian flag at a rally in Naples.
Italy's economy is verging on bankrupt and its election results have dealt a hammer blow to the prospects of fixing things. The best option, financially at least, may be to put someone else at the helm.
Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems.
A new ad campaign from Coca-Cola shows they're trying to push a "sugar in moderation" line, while many of their products still contain far too much.
Inflexible structures of higher education and competing demands related to settlement often make transition difficult for refugees, despite their desire to work hard.
Without developing a better understanding of the challenges refugee students face, we run the risk of further disadvantaging refugee students in Australia.
A public barbecue in Lyndhurst, New South Wales, does the job but could be so much better.
The need for public cooking facilities has long been recognised, but why has the basic public barbecue failed to evolve along with Australians, their lifestyles and the foods they eat?
No mother wants their baby to develop jaundice, but it turns out that they should probably be grateful.
Heart of Darkness follows a journey up the Congo River, but equally critiques the imperial powers back in Europe.
USAID Democratic Republic of Congo/Flickr
In our ongoing Guide to the Classics series, we look at Heart of Darkness: the product of dark historical energies that continue to shape our contemporary world.