The last time inflation was zero the Reserve Bank cut rates twice. It’ll get the chance on May 7.
Inflation has barely been within the Governor Philip Lowe's target band his entire time in office. Zero inflation means he should cut now, before the election.
Christmas hard tack biscuit: Boer War. Australian War Memorial. Accession Number: REL/10747.
Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial
Army ration biscuits known as 'Anzac tiles' were durable but bland - as Australian war archives show, they served as stationery, Christmas cards and as the basis of art.
Just not cricket: Politicians make promises but obfuscate how those promises will be paid for.
When the Australian cricket team got caught in a ball-tampering racket, there were consequences. Our politicians do something similar, but get a pass.
We have so much more to learn about Australia.
The story of Australia has been studied and explored many times by researchers. Look what they've revealed, so far.
Mandatory competitive design processes have transformed the Sydney CBD skyline.
For two decades, a competitive design process pioneered by Sydney City Council has been transforming the city skyline and, new research shows, raising standards as it goes.
Le minstre français pour le développement et la francophonie André Vallini en 2016, visite le salon annuel de l'aide humanitaire et internationale de Dubai.
Que ce soit en termes d’emploi, d’opportunités commerciales ou de fourniture de biens et de services essentiels, le monde humanitaire et celui du business se rejoignent de plus en plus.
The numbers of buyers able to celebrate moving into their first home are still well down on pre-GFC levels – and low-income renters are faring even worse.
Housing policy is a stark point of difference at this election. While the government took promising steps to set up social housing finance, it has yet to give any sign it will finish what it started.
The Coalition government has rejected the Uluru Statement’s call for an Indigenous voice to Parliament, just one of many disappointments for Indigenous peoples.
Some of the Coalition government's initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.
Taxing harmful behaviour like smoking and gambling have become too lucrative for governments to turn away from.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
Seen here with the Prime Minister, Karen Andrews is one of few recent ministers for science who has a university education in STEM.
Mick Tsikas / AAP
We've had ten federal ministers with titular responsibility for science since 2007 – five under the coalition and five under Labor. That variation and a lack of consistent vision has an impact.
There are plenty of economic reasons to change our gas-guzzling habits.
The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles are a cost-effective solution.
The government’s National Cyber Security Strategy appears to have stalled.
Scott Morrison has bragged about 'stopping the boats', but his government has failed to do anything meaningful to bolster cyber security and stop the malware.
Callao Cave on Luzon Island in The Philippines, where the fossils of
Homo luzonensis were discovered.
Callao Cave Archaeology Project (Florent Détroit)
Reports say that a new species of ancient human has been identified in a cave in The Philippines. But only a few bone and teeth fossil fragments have been found, so far.
If you thought multiplication tables at school were hard, imagine multiplying numbers with billions of digits.
To multiply two numbers by hand take a few steps but it's something we're taught in school. When dealing with big numbers, really big numbers, we need to a quicker way to do things.
The burden of regulatory failure hasn’t just hit residents of evacuated apartments like the Neo200 building in Melbourne – it affects everyone living in a building with serious defects.
Years of regulatory failure are have direct impacts on the hip pockets of the many Australians who bought defective houses or apartments. It's turning into a multibillion-dollar disaster.
Parents are often anxious about whether or not their child is ready for school.
Research has found one-quarter of children in NSW delayed school entry in 2009 and 2012, with the tendency to delay varying according to where families live and their socio-economic status.
Feral cats are linked to the extinction of at least 20 Australian mammals.
Dingoes help conservation efforts by controlling the population of feral cats.
The trial includes meal replacements to enable obese teens who are enrolled to rapidly lose weight.
Teenagers in Sydney and Melbourne are going on a year-long diet that involves intermittent fasting. It sounds extreme but there are pros and cons to the Fast Track to Health trial.
If your exercise routine compromises other aspects of your life, you may have a problem.
We usually associate addiction with bad things like smoking, alcohol and gambling. But it's possible to be addicted to exercise, too.
Huit verre, deux litres…
Nous avons tous entendu dire que nous devrions boire huit verres d'eau par jour, mais d'où vient ce conseil, et est-il périmé ?