People who have a financial shock are at greater risk of depression and a raft of other physical and mental health issues.
Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt. Here's what the research says.
Those born between 1941 and 1950, show an increase in average incomes between 1995-96 and 2005-06, and then a decline as they enter retirement.
When it comes to incomes, millennials in Australia haven't fallen behind.
Chinese exports to the US grew 14.8% on an annualised basis, but it’s not expected to last.
Chinese exports to the US grew rapidly during the quarter, but it could be a very different picture next time around.
Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much.
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Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much. It's much more effective if we don't have schools with high concentrations of poverty and disadvantage.
Popular sitcoms like Modern Family avoid reflecting on wider economic realities: Roseanne has filled a void.
When it debuted in 1988, Roseanne was a breath of fresh air against the conservative middle class family sitcoms then on air. Its reboot in 2018 feels just as relevant.
Civil war has raged in Syria for seven years.
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If states are permitted to determine when force is warranted, outside the existing legal framework, the legitimacy of that framework may be fatally undermined.
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Essays on Air: can art really make a difference?
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Art has always depicted the crimes of our times throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Can we really expect it to truly make a difference in the real world?
Tel Aviv has a reputation as a “non-stop city” but is also known for its local government’s use of smart technology to listen to and respond to residents’ needs and concerns.
To be a smart city is to know what your people want and need. And smart city leaders make sure residents can tell them by using technology to maintain a constant two-way flow of information.
The quest for scientific evidence can trace its roots back to the classic masters of rhetoric.
What we regard today as scientific evidence can trace its roots back to the ancient art of persuasion.
The greenest option might be to get a disposable bottle but never dispose of it.
We all know that tap water is better than buying bottled water, from an environmental standpoint at least. But what should you drink it out of? A single-use bottle, used multiple times, might be best.
In light of what is coming out the government should be ashamed of its past performance.
Just why the government was so keen to shield an industry where wrongdoing had been obvious is not entirely clear.
Angry customers want bankers to face jail time, but better banking practices are just as important.
It seems ASIC and the Director of Public Prosecutions will have no lack of evidence to pursue civil penalties and criminal cases. The bigger issue is what charges to go with.
It’s never too early – or too late – to start talking to your children about how to protect their data from people who might misuse it.
Parents should inform themselves, and review their and their children's privacy settings.
The amount of landfill in Australia is expected to rise since China is no longer buying our recycling waste. But there are easy solutions to this big problem.
Ipswich Council has stopped recycling and it's likely that others around Australia will follow suit.
Offshore detainees suffer deliberately inflicted harm from their incarceration.
The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
Media reports have linked baby wipes to childhood allergies but there is no cause for concern.
Reports that a study found baby wipes to be a contributor to childhood allergies were plain wrong. The study didn't test baby wipes, and was done in mice.
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9.
The new planet-hunting telescope TESS was successfully launched today by NASA, and Australia will play a key role in checking out any new worlds it discovers.
There is a rich tradition of trees in mythology.
From the Thirteen-Storey Treehouse to the Magic Faraway Tree, kids loves treehouses. These books tap into a rich tradition of mythology, which takes characters into forests to come to terms with life.
Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, has criticised the lack of diversity in Australian business leaders.
Some leadership attributes, like being trustworthy or encouraging, are viewed the same way in all cultures but there are other traits that only spell leadership to people of Anglo-Celtic backgrounds.
Sydney’s WestConnex is being constructed as a “high priority” project, despite its business case failing to meet Infrastructure Australia’s stated requirements.
Analysis of the business cases for three of the biggest projects deemed "high priority" by Infrastructure Australia raises questions about the process.
Israel Folau’s recent comments are the latest in a string of homophobic and transphobic incidents in Australian sport.
Wallaby and Waratahs player Israel Folau's recent comments about gay people are just one example of the homophobia in Australian sport. Recent research suggests the problem is widespread.
Google’s Project Loon uses high altitude navigable balloons to deliver internet to rural and remote areas.
Tech companies such as SpaceX, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are competing to bring internet to areas without access in the developing world. And that's a problem.
Staghorn and tabular corals suffered mass die-offs, robbing many individual reefs of their characteristic shapes.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Mia Hoogenboom
The 2016 bleaching event resulted in 30% mortality on the Great Barrier Reef, with many corals dying of the heat before they bleached and the loss of branching corals creating less complex reef structure.
Jia Baoyu, the protagonist of Dream of the Red Chamber, as drawn by Gai Qi, 1879.
Dream of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin, follows the travails of a pubescent boy. Somehow, through the spats, crushes and rivalries of a handful of teenagers, the great questions of the human condition are broached.
Screening and monitoring can catch precancerous cells before they turn into cancer.
A diagnosis of precancerous cells isn't a cause for panic, but it does mean you should keep a close eye on your health.