Many who represent themselves in court fail to make it through the process, have their case dismissed or lose what otherwise would have been a winning case.
Shattered by powerful back-to-back earthquakes, Mexico is facing daunting damages across six states. Now Chiapas and Oaxaca, the country's two poorest states, which were hit first, fear neglect.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
Despite decades of economic growth and recent declines in income inequality, Australians are less financially resilient.
The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows inequality declining slightly as overall incomes stagnate.
There are two common medications that prevent preterm birth – and poor black women often can't access either one.
Inequality is bad for all Indonesians, including the middle and upper classes, because it causes more violence, more people with mental illness and less chance for us to better our lives.
The notion that obesity mostly afflicts the poor is a misconception.
Landmark dental findings are likely to be the tip of an iceberg.
Inequality was the hot button issue at the triennial meeting of the world's top economists.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Michael de Percy discuss the week in politics.
The minimum wage may be adequate for some low-paid workers – but this is clearly not the case for the woefully inadequate Newstart Allowance.
Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. New rules are aimed at protecting these children, but the real solution may lie in free meals for all.
A Labor government's attack on the successful would lead to an exit from Australia, Mathias Cormann has claimed.
Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
Making self-interest seem normal and a commitment to fairness an elite aberration has been a long-term project.
For colleges and universities that lack the multi-billion-dollar endowments of schools like Harvard, the mere threat of legal action may be enough to put an end to race-conscious admissions policies.
Inequality of opportunities accounts for roughly 8% of income inequality in Australia.
We should be wary of simplified and sweeping explanations about the scope for potential social and political reforms the middle classes can promote.