It'll be up to the borrower, not the lender to determine whether what's offered is suitable under changes to be detailed in the budget.
Thomas M Wilson
The revamped citizenship test would include questions focused on "Australian values". But why not ask prospective Australians to show an understanding of our ancient landscape and unique species too?
Volunteer firefighting crews are struggling to cope with increased pressures on time, training and resources. As the bushfire season approaches, new policies and plans are critically important.
Low income workers are suffering much more than high income ones. It's a pattern that dates back millennia.
In times of trouble people still turn to gold. What makes it a safe haven? Largely perceptions, based on its historical mystique.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
Supercomputing, frequent flying and powering up observatories: astronomy has an enormous carbon footprint.
There is a reason why it's easier to roll marbles down rather than up a hill. And the answer (to this and to gravity itself) is all about acceleration.
The legislation designed to stop Palmer claiming huge damages against WA raises a host of questions.
Paintings from the artists of Balgo in the south-east Kimberley are among the expansive collection at the Berndt Museum.
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Too often in conversations about cultural centres, the incredible resources already available are neglected.The Berndt Museum, in Perth, is a collection of national and international significance.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has described hydrogen-powered cars as "mind-bogglingly stupid". So is he right?
The World Health Organisation now recommends children aged 12 years and older wear masks and that masks should be considered for those aged 6-11 years.
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Religious objections to vaccinations have been around almost as long as vaccinations themselves. This presents a new challenge to policy makers as we get closer to a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Handing management to algorithms creates 'black-box bosses" whose decision-making is hard to understand or question.
When it comes to COVID-19 misinformation, not all nations are the same. Some are peddling a larger variety of myths than others - and each seems to have its own personal favourite.
The word 'values' was seldom used in Australian diplomacy in recent decades, but has slowly become more prevalent as Canberra has sought to counter China's influence in the region.
Every member of the 2012 US Woman’s Olympic gymnastics team has come forward with stories of abuse by Larry Nassar.
As allegations of abuse in women’s gymnastics mount worldwide, it is time to raise the minimum age.
Electrocardiograms are a common tool used by GPs to spot heart problems, and every medical student is trained to interpret one. Yet the government plans to remove Medicare funding for GPs to do this.
C'est au tournant du XXe siècle qu'a émergé la littérature pour enfants telle qu'on la connaît, faisant la part belle à l'imaginaire.
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Cela fait des siècles que les adultes écrivent pour les enfants. Mais les ouvrages qui leur étaient alors destinés étaient bien différents de ceux que l’on connaît aujourd’hui.
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman.
While the latest changes to defamation laws are a step in the right direction, much more could be done to improve them for the benefit of the public.