PNG not only wants to end the Paladin security contract on Manus Island, it’s demanding Australia find a permanent solution to the refugee crisis.
A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to 'contract out' our international obligations.
The United States’ reinstitution of punitive sanctions is causing real hardship to Iranians.
Washington's reimposition of harsh sanctions against Iran is one of the Trump administration's most irresponsible acts.
ParentsNext requires places like libraries and public pools to monitor parents' attendance at activities. This undermines their role as spaces of inclusion and support.
The first people to walk along the shores of northern Australia arrived more than 50,000 years ago.
New research shows just how many first people were needed to create a viable population in what is now Australia.
Most consumers are unaware that the Health Star Rating system is compensatory, and that one negative nutritional attribute, such as high sugar, can be cancelled out by a positive attribute like fibre.
A food heath labelling system Australia and New Zealand introduced five years ago is under review and needs a significant overhaul to make it useful for consumers looking for healthy options.
Being double jointed doesn't mean you have an extra joint – an expert in biomechanics explains what makes some people doubly bendy.
An activist scales a coal heap in Queensland to protest against Australia’s intensive fossil fuel use.
Yes, Australia's greenhouse emissions are a small part of the global total. But we're a rich, emissions-intensive country that could and should be setting a much better example to the world.
Road tested. Quantitative easing worked in the US, and can work even better here.
There's nothing unusual about quantitative easing. Our biggest mistake would be to be to wait.
Australia’s future prosperity will require bold action on a number of fronts and a deliberate commitment to careful and considered long-term thinking.
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If the right changes are made today, Australia’s living standards could be up to 36% higher in 2060. This translates into a 90% increase in average wages (in adjusted, real terms) from today.
The French film School’s Out is a masterpiece.
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A flawless French film, a Macedonian parable and a documentary following alt-right strategist Steve Bannon are three of the stand out films from this year's festival.
US singer Lady Gaga disclosed she lives with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, which affects about 2% of the population.
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People with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain all over their body. And not all treatments work for everyone.
Domino’s Paving for Pizza campaign shrewdly combines promotion of its product with meeting a public need to have potholes repaired.
Companies have an opportunity to reframe brand communications from the promotion of conspicuous consumption to becoming a regenerative force in urban economies.
Fernando Guimarâes and Brenton Spiteri in The Return of Ulysses.
If The Return of Ulysses is not Monteverdi’s most inspired creation, it is close to it. And Pinchgut Opera's premiere may have been the first time this wonderful work was presented professionally in Australia.
According to organisers, two million people marched Sunday in Hong Kong, with many shifting focus away from a controversial extradition bill to the resignation of the Beijing-backed chief executive, Carrie Lam.
Hong Kong’s protesters are galvanised by their cause, but whether they can sustain their momentum and bring about real change remains to be seen.
The most important reason for the Coalition’s victory was that Morrison was both liked and trusted by lower-educated voters, while Labor leader Bill Shorten was not.
According to election results, areas with low levels of tertiary education swung strongly to the Coalition in NSW and Queensland, helping propel Scott Morrison to victory.
Albanese said the ALP as an organisation had the right to determine who joined.
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Albanese last week had Setka suspended from the party and will move for his expulsion when its national executive meets on July 5.
There is an ongoing, low intensity cyber conflict between nation states that involves attacks and counter-attacks on critical infrastructure like power grids.
Our increasing connectivity and reliance on information technology is a vulnerability being targeted by two key threats: cyber attacks and the subversion of our democratic institutions.
Rooftop solar has boomed, but soalr panels only last about 20 years. What happens to the waste?
Australia urgently needs to prepare for a coming tsunami of solar panel and battery waste.
Three decades of behavioural experiments show consumers given too many choices are more likely to make a bad or no choice.
Energy companies and other retailers bamboozle us with options to increase their profits. Here's how the behavioural phenomenon of choice overload works.