Painting the 1967 referendum as a ‘success’ in terms of effective reform for Aboriginal people is problematic.
The 1967 referendum fell far short in giving people what they thought they were voting for, and in giving Aboriginal people what they wanted from it.
The AiGroup’s Innes Willox, speaking on Q&A.
The AiGroup's Innes Willox told Q&A that Australia has one of the highest progressive tax rates in the developed world. Is that true?
Pay packets rose just 0.5% in the first quarter.
The government's best ideas for how to grow wages and incomes do not inspire confidence.
The Rental Vulnerability Index for Queensland shows the cumulative impact of factors affecting renters across the state.
City Futures Research Centre
Almost nowhere in our capital cities can low-income households – and those on average incomes in Sydney – afford the median rent . Mapping rental vulnerability finds it in regional areas too.
Medical panels are constantly lowering thresholds across many diseases, which results in more and more healthy people being diagnosed as sick.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of steroids seized at the Australian border over time.
There is an urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice concern.
The “WannaCrypt” malware has disrupted vital infrastructure in countries around the world.
EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo
"It is time for a digital Geneva Convention to protect the internet."
Feeling sad now and again is not only normal, but has many psychological benefits.
Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we live in an age that ignores or devalues them. But we've much to gain from feeling sad now and again.
Workers rebuild a temple damaged during the 2015 earthquake, in Bhaktapur.
Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement.
Restoring and expanding Australia’s run-down public housing stocks will need an increase in funding on top of the reforms in the budget.
The budget is pushing for a much-needed reboot of the social housing sector. What it isn't offering is extra funding to renew and expand run-down housing stocks.
Ridges in the Dresser Formation in the Pilbara Craton of Western Australia that preserve ancient stromatolites and hot spring deposits.
Life on the land could have started millions of years earlier on Earth than first thought. This could change the way we think about life developing elsewhere in the universe.
The future of the NDIS is seemingly secured in this federal budget.
Health announcements in the federal budget include a slow lifting of the Medicare rebate freeze, money for new medicines, and an increase in the Medicare levy to fund the NDIS.
The Australian Federal Police will receive $321.4 million over four years for a range of measures.
The Conversation’s political experts react to the 2017-18 budget's key measures in the areas of welfare, foreign aid, defence spending and more.
Tackling housing affordability will be a priority for the Federal Government in the 2017 budget.
The housing affordability measures in this budget involve not much more than tinkering.
The treasurer referred to the A$13 billion “zombie” measures the Senate has failed to pass as a “Senate tax”, in justifying the tax increases in this budget.
The budget was extraordinary in many ways. It is an abandonment of restraint on taxes by a liberal government. It is nakedly populist and it also acknowledges that government debt can be productive.
Fairfax employees are currently on strike after an announcement of more job losses.
The private equity consortium bidding for Fairfax has experience in media - and it's not all bad.
Is the Australian economy ‘the little engine that could’?
Some seem to think the RBA is bullish on growth, but reading between the lines it seems to be hedging.
Big crowds at an Intel Extreme Masters event held in Poland in 2013.
Australia's biggest prize pot for computer gaming is up for grabs this weekend which shows our growing interest in the multi-million dollar eSports industry.
The human brain is unique in many ways including the amount of asymmetry that exists between its left and right sides (Source: Massachusetts General Hospital and Draper Labs).
We all know that the human brain is ridiculously large, but how many of us realise that it’s lopsided as well? It turns out that the cockeyed shape of our brains is as important to understanding human…
Migrants can no longer afford to live in the ‘gateway’ suburbs that once helped them to leave the ranks of the ‘disadvantaged’ and feel at home in their new country.
With the winding back of government support for housing, 'gateway' suburbs that have in the past accepted and supported recent immigrants are becoming increasingly unaffordable.