Just think of it as a battery that can also take you to the shops.
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By boosting the demand for energy from the grid, electric cars could help create an incentive for more renewable energy investment, while smoothing over issues with supply and demand.
Parents are recycling large amounts of housing wealth to the next generation through intergenerational transfers.
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Those whose parents own a home are able to take advantage of a wider set of opportunities than others.
Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan on the campaign trail.
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In the lead up to the state election, Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said WA has the highest unemployment rate in Australia. Is that correct?
Scott Morrison has recently broadened the range of affordable housing policy options he’s considering, and moving beyond simplistic supply-side solutions would be a positive development.
The housing supply solution our leaders are advocating will only work if affordability is simply a problem of supply. In fact, Australia is almost a world leader in rates of new housing production.
More than A$72 billion has been paid in dividends in 2016-17.
Rather than lifting investment, Australian businesses have chosen to return cash to shareholders in the form of record dividends and share buybacks.
A large proportion of incarcerated women are there for violent offences.
The majority of women in prison have committed minor, non-violent crimes. But a large number have committed violent offences such as assault, homicide and robbery.
A polarising election issue in Western Australia, the Roe 8 project illustrates the need for better and more democratic decision-making.
One reason Perth's Roe 8 project is the subject of passionate protests is that it's a case of a government asserting power over people rather than exercising power with local communities.
Children sit at a makeshift camp for internally displaced people in Houdhieda, Yemen.
In Yemen, the civil conflict will likely drag on in a stalemate between the Houthi movement in the north and the Hadi government…
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will likely intensify the Washington charm offensive and continue to stress Saudi Arabia’s indispensability to regional security and terrorism matters.
This year will continue to be a period of great uncertainty in Saudi Arabia. After a deterioration of relations with the United States under President Obama, the kingdom will be focused on strengthening…
Helen Britton in her studio in 2015.
An internationally renowned jeweller, now based in Germany, Helen Britton is inspired by the landforms of Western Australia. A new exhibition of her work is captivating.
Fencing goes up along the route of the Roe 8 highway construction project in Perth.
Perth's Roe 8 project illustrates all that is wrong with how we are planning and managing infrastructure in our cities.
Police seized 200kg of methamphetamine during a drug bust in Perth, Western Australia, in May 2016.
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West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said his state has the "worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country". We asked the experts to check the evidence.
Ice Wars invokes fear and stigma - both of which are very unhelpful in battling drug dependence.
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Without doubt, crystal methamphetamine, like many drugs (including alcohol) is capable of causing immense harm. But when facts are distorted to create fear and stigma it helps no one.
Australia’s universities are great at green innovation, but not so good at going low-carbon themselves.
University research has shown us how urgently we need to reduce greenhouse emissions. Yet only three Australian universities have followed through by committing unequivocally to cutting carbon.
Science fiction has already explored the theme of robot rights, such as the film Bicentennial Man.
The European Union is currently debating the legal status of intelligent robots, and whether they ought to be given a new classification of 'electronic persons'.
Some professional players find it difficult to change their routine to adjust to other careers when they retire.
Research shows there are some common struggles among those who retire from being professional athletes but players can be successful in careers after sport.
If ADHD is a neurobiological disorder, a child’s birthdate or gender should have no bearing on their chances of being diagnosed.
New research has found the youngest children in West Australian primary school classes are twice as likely as their oldest classmates to receive medication for ADHD.
There is often more than one factor at play when a student drops out of a university course.
Lower completion rates for rural and remote universities are not necessarily a reflection on the quality of the educational experience they provide, but reflect the demographics of their students.
How will it fit in? Every new development should consider the existing neighbourhood character.
The Melbourne suburb of Richmond is prime inner-city real estate, but the community is paying a price for redevelopment that jars with the existing neighbourhood.
A still image from Orbital Venus.
An Australian virtual reality work premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this week takes the viewer on a wild ride through space.