Scott Morrison talked about first home buyers during the election campaign, but had little to say about social housing.
The Morrison government, having added a housing minister to its ranks, needs to recognise housing as having more than just economic value. Its impact on our ability to give and receive care is critical.
Melbourne’s water supplies are running low after years of drought.
Water in Sydney is far cheaper than in Melbourne, and residents take full advantage of it.
Life online is still life, but with extra challenges.
Nearly half of teens say the effect of social media is neither positive nor negative on them; it is just life as they know it. So let's support them through the highs and lows.
Banyak warga muslim Australia yang hidup dengan diabetes.
Bulan suci Ramadan dapat menjadi tantangan tersendiri bagi umat muslim dengan diabetes tipe 2 yang ingin berpuasa.
Our experts take a closer look at what’s in store for the country in five key policy areas: health, tax, education, infrastructure and the environment.
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Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?
A recent poll showed seven out of ten South Australian voters are against drilling in the Great Australian Bight.
It would take 17 days to respond to an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight. And that's the best-case scenario.
Visually expressing painful memories and feelings can help let things go.
Creative arts therapies allow people with dementia to express joy and sadness through painting, dance, music and drama.
Gardeners use water crystals to drought-proof their plants.
Water crystals help drought-proof plants. But these tiny polymers are leaving gardeners concerned.
The experience that babies get from eavesdropping on their mother’s conversations in utero helps their brain tune into the language that they will learn to speak once they are born.
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Using a sing song voice helps babies tell the difference between words like 'mummy' or 'daddy'.
Many Muslim Australians currently live with diabetes.
The holy month of Ramadan begins on Sunday night. This can present a challenge for Muslim people with type 2 diabetes who want to fast but can't necessarily do so safely.
Political scientist Andy Marks says: ‘I’d suggest the momentum is with Labor and it hasn’t substantially shifted’.
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‘Labor will win this election. I think that’s virtually unquestionable’: political scientist Andy Marks on #AusVotes2019 and the key issues in NSW.
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We are but a few weeks from a federal election, and the way the political wind is blowing may depend on what state you're in.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to be overweight or obese. But it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight while young than wait until later to shift the kilos.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
When you’re constipated, you have hard or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass.
Constipation can occur when there's a delay in digested food passing through your body and being expelled. It can also happen when your poo is too hard, often because it doesn't contain enough water.
It wasn’t okay to touch people inappropriately in the 1970s and 80s, and it still isn’t now.
A WA police officer was recently found not guilty of indecent assault after pinching a woman's backside, because he did it for laughs.
Huit verre, deux litres…
Nous avons tous entendu dire que nous devrions boire huit verres d'eau par jour, mais d'où vient ce conseil, et est-il périmé ?
Women in sports administration can be grilled about their ability to balance work and family responsibilities.
Women represent just 22% of board chairs and 13% of CEOs across more than 60 Australian sporting organisations.
The Morrison government’s packaging of a bundle of roads spending as “urban congestion” measures is an acknowledgement that transport planning has been inadequate.
The focus on roads reflects the fact that this infrastructure program lags well behind the growth of our biggest cities, resulting in less-than-ideal transport patterns.
Mosques like the one in Lakemba, Sydney, were among the few places of belonging where Muslims could feel safe from Islamophobia.
Muslims need places where they feel safe from Islamophobia. And being made to feel unwelcome has lasting impacts – Muslims still avoid Cronulla beach, the scene of anti-Muslim riots in 2005.
Many younger people are politically engaged. We saw this in the recent student-led protests on climate change policy.
People under 18 can leave school, get a job, drive a car and pay taxes. Should they be allowed to vote too?
As climate change threatens Australian trees, it’s important to identify which are at risk.
Climate extremes are killing Australian trees, but we don't know where they're dying. Scientists are asking the public to use their phones to help.