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Junior sports clubs in Australia have policies in place for handling racial taunting and vilification, but punishments are rarely enforced. David Crosling/AAP

Racial abuse is rife in junior sports – and little is being done to address it

New research has found that racial vilification is a common occurrence in junior sport in Australia – and is rarely punished when it happens.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s new shadow ministry includes a few surprises, though many of the faces remain the same. The Conversation / AAP Images

Infographic: who’s who in Labor’s shadow ministry

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
Australians can study nursing at both VET and university, but one means higher wages and more government support. from shutterstock.com

Fewer Australians will have uni or TAFE skills if governments don’t reform tertiary education

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.
There’s good evidence drinking coffee before exercise can marginally improve your performance. From shutterstock.com

Health check: can caffeine improve your exercise performance?

Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there's evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.
Australia is making significant strides in early childhood education, but we need more commitment if we’re to meet the evidence. from shutterstock.com

Both major parties are finally talking about the importance of preschool – here’s why it matters

Investing in early childhood education and care can save more money in the long run – in areas including health care – than dealing with these issues later in life.
A simpler company tax system would collect more and could fund a lower rate. Shutterstock

Here’s a long-term budget fix that would boost investment: replace company tax with cashflow tax

The budget looks good, for now. But the surge in taxable profits will subside as companies find ways to shift profits offshore. We've come up a better way to tax onshore what happens onshore.

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