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.
FEED me, Seymour!
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.
The author in his vegetable patch.
For poet John Kinsella, veganism is an ethics of commitment. Living as a vegan, he writes, is not a holier-than-thou situation, but a move towards being more respectful of life.
Because ‘buy now, pay later’ companies are not regulated under the National Credit Act, Afterpay is not legally required to observe responsible lending obligations.
By not charging interest, Afterpay and other 'buy now, pay later' providers avoid the rules of national consumer credit law.
There’s not only one correct sitting posture. Mixing it up is the best thing to do.
Contrary to what you might think, there's not one right way to sit. According to the principles of ergonomics, there are three good options.
Policies focused on ownership do little to help lower-income households that are struggling to pay the rent.
The policy focus remains on home ownership, but a new survey shows slight improvements in affordability do little to help people on low incomes. Their plight calls for better social housing policy.