The Federal Court of Australia has rejected the notion workers can be employed as 'permanent casuals'.
Australia has far more anti-dumping measures in place against China than any other country, and it is not likely to give them up.
Life and death in tropical Australia, 40,000 years ago. Giant reptiles ruled northern Australia during the Pleistocene with mega-marsupials as their prey.
Image Credit: R. Bargiel, V. Konstantinov, A. Atuchin & S. Hocknull (2020). Queensland Museum.
These megafauna were the largest land animals to live in Australia since the time of the dinosaurs.
Only 51% of survey participants said they supported linking the number of COVIDSafe app downloads with an easing of lockdown restrictions.
Emotions and feelings can be thought of as judgments: considered responses to what is happening.
A new report counts the social costs of pharmaceutical opioid misuse and illegal opioid use in Australia for 2015/2016. The numbers are fairly grim.
The review examined hundreds of studies and concluded the lower Murray should remain a freshwater ecosystem, or severe environmental and economic damage will result.
Australia used to prioritise family migrants over skilled workers. But now, it takes up to 21 months for partner visas to be approved – and 30 years for parents.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
It's more freshwater than what the population of the Greater Sydney region uses, but finding this out wasn't easy.
Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu sings.
A series of four live-streamed concerts from Arnhem Land offers a welcome break from bad news and a way for Indigenous musicians to share their talents with the world.
While the name of the season - now online - suggests breaking through opera's glass ceiling, the violent imagery fits the context of ecological disaster, inequality, mental illness, and dystopia.
The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.
Construction employs one in ten Australians, with a broad range of skills, using mostly locally made materials. Building social housing would meet urgent social needs as well as creating jobs.
The Australian government relies on the temporary graduate visa to attract international students. But these visa recipients are left helpless as they face a loss of financial security.
The ABS is providing near real-time data like never before. It's labour force survey remains the most authorative way of tracking the labour market.
Rather than the absence of ideology, Liberals may be reverting to earlier forms of social liberalism that emphasise the common interests between labour and capital.
Many want to do the right thing – tenants and landlords alike. But they lack guidance on how to go about it while still keeping their own heads above water.
Given the market is not coping and the need for government to intervene is more apparent than ever, one might think the time for social democracy has come again. The reality, though, is not so simple.
Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.
Australia's renters have been given a six-month moratorium from evictions for not paying rent. Some states and territories are offering other assistance.