By drawing on common values, faith communities can take a lead in making cities fairer, safer, accessible and affordable for all.
Whether charitable giving functions like a market is part of a broader and complex debate within the sector.
Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have.
Sometimes it’s not clear to the consumer how Google search results come about, and what they show.
The ACCC’s inquiry into digital platforms should make it easier for users to identify advertising on Google.
Lentil As Anything, a social enterprise in Melbourne.
Research shows social enterprises employ more people with disabilities, female managers and long-term unemployed than regular businesses. This will be key to a more inclusive economy.
One person’s trash is another person’s breakfast.
Sascha Kohlmann/Wikimedia Commons
Young people are taking to bins to protest food waste.
Is the rapid increase in research actually paying off?
Academics argue that increasing amounts of R&D isn't translating into greater productivity. But the problem may lay elsewhere in the economy.
Impact investors are funding programs for homeless Australians and those in poverty.
Research shows that 'impact investing' not only delivers good financial returns, but it supports a great many social and environmental programs in Australia.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
AAP Image/Jane Dempster
When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.
Comparatively little is known about the crime of filicide.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
One of the new Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft arrives on its first flight into Sydney.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Airlines want to stretch their routes even longer with non-stop flights to almost anywhere in the world.
Without medium-density housing being built in the established suburbs – the ‘missing middle’ – the goals of more compact, sustainable and equitable cities won’t be achieved.
Residents of established middle suburbs are slowly coming round to the idea, but governments and the property sector lack the capacity to deliver compact cities that are acceptable to the community.
Play activates cities and engages people, and by appropriating urban spaces it changes what these mean to people.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
APRA chair Wayne Byres says the regulator is unlikely to use its new enforcement powers.
While the government hopes its new regulation will rein in the banks, it's unlikely to do so.
Vital Signs takes stock of all the key elements of a city’s successes and challenges, and the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation uses this data to guide its grant-making.
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
A decade after Toronto produced the first Vitals Signs report, community foundations in Melbourne and other cities are using these reports' up-to-date data to inform their decisions.
Marketers are using your data to make predictions about what you’ll want, when.
This is how marketers are taking advantage of customer data to build predictive algorithms, and even tailor their products and offerings.
Tilman Ruff (back centre) and a group of ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia’s permanent mission to the UN at Geneva.
Tim Wright, ICAN
A grassroots movement with its genesis in Melbourne has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Electric cars will shake up everything from jobs to tax.
Governments racing to grab a lead in the global quest to position their countries for the car industry of the future.
A 3-kilometre-long arm of the Virgo detector at the European Gravitational Observatory.
Source: EGO-Virgo - CC-BY-SA
The 2015 discovery by the US gravitational wave observatory LIGO of a distant chirp from the death-spiral of two black holes was a tremendous intellectual, engineering and scientific achievement. Since…
Detail from a statue of the Virgin Mary cradling the body of Jesus (15th-century Slovenia). For many centuries, the pain that could accompany dying was seen as punishment for sin and ultimately redemptive.
For centuries, in Western societies, 'euthanasia' referred to a pious death, blessed by God. The pain that could accompany dying was seen as ultimately redemptive.
The popularity of the corporate campus over the past fifty years suggests the form is here to stay.