Recent figures show that women are adversely effected by the 2017 federal budget.
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The 2017 budget contains initiatives that help alleviate some of the worst aspects of its predecessors. However, it doesn't radically turn things around for women.
Even though Sydney’s population growth (at 14%) is below the average across all capital cities, its housing supply failed to match this growth.
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Data on housing supply in Australia's capital shows that while it's increasing in areas with lots of jobs, house prices are too high for those who might want to move for work.
Unless the demand pressures are eased, first home buyers are still likely to be crowded out of the market.
The budget acknowledges the crisis of affordability for first home buyers, but fails to do enough about demand pressures on prices to put home ownership back within their reach.
With the 2017 Federal Budget release fast approaching, take a look back at the spending patterns of previous Australian governments.
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Total government spending has increased over time. But the pressure on the budget under a Turnbull government is more acute now than ever before, because spending is outpacing revenue.
With so many choices for coffee, it’s hard to know which is the environmentally healthy option.
Your cup of coffee might cost the world more than you think, but a little knowledge goes a long way if you want to make an eco-friendly choice.
Diverse bushland and wetlands in urban areas contribute to the health and wellbeing of all residents.
Urban bushland has health benefits beyond being a great place to go for a walk. Planners need to consider these when making decisions about the future of our cities.
DaddyOFive parents Mike and Heather Martin issue an apology for their prank videos.
As the case of US YouTube channel DaddyOFive shows, there's a fine line between pranking your kids and exploitation.
13 Reasons Why is the story of high-school student Hannah, who took her own life and left 13 tapes explaining why.
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While there are some some safety concerns about watching the show, 13 Reasons Why raises many issues relevant to adolescents – and we should learn from them.
More than 6,000 passengers have travelled on the RAC’s driverless electric shuttle bus during a recent trial in South Perth.
There's every chance that, if mismanaged, driverless vehicle technologies will entrench the ills of car dependency.
After years of low interest rates, economic growth is back.
After years of deflation and disinflation, the economy is "reflating". But it might not last.
Western Australia’s largest private solar array covers the roof of this food distribution centre in Perth’s south.
Despite its name, the National Electricity Market doesn't reach WA. But those charged with guiding the eastern states' energy transition should look west once in a while.
Governments alone cannot bridge the gaps and support affordable housing for seniors.
Any significant decline in home ownership or equity in a home impacts higher care needs: older people will not have an asset to sell to fund the bonds required to enter aged care accommodation.
Peter Lyndon-James turned his life around and went on to establish a private rehabilitation service in Perth.
Shalom House calls itself the 'strictest drug rehabilitation centre in the country' but evidence of its so-called success is anecdotal at best.
Military strikes against a Syrian airforce base mark Donald Trump’s first big foreign policy test as president.
The US military's attack on a Syrian airforce base sets a worrying precedent of brashness and uncertainty in how the Trump administration may handle future crises in international relations.
Manufacturing is expanding around the world
There's good news from manufacturers around the world, and this should feed into economic growth.
Politicised projects that steamroll proper process are giving transport planning a bad name.
Politicised transport projects that flout proper process lead to hostility between residents and governments, and give planners a bad name.
Housing has become a central pillar of our welfare system.
Housing has become integral to our welfare system, so even governments can't afford for prices to decline.
Women and early career academics are more likely to take up these teaching-only roles.
Teaching-only positions are perceived as second class, with few opportunities for research or career progression.
It is an attractive proposition to say we would gain significant efficiencies if there were a limited number of major providers of government-funded human services.
If we continue to base our views of the charity sector on incorrect assumptions and perceptions we run the risk of doing considerable damage to a national asset.
Mark McGowan can confidently put his ideas into action after Labor’s landslide victory.
The appointment of Western Australia's first minister for Asian engagement shows the new state government understands how deeply embedded the state’s interests are in the Asian neighbourhood.