Performers march along the Great Wall of China in 2008.
Donald Trump, if he takes the US presidency, will immediately start building a wall between Mexico and the US. What lessons can he take from that celebrated wall-builder, Chairman Mao?
With 700,000 vulnerable Australians depending on public housing, any proposal to change its status is likely to set off alarm bells.
The report's stated goal is to make the social housing system work better. It does not present as a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive.
Senator Jacqui Lambie, speaking on Q&A.
Senator Jacqui Lambie told Q&A that a third of Australian age pensioners are living below the poverty line and that it's estimated to rise to two-thirds within five years. Is that right?
Rika Hamaguchi from the Bangarra Dance Theatre performs at the culmination of the barrangal dyara exhibition.
Photo Peter Greig/Kaldor Public Art Projects
Jonathan Jones uses Aboriginal shields to create a skeleton of Sydney's Garden Palace, destroyed by fire in 1882. In song, dance and sculpture, he celebrates what has been lost and rediscovered.
Incoming RBA Governor Philip Lowe appeared before the House Standing Committee on Economics this week.
The odds are the Fed will raise rates once and the RBA will cut once before the end of the year.
Ben Goldacre says that greater transparency on research findings could increase the public’s faith in essential medicines.
Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about how bad research hurts us all.
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Darren Saunders speaks with Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about bad medical research reporting, and how greater transparency in research practices could improve public trust in science and medicine.
Premier Mike Baird (right) has been out promoting the Sydney Metro project, but has yet to explain how the benefits of massive public investment will be shared.
Who’ll profit from the value uplift arising from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents?
ASIC charges businesses and individuals around A$50 million each year for company searches.
Keeping public information about companies locked up behind paywalls and maintained by private interests is not in the public interest.
La fin du monde venue du ciel.
Le danger d’un astéroïde de bonne taille percutant notre planète est bien réel même si minime. Les scientifiques peaufinent des stratégies pour les dévier de leur mortelle trajectoire.
Labor senator Doug Cameron, speaking on Q&A.
Labor senator Doug Cameron told Q&A the High Court had decided that the unions and business are entitled to fund political parties. Is that true?
Our past was like a scene from a Star Trek Episode: Ferengi (left) and Bajoran (right) character costumes from Star Trek, at the QTXP Destination Star Trek London MG.
Looking around at the natural world, have you ever wondered why some groups of organisms contain huge numbers of species while others are seemingly barren? Take insects as an example, animals which evolved…
Employment growth remains flat, despite hopes for improvement.
The Australian economy continues to deliver mixed, but on the whole positive, signals.
From atomic structure to DNA helix. Constructing #MyBase, a community artwork. Featured design and personal reflection by @cure4PFS.
I like deadlines. They punctuate my projects. Deadlines and deliverables force me to package my projects into consumable chunks, into a ‘product’ that is necessary for sharing and showing my work and also…
With the right help, ARENA can help deliver many more solar farms.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has survived, amid a groundswell of domestic and overseas support. Its budget has been chopped, but here's how it can still drive the renewable energy revolution.
PARKing Day in Montreal, 2015.
This Friday is the 11th PARKing Day, when people pay a parking meter, then turn the space into a pop-up parklet. It's a day that invites citizens to rethink the city and their place in it.
The norm is now that it is no longer OK to discriminate on the basis of race.
The 'good old days' when we could make racist comments without legal recourse were not that good at all – especially for those on the receiving end.
While men still make up the majority of prisoners in Australia, the increase in the incarceration rate for women is significantly greater than that for men.
Australia female prison population has soared but many are jailed for minor offences. The UK's radical approach to women and prison, outlined in the 2007 Corston report, offers a model for Australia.
There are more Australian young people not in education, employment or training now than during the global financial crisis.
Historical data for Australia shows young people have fared better than their global counterparts in terms of economic opportunity but this masks a growing disparity among youth.
Mike Parr’s performance work ‘Jackson Pollock the female’ is part homage and part sabotage.
National Gallery of Australia
Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles is one of Australia's most famous cultural acquisitions. When Mike Parr lay supine before it, streaked with his own blood, he offered a new way of looking at the act of painting.
GDP numbers in Australia look good, but when one looks one level below, the picture isn’t so good.
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The RBA leaves rates on hold, Australia gets a GDP growth spurt from pre-election spending, and the IMF lays the groundwork for a lowering of global growth expectations.