The Productivity Commission has released a report of its review of a national agreement on the skills workforce and the VET sector.
Lochiel Park in South Australia has demonstrated the benefits of building homes to a higher standard – a minimum 7.5-star rating in this case.
There has never been a better time for public money to go into improving the performance of Australian housing. We could have cut household bills and emissions, as well as saving construction jobs.
Concert halls may slowly be able to reopen – but difficulties will remain.
The fate of a Queensland mine extension could be sealed today with a ruling on the ongoing case by Australia's highest court.
A protester raises a fist in New York’s Washington Square Park during a June 2, 2020 demonstration.
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Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
Since the coronavirus crisis, the government has seldom been so busy - however, it is worth giving a thought to what's been shoved aside.
Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators shooting tear gas next to St. John’s Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020 in Washington D.C., during a protest over the death of George Floyd.
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The chemical weapon, tear gas, was used in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Orlando and several other cities to control crowds protesting the death of George Floyd. But what is it? Does it cause harm?
There's now a 95% chance COVID-19 has been eliminated in NZ, according to our modelling. But as NZ prepares to remove limits on large gatherings, it increases the risk of a very large new outbreak.
Under a new national security test the foreign investment review board will have to be notified by foreign investors hoping to secure a 'sensitive national security business.
It'll have to fund tens of thousands of homes that were going to be built anyway before it creates a single extra house.
Now that we are gradually emerging from lockdown, we don't have to return to our old rushed way of living.
Mourning in Minneapolis: Terrence Floyd at a vigil for his brother George Floyd on the spot where he died in police custody.
By filming everyday acts of racism, today's Black Lives Matters activists are using an old strategy in a new media age.
A ghost light shines at the Theatre Royal in Sydney.
COVID-19 has shown up a mind-bending contradiction. On one hand, the arts are entwined with our daily lives. Yet culture has disappeared from federal policy. Something has gone fundamentally wrong.
Much of what we now think is obvious about politics and economics was worked out by Alberto Alesina.
Melbourne Sky Park, between the CBD grid and Docklands precinct.
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The release of a roadmap for green roofs, walls and facades in Australia can help our cities catch up with the world leaders in urban greening.
Burping is a normal way for the body to release swallowed air, and often happens after eating or drinking fizzy drinks!
Michelle Grattan talks with David Gruen, the Australian Statistician and ABS head, about the need for real-time data during the pandemic
If you're itching to get back to the gym when it re-opens, here's what you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Australia has suffered far less death and disease from COVID-19 than other similar countries. But given the hesitant start and the Ruby Princess debacle, we could have done even better.
People taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus may be more likely to die, according to new research. But that doesn't mean the drug is killing them.