Robo-debt letters may not be just, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are illegal.
Robodebt isn't slowing down, and its being augmented with other ways of belittling beneficiaries.
Drug testing risks further marginalising welfare recipients.
There's no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can't distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
The aftermath of a bushfire at Holsworthy, New South Wales.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a fire tears through a landscape. So what is it in bushfires that gives plants this kiss of life?
NAPLAN’s numeracy testing is not at the same level as the mathematics curriculum students are studying.
The questions in the NAPLAN numeracy tests are often years behind the level of mathematics students following the curriculum are studying that year.
Increasing numbers of older Australians face a harder time paying the bills when they retire because they’ll still be paying off a mortgage or renting a home.
People over 65 who still have a mortgage or are renting are projected to double in number by 2031. The trend is likely to hit government budgets and leave more retirees in poverty.
‘I left the cinema pondering the confusing range of emotions and responses I had.’
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Reservoir Dogs came out in 1992. 25 years later, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is being released in a very different world. So how does the filmmaker, and his films, stack up today?
Shared houses work well for 82% of people living in them in their early 20s, but only 25% see this as a long-term option.
The housing aspirations of young Australians change as they enter their late 20s and early 30s. But having somewhere safe and secure to call home is the top priority for all young adults.
Older Australians aspire to the security of owning their own home, but prefer smaller houses in their later years.
Most older Australians want to live in a home they own, preferably in the middle and outer suburbs of a city. But increasing numbers look unlikely to realise their housing aspirations.
Getting older? If you grunt when you bend over, you’re not alone.
Is grunting a sign that we’re ageing fast? Or is it just one of those things that come with the middle years, like reading glasses, greying hair and 'dad jokes'?
Having more money now means less money, and more dependence, later.
Making super voluntary for low earners, as proposed by a Liberal senator would leave more women vulnerable in old age.
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Albany pitcher plants are more closely related to cabbages and roses than any other carnivorous plant.
Anda dapat melihat pola melingkar pada permukaan bulan, ketika meihatnya dari Bumi.
Misi Apollo ke Bulan membantu kita memahami asal dari kawah di bulan, dan di sini, di Bumi.
The whaterwheel plant can snap up its prey in milliseconds.
Waterwheel plants use snap up mosquito larvae, tiny fish and even tadpoles in freshwater wetlands around the world – including remote parts of north Australia.
Today, we’re asking two astrophysicists and a planetary scientist: what’s the likelihood we’ll be living on Mars or the Moon in future?
What’s the next ‘giant leap’ for humankind in space? We asked 3 space experts.
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What's the next thing that will blow us away or bring us together the way the Moon landing did in 1969? Moon mining? Alien contact? Retirement on Mars? Three space experts share their predictions.
Look at the circular patterns on the Moon’s surface, as seen from Earth.
The Apollo missions to the Moon helped our understanding of the cosmic origin of craters on our lunar neighbour, and here on Earth.
“Churning” out of and back in to home ownership is becoming common. We haven’t caught up.
Whether you owned a home or not used to be straightforward. The boundaries are becoming permeable.
Anna McGahan as Charmian Clift in Sue Smith’s play Hydra. Long overshadowed by her husband George Johnston, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Clift’s life and work.
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Fifty years after her death, Australian writer Charmian Clift is experiencing a renaissance. With her forward-thinking columns, Clift's voice rose above the crowd during post-war Australia.
Festival goers bring their phones. So why not use them to receive tweets about high-dose drugs in circulation, as the UK is doing?
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There are many ways to reduce harm from drugs at music festivals beyond the much publicised pill testing. Here's what else we can do.
Est-ce que marcher dispense de faire du sport ?
Les bénéfices pour la santé du sport et de l’exercice physique sont désormais largement démontrés. Mais la marche permet-elle d’obtenir les mêmes avantages ?
Half a million Australians aged 50 and over lost their homes in the first decade of this century.
47% of Australians aged 55-64 have mortgage debt, up from 14% in 1990.