Claiming for working for home is fraught. It's safest to claim the running expenses the tax office allows. 'Occupancy expenses' are harder to justify and could cost you your capital gains tax discount.
A law to fast-track development consents is being fast-tracked itself. Before it's too late, politicians should insist on greater protection against long-term environmental damage.
On June 26, Texas’ governor ordered bars to close as COVID-19 case numbers spiked, particularly among younger adults. This Houston bar, photographed in late May,
voluntarily shut down shortly before the order after two staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Texas hospitals are filling up with new COVID-19 cases, and many of the people falling ill are young.
Navigating the neighbourhood on their own may be important for children’s health and well-being.
During the pandemic, children’s independent mobility may be more essential than ever before.
To some Americans, the figures on Mount Rushmore are patriotic leaders; to others, they’re colonizers.
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For some viewers, President Trump's July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore represented love of country. Others saw it very differently.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians accessed health care via video and mobile technology, highlighting the benefits of telehealth.
Virtual health-care services have been on the decision agenda for years, but lack of financial investment and political will has hindered progress. The pandemic has provided the impetus for action.
In the short term, South Africa has enough beds.
South Africa's public health system has been allocated R21.5 billion more for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but there's no strategy to guide how it should be used.
Human encroachment on the environment is increasing the threat of diseases like COVID-19, but spending more time in nature could also be part of the solution to this pandemic.
Female entrepreneurs in Canada have been heavily impacted by the pandemic.
As Canada responds to the pandemic, there is a risk that women who lead businesses will lose the traction they have gained on gender and diversity.
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Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
Inequality, confused responses and a disbelieving leader have all contributed to a crisis that's showing no signs of slowing down.
Is coronavirus over in some cities?
There is speculation about whether a population can achieve some sort of immunity to the virus with as little as 20% infected.
Taiwan celebrates a third week of zero cases of COVID-19 infection on April 17.
Taiwan and Iceland both deployed a cooperative strategy early on in the COVID-19 pandemic – and it's helped win public trust.
Local lockdowns in Italy and Germany have led to civil unrest. Could the same happen in the UK?
Mortality rates for COVID-19 are two to three times higher for African Americans than whites.
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COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African Americans and whites.
Many Americans find comfort in familiar fast-food meals, but they undercut local food security.
Fast-food restaurants can be comforting places, but when they saturate communities, they crowd out healthy food sources and leave residents less nourished.
Despite assurances of a sufficient and stable supply, citizens start to hoard toilet paper and other food items.
Cognitive biases often lead us to irrational behaviours such as hoarding toilet paper.
We estimate 39% of all jobs in Australia can be done from home, with men more likely to have teleworkable jobs.
The story of how many Asian garment manufacturers joined this different supply chain during the pandemic – with no help from western retail customers.
Not all government coronavirus health advice is reaching people who speak a language other than English. That's about one in five households.