Free competition is supposed to give customers the best deal – but that’s not happening in Victoria.
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'Switchers' who change their energy retailers often are following accepted wisdom, but research shows it saves them far less than expected.
Australia’s energy market has a logjam,
The likelihood of half of Victoria being plunged into blackout are low – but the question reveals growing tension between the energy market and its regulators.
Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek read The Very Hungry Caterpillar – which did not make our experts’ list.
If you were in charge of the new parliamentary book club, what Australian book would you want your representative to read? Our experts weigh in.
Australia is vulnerable to any downturn in global markets due to a Chinese economic slump. But being dumped as a supplier by China is a different matter.
China cutting coal imports from Australia by 25% would equate to every Australian having $24 less to spend a year.
Demand response sounds good, but is punishingly difficult to execute.
Proposed rules for managing energy demand could potentially lower prices and reduce blackout risk, but there are reasons to be skeptical.
First, a child must have access to a preschool in their local area, and a family willing and able to enrol them.
The promised returns on investment in preschool won't just happen. They depend on a complex chain of events, from preschool through to adulthood, involving the child and their family.
Sometimes, students and teachers have different ideas about what constitutes as cheating.
What is cheating? Sometimes, teachers and academics disagree on exactly what constitutes academic misconduct, but getting someone to proofread your work is generally considered fine.
Dedicar un 2 % de la semana a cuidar de nuestra salud es beneficioso para nuestro cuerpo, pero también lo será para el de nuestros descendientes.
Laws against ‘scandalising the court’ are intended to prevent conduct that may undermine public confidence in the courts.
Under an archaic law, people can still be punished for 'scandalising the court' or publicly criticising a judge's ruling. It's time for this law to be revisited.
Sikhumbuzo Notshe of the Stormers (L) is tackled by Waisake Naholo of the Highlanders (R) during a Super Rugby match between New Zealand’s Highlanders and South Africa’s Stormers.
Travel is commonly perceived as "the" major factor affecting a team's performance.
Barty’s break from tennis to play Big Bash League cricket has proved hugely beneficial.
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Game analysis shows the unassuming Queenslander has risen to the top through a remarkable mix of strengths: all-around flawless technique, excellent agility, and great physical and mental fortitude.
The AFL quickly aborted the deployment of Behavioural Awareness Officers to monitor unruly fans. But who should be making sure spectators don’t get out of control?
Barracking has been a colourful and controversial part of Australian Rules football since the game's inception. Now, the AFL is trying to maintain order – and fans are irate.
Junior sports clubs in Australia have policies in place for handling racial taunting and vilification, but punishments are rarely enforced.
New research has found that racial vilification is a common occurrence in junior sport in Australia – and is rarely punished when it happens.
iTunes is being replaced by three separate applications on the new iOS operating systenm.
Apple's decision to end iTunes for its new desktop operating system is an attempt to retain and regain market share from rival media platforms.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s new shadow ministry includes a few surprises, though many of the faces remain the same.
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From Bill Shorten to Kristina Keneally, our experts break down Labor's new shadow ministry – who's in, who's been promoted, and who faces the greatest challenges in their new roles
Fewer than one-quarter of young children from low-income families used preschool or childcare services in 2017.
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Australia is far from having an early childhood sector that delivers what children and families need. The government can look to these three areas to ensure access for all Australian children.
Despite a rise in feminist-themed books for children, picture books remain highly gendered overall.
Boys are scientists, girls are ballerinas - that's if girls appear at all. A recent analysis of bestselling picture books shows gender stereotypes are alive and well.
Australians can study nursing at both VET and university, but one means higher wages and more government support.
A new report argues the tertiary education sector must allow students to move more freely between VET and higher education and gain the skills they need at different times in their working lives.
Accumulated plastic debris on Direction Island.
Jennifer Lavers 2017
The entire Cocos (Keeling) Island group is a little more than twice the size of the Melbourne CBD. So it’s hard to envision 414 million debris items washed up there.
How do the major parties’ education commitments stack up?
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.