Single parents have been made worse off by the Howard, Rudd, Gillard, Abbott and Turnbull governments. It’s time to take stock.
Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.
Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter in 1975’s Rocky Horror Show.
The Rocky Horror Show and its star, Frank-N-Furter, debuted in 1973. His character owes much to older performance traditions.
Places at the table: the G20 is adept at harnessing the commitment and resources of other international organisations to its own agenda.
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The G20's power comes from its members, but also vital is its informal structure and close working relationship with other international organisations.
A tribute to those lost from the community, people march with We Will Not Rest #UntilWe'reSafe t-shirts during Toronto Pride parade on June 24, 2018. Many feel the recent killings in Toronto might have received more attention had the victims not been homosexuals or racialized men.
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The murder investigation of missing gay men in Toronto has raised questions of inequalities. A long view of police relationships with LGBTQ communities in Canada show that much progress has been made.
Leaders pose for the official G20 family photo at their 2014 summit in Brisbane.
All talk, no action? The G20 turns out to be a surprisingly productive international exercise.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui of Shenzhen claims he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies.
We don't know anything about the health of the baby girls who are reported to have been born. But it's clear scientists around the world are shocked.
Success with conservation of Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-Cockatoos can now be compared with other bird conservation efforts around the country.
New research has shown how to measure conservation progress for Australia's 238 endangered bird species
Forest remains after bushfire, Icy Creek Victoria, 1939.
We should remember past disasters - such as the 1939 Black Friday bushfires in which 71 people died - and learn from them.
China’s rising influence in the region has alarmed many defence experts. But the question remains: would Australia ever need to fight China on its own?
Australia committed A$195 billion to defence spending in 2016, but many now believe this is insufficient with China's rising influence in the region.
Trans porn star Korra Del Rio camming from her room in Las Vegas.
With pirated and amateur pornography widely available online, porn no longer provides a steady income for many working in the adult industry.
Malcolm Turnbull was the latest prime minister to be ousted before the end of his term in August, 2018.
With John Howard in 2004-7 the last prime minister to serve a full term, it may seem Australia has sunk into a long rein of political instability. But that is not necessarily the case.
Botswana’s elephants are officially an economic asset.
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At an international summit in Egypt this month, nations will hopefully make progress towards recognising the economic value of wildlife and other environmental assets.
Clearfell logging in the Thomson Catchment with the Thomson Reservoir in the background.
Logging in the Thomson Catchment could reduce water supply by the equivalent of 600,000 people by 2050.
Australia’s head of state Queen Elizabeth is aged 92. Source: Treasury.
Labor says if it wins office at the upcoming federal election, in its first term it will offer Australians a chance to vote to become a republic – but in a two-step voting process.
Studies consistently show mental health does not in and of itself lead to violent behaviour.
Not all terrorist incidents have mental illness as a causal factor, and most violent acts are committed by people without a mental illness.
At least in the movies, Superman is getting less productive. We are scarcely any more productive than we were two years ago, and it is weighing on wages.
In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
Voting is not compulsory in New Caledonia, but nonetheless 80.63% turned out to vote in the independence referendum.
The loyalists won the referendum vote this time, but the result was close enough to give hope to pro-independence supporters for votes in 2020 and 2022.
It pays to pay attention to small changes. They end up determining what works.
Big social and economic reforms are rare. What's much more common is tinkering. It happens all the time and shapes the big changes when they come.
Le vote du 4 novembre intervient trente ans après la signature des accords de Matignon.
La présence française apparaît désormais souhaitable aux yeux des États du Pacifique, notamment pour l’Australie, pour contrebalancer une Chine qui monte en puissance.
The referendum is part of an ongoing reconciliation process following violent protests by indigenous Kanak residents in the 1980s.
Thirty years after deadly protests erupted in Australia's close neighbour, New Caledonians head to the polls again to vote on whether to remain a part of France.