After a long and tedious campaign, leaders fight over the remaining undecided voters.
The share of the population in work has hit an all-time high as the share of the workforce underemployed has hit a 14-year low. The fresh low in unemployment will bring higher interest rates, and perhaps higher wages.
The problem of insecure employment for academics came to a head during the pandemic. The neglect of this issue is eroding our intellectual capital along with education and employment opportunities.
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What kind of evidence would we really need, before we could reasonably conclude alien contact had been made?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to parliament via video link from COVID isolation during budget day.
Only by requiring state agencies to budget and plan for gender equity can genuine well-being be achieved for New Zealand’s women.
Australia’s policies prevent the necessary action to not only address cities’ contribution to climate change, but also to protect cities from its impacts.
The latest data shows early access to super in the pandemic widened the retirement savings gap between men and women. Housing affordability is a serious problem, but depleting super isn’t the answer.
With the right training, dogs can sniff out more than 90% of COVID cases.
Whoever forms Australia’s next government must work to reverse declining public trust in our institutions and leaders.
Ukraine’s sea port of Mariupol, blockaded and now fallen to Russian forces.
Ukraine is one of the world’s breadbaskets, but exports have been blockaded by Russia. Despite grave potential consequences in famine-prone countries, international law is largely silent.
Labor’s Anthony Albanese (left) is leading Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison in polls ahead of Australia’s election on May 21.
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Australians head to the polls in federal elections on May 21. Your guide to what’s at stake. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
We modelled the impact small reductions in transmission would have on COVID deaths. We found a 20% drop could save the lives of 500 Victorians this year, or 2,000 people nationally.
Have you ever noticed tiredness and illness can make us feel close to the verge of tears? Here’s what’s happening in the brain.
Josh Gorringe at the Debney Peace site in 2019.
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The Debney Peace, negotiated over a 5-day ceremony on Mithaka Country, is nationally significant to 21st century Australia.
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.
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There are many bodies in the solar system we can’t easily access. But observations of their winds and sediments reveal a surprising amount.
A new study has found in those with cognitive decline, memory can be improved by treating sleep apnoea.
Voters line up to vote at South Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.
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Our new analysis shows Indigenous voters could play a decisive role in 15 marginal seats – including key battlegrounds in urban and regional Queensland, as well as NSW, WA and Tasmania.
An archaic law means many people with disability are not allowed to vote. Other countries are changing their rules and so should Australia.
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One of the recommendations from the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice to parliament, enshrined in the Constitution. This would ensure First Nations…
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There are some concerns of human-to-human transmission.