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Labour’s fourth ‘well-being budget’ still comes up short on the well-being of women

Only by requiring state agencies to budget and plan for gender equity can genuine well-being be achieved for New Zealand’s women.
Labor’s Anthony Albanese (left) is leading Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison in polls ahead of Australia’s election on May 21. Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo

Australian election: how the country’s political landscape is shifting – podcast

Australians head to the polls in federal elections on May 21. Your guide to what’s at stake. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Sand blown by wind into ripples within Victoria Crater at Meridiani Planum on Mars, as photographed by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on October 3, 2006. NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Cornell/Ohio State University

What’s it like to be on Venus or Pluto? We studied their sand dunes and found some clues

There are many bodies in the solar system we can’t easily access. But observations of their winds and sediments reveal a surprising amount.

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