Financial illiteracy contributed to the last financial crisis.
It's not just individuals who pay for low financial literacy. It also increases financial risks and holds back the economy.
Imagine if you could get your utility bills from one provider.
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One way to cut your household bills could be to deal with just one company for all your utility needs. With today's technology, it's an idea that's not so far fetched as it sounds.
The Swedish monarch presenting a Nobel Prize.
The Nobel Foundation
Taking a look at the likely contenders for the Memorial Prize in Economics gives us an idea of where economics is and where it is headed.
The key messages from Thursday’s COAG meeting were about co-operation and a nationally consistent approach to counter-terrorism.
National discussions about counter-terrorism strategy are welcome, but require robust follow-up if they are to improve responses to terrorism.
The status of facts and their use in politics hasn’t changed as a result of Donald Trump’s election.
In politics, alternative facts exist. And they always have.
Donald Trump has proposed a large cut in the US corporate tax rate.
Research doesn't back up calls for more corporate tax cuts. But there are areas for the government to move to spur foreign investment.
If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted.
It's better for the economy for more people to be married because of productivity and efficiency gains. This whole framework doesn't require people to be of the same or different sex.
Detail from NigeI Milsom (Australia, 1975–), Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird), 2014–15 oil on linen, 230 x 194 cm.
Reproduced courtesy of the artist and yuill|crowley, Sydney. Photo: Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Ecstasy of St Teresa is the point of departure for a new exhibition examining ecstasy in all its guises, from the sexual to the spiritual to the banal.
Megabots, coming soon to sports channels?
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US and Japanese tech companies are building fighting megabots to kicktstart what they envisage as a sporting franchise on the scale of Formula 1.
A tiny house in the backyard appeals to some as a solution that offers both affordability and sustainability.
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New research has found a marked increase in people, particularly among women over 50, who are building or want to build a tiny house. However, inflexible planning rules often stand in their way.
Puppet spectacle in Laser Beak Man.
Laser Beak Man and its superheroic puppetry will delight young and old at the Brisbane Festival.
A parliamentary committee has recommended a number of protections for whistleblowers.
We need to reform whistleblower protections if we want them to help maintain the integrity of government, business and non-profits.
Tampa residents take a rare chance for a stroll on the seabed.
Pictures of ocean bays emptied of water as Hurricane Irma moved through the Caribbean and Florida show that storm surges can move away from the coast, as well as onto it.
The Cure’s seventh studio album was an 18-track, 70-minute plus extravagance of pure theatre and dark romance.
Solar panels are integrated into a block of flats in the Viikki area of Helsinki, Finland.
Not everyone can afford to pay for solar panels up front, but local planners can help disadvantaged households overcome energy poverty in several ways.
Imported goods could be partly to blame for low wage growth.
There are two ways that international competition can reduce wages. Both are effects of globalisation.
There are times a driver should take control of any driverless car system.
The first set of ethical rules on how self-driving cars should operate have been adopted by the German government.
Business leaders in ASX categories relying on household spending, have stronger than average positive outlook on the future.
The sentiment of business leaders has remained positive and improved over the past 12 months according to our analysis.
A Grameen Bank meeting in Bangladesh.
Grameen Bank has potential to increase financial inclusion in Australia but regulation is holding it back.
Female child sex offenders are much more likely to offend against their own children.
A recent US study found one out of every five child sexual abuse cases validated by child protection had a female as the main offender of the abuse.