The Financial Services Royal Commission has exposed some irresponsible lending by Australia’s biggest banks.
The financial institutions fronting the Financial Services Royal Commission are also the ones controlling mortgages, so will an expose of their dealings push property prices down?
Ken Henry, John Howard and Joe Hockey have all attempted to reform Australia’s tax system.
There's never been a better time for tax reform. But as governments have tried (and stumbled) over the years the burden has shifted to individual taxpayers and the latest budget looks no different.
These are already 100% recyclable - the trick is to actually recycle them.
Under a new target, 100% of Australian packaging will be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025. But this is not enough - we also need to ensure that recyclable materials are actually recycled.
In alcohol or drug rehabilitation, much of the day is spent in either group or individual therapy.
There are many good private alcohol and drug treatment providers, but lack of regulation means some unethical practices are being uncovered. Here's what you should know about treatment.
InSight aims to figure out just how tectonically active Mars is, and how often meteorites impact it.
What is Mars made of? We hear from a scientist who will be part of the team analysing 'marsquake' seismic data and orbital imagery from the InSight mission to the red planet.
The warming of the outside of the ice cube happens faster than the warming of the inside, causing it to crack.
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Water is one of very few chemicals that is found as a liquid, solid and gas at any time on Earth. These three states of water help explain why ice makes a cracking sound when water is poured over it.
I love to go a-wandering.
Four out of five experts say walking is enough exercise.
Many of the harms associated with cannabis use are to do with its illegality.
There are health risks associated with cannabis use, but there's no evidence use will increase if it's legalised.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, and arts and recreation services are much more precarious for their employees.
Despite relatively stable and low levels of unemployment, workers are increasingly concerned that their jobs are at risk.
Reading aloud to children can encourage a love of reading.
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.
Removing expiry dates should increase sales and give consumers more flexibility, but it could also increase costs.
Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop announce the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.
Australia has joined its allies in expelling Russian diplomats as retaliation for a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian agent and his daughter. But the action is unlikely to trouble Russia.
The report examined housing affordability in Perth through individual transaction records over a six year sample period.
A new report shows building smaller houses as opposed to apartments in city fringes could provide more affordable housing.
A boobook enjoys its vantage point, courtesy of humans.
From falcons that hunt by the light of skyscrapers, to bears that sit in wait at weirs, animals are using human structures to help them catch a meal.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
The Financial Services Royal Commission has heard of irresponsible lending to elderly Australians.
In a period of declining housing affordability and precarious employment, older people are sitting on a "nest egg".
It isn’t helpful to jump to conclusions about child sexual abuse.
Young people in remote Aboriginal communities have high rates of STIs for a number of reasons, including inconsistent condom use and poor access to health services.
The argument that stronger supply will deliver more affordable housing isn’t borne out in areas where new unit and apartment construction is booming.
The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.
British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking in 2014.
Stephen Hawking inspired people with his work on black holes and other mysteries of the universe. Many were quick to pay tribute to the theoretical physicist who died today in the UK, aged 76.
The language that you speak may affect your approach to climate change.
Research suggests that speakers of "present-tensed" languages such as German and Finnish - in which the future can be describe in the present tense - are more likely to support stronger climate policies.