The rise in new housing in Australia is outpacing population growth.
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It's said Australia's housing affordability problem is the result of new housing stock not keeping pace with population growth. But there is actually enough housing, so why can't the poor afford it?
Bata dari jamur dapat membuat bangunan lebih tahan dan aman.
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Sekam padi dan serbuk kaca yang direkatkan dengan jamur dapat dijadikan bahan bangunan yang berpotensi menyelamatkan nyawa dan planet.
AMP Chair David Murray says it should be harder for shareholders to start class actions.
Splitting company boards and allowing employees to elect board members are just the start of the reforms needed to fix corporate governance.
Australian cannabis laws struggle to keep up with the public’s progressive stance.
Australian laws are less progressive than the Australian public's attitude to cannabis in term of decriminalisation, access to medicinal marijuana, and to some extent, full legislation.
Energy poverty is no longer restricted to a few older or low-income householders.
Energy justice is a social issue, and by leaving it up to vulnerable people to sort it out for themselves, we as a society risk making it even worse.
Social housing offers stability for those at risk of homelessness.
Social housing is important in the fight against homelessness. But we don't actually know that it helps vulnerable people in any other areas of life.
The value of sport.
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As we reach the World Cup's halfway point, we're asking: what is sport worth? On today's episode, we explore the money and diplomatic power plays lingering behind the scenes of every big tournament.
To properly consider climate risks for their business, directors need the financial expertise of accountants.
Company directors have been put on notice about their duty to consider and disclose climate change risks. And to do that properly they need to call on the expertise of accountants.
Telstra CEO has dramatically restructured the company.
The new strategy is centred on investment in 5G while making Telstra smaller and simpler. But 5G might not fill the A$3 billion hole caused by the NBN.
Fungal bricks have the potential to create safer and more sustainable buildings.
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Waste byproducts from rice and glass combined with fungus can create a construction material with the potential to save lives and the planet.
Shepparton residents are clearly disadvantaged by having far fewer daily train services to Melbourne than other regional centres.
Regional areas are expanding, and yet not enough attention is being paid to improving rail access to capital cities. This affects the liveability of the areas.
Gianni Colombo, Spazio Elastico / Elastic Space, 1966-7.
Image courtesy Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).
In a Journey to Freedom, 13 artists give expression to the experience of imprisonment. In Zero, artists are seeking to escape the past.
Bees live in complex environments, and make lots of decisions every day that are crucial for survival.
The Romans may not have had a symbol for zero, but bees understand what it means beyond just the simple assumption "there's nothing there".
In short, less advantaged students require significant additional supports, well beyond acknowledging their diverse pathways for entry into a degree program.
From 2020, ANU will require students to meet co-curricular requirements alongside ATAR. This significant policy shift is meant to improve equity of access, but won't change much.
Specialists making their fees publicly available is one way to rein in rogue practices.
Australia is the only country in the OECD that allows specialists complete freedom to set their own fees. This puts patients at risk – but the government can help protect them.
People have always shared food, but digital communications technology is driving a renaissance of food-sharing networks.
Research into food sharing in Melbourne shows these networks are highly productive and produce many benefits. But policy and the law have yet to catch up.
An oil tanker leaves Sydney Harbour.
Australia's recently announced review of its national fuel stockpiles is timely indeed. The country is almost totally reliant on oil being shipped through some of the world's most contested regions.
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How social media is beginning to shape the way the public commemorates tragedies like the Manchester attack.
An increasing proportion of Japanese adults will remain unmarried their whole lives, and should be considered full citizens rather than underperformers.
An MP from Japan's governing party recently commented that single women were a burden on the state. But many young women, and men, are rethinking the lure of married life.
Thelma Plum is one of many musicians featured in a new documentary that both celebrates the worth of women and discusses problems in the music industry.
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A new film examines the gender imbalance in Australia's music industry. The women interviewed tell some confronting stories but the documentary points to a better future.