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This child and her mother found refuge at a women’s shelter, but many are unable to find the secure housing they need to escape family violence. Dan Peled/AAP

Another stolen generation looms unless Indigenous women fleeing violence can find safe housing

Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
Men have nipples because of a quirk in how embryos develop. But that’s only part of the story of this seemingly redundant body part. from www.shutterstock.com

Why do men have nipples?

How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
With more than 80% of Singaporeans living in state-provided housing, the city rates well for affordability compared to Sydney, where the figure is just 5.5%. Bill Roque/Shutterstock

Affordable housing lessons from Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore: 3 keys to getting the policy mix right

A coordinated mix of policies does more to keep housing affordable for a significant proportion of a city's residents than the unbalanced approach we see in Sydney.
Des familles attendent d'être évacuées sous le regard de la police, après que leur camp ait été détruit par les autorités, parc de La Villette à Paris, le 28 aout 2019. Martin BUREAU / AFP

Migrants à Paris : la capitale française est-elle hypocrite ?

Les villes, premier point d’accueil des migrants, demandeurs d’asile et réfugiés sont-elles habilitées à agir contre les incohérences de la politique migratoire européenne ?
Increasing heat in Sydney and other Australian cities highlights the urgent need to apply our knowledge of how to create liveable low-carbon cities. Taras Vyshnya/Shutterstock

We have the blueprint for liveable, low-carbon cities. We just need to use it

The research has been done. The evidence is in. We know how to create cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable. But we have yet to apply that knowledge widely across Australian cities.
The statistics show the wealthiest households are getting a growing share of household wealth. The Productivity Commission is trying to tell us they are not. ALAN PORRITT/AAP/ABS

It’s not just the ABS. It’s also the Productivity Commission downplaying the growth in inequality

Freedom of Information documents show the Bureau of Statistics spent a good deal of effort toning down news of rising inequality. The Productivity Commission seems to have been at it too.
The crisis of confidence in the safety and soundness of new apartment buildings won’t end without a decisive response from federal, state and territory governments. David Crosling/AAP

Would you buy a new apartment? Building confidence depends on ending the blame game

Unsafe apartments are being evacuated as confidence plummets – even the author of a report commissioned by building ministers wouldn't buy a new apartment. What will it take for governments to act?

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