The Australian Bureau of Statistics has changed what goes into its inflation calculation.
Weak Australian inflation and housing credit data mean the Reserve Bank is unlikely to move on interest rates.
Scientists discovered some bacteria can cut the DNA of invading viruses as a defence mechanism. They realised they could use this to cut human DNA.
CRISPR harnesses the natural defence mechanisms of some bacteria to cut human DNA strands. Then the DNA strand either heals itself or we inject new DNA to mend the gap. This is gene editing.
The government’s Defence Export Strategy aims to make Australia a world leader in arms exports.
The government wants Australia to grow defence exports 800% by 2028. Investing in the cyber industry may be the only way to get there.
Surveys show most long distance truck drivers also did non-driving work like loading and waiting, but only a minority were paid for it.
Analysis shows that productivity-based payments are associated with recognised unsafe work practices including longer hours of driving and fewer rest breaks.
It will be the private remarks between senior Australian business leaders and foreign investors at Davos that will likely be the most consequential for the Australian economy in the coming few years.
Will tax cuts really allow Qantas to purchase more planes?
Research shows there is a link between tax cuts and increased business investment, but the effect is likely smaller than politicians and businesspeople say.
Over the past year, there has been a surge of enthusiasm in Australia for developing a sector of large-scale institutional landlords.
There is a risk that affordable housing policy may be colonised by for-profit interests if Australia imports the wrong rental housing ideas from overseas.
Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia.
The latest data shows a big jump in jobs, but construction is slowing.
The number of jobs might be going up but the real test will be whether wages rise too.
Australia’s coastline has moved before thanks to changes in sea level.
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People have been forced to move in the past thanks to changes in sea levels that affected Australia's coastline.
There are some risks, like a crash in the price of Bitcoin, that are more certain than others in 2018.
The odds are that we get through 2018 without war, mass capital flight, or a housing crash. But all the risks are medium probability, and the consequences could be dire.
Bani and the cast of My Name is Jimi.
My Name is Jimi is the story of actor Jimi Bani told by four generations, in three languages, drawing on multiple cultural and theatrical traditions.
Music festivals tend to be geared toward young audiences, and may constitute the site of sexual harassment and assault against younger women.
Sexual harassment and assault are common experiences in general: there is no reason to assume this is any different at music festivals.
Maura Tierney (second from left) plays Germaine Greer, Scott Shepherd (far left) and Ari Fliakos (second from right) both play Norman Mailer, and Greg Mehrten as Diana Shilling (far right).
The Town Hall Affair is a recreation of a 1971 debate between Germaine Greer and other feminists and Norman Mailer. It feels exceptionally prescient in 2018.
Images are so useful in medical diagnosis - but there are legal and ethical concerns about how they’re used.
Has your doctor ever taken a photo of your medical condition? It's really useful to aid diagnosis, but we still don't have the right legislation to ensure legal and ethical protections.
Parramatta Girls Home covered way with superintendents c1970s.
Photo courtesy Christina Green and PFFP Memory Project
The Parramatta Female Factory has been identified as a site of abuse by the royal commission. Now a community-led campaign is transforming it into a 'site of conscience'.
Hanging out in Borneo.
My holiday to Borneo in 2004 was more than just a chance to see incredible wildlife like orangutans and pygmy elephants. It helped crystallise for me the innate nature of scientific thinking.
Economics has led to an explosion in three point shooting in the NBA.
Why are NBA players taking more three pointers, baseball pitchers throwing slower, and soccer player salaries skyrocketing? It all comes down to the economics of sport.
Do you feel worried or happy at the thought of Christmas food?
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Some tips on how to fully enjoy your Christmas mince pie.
There is a glaring need to reform Australia’s archaic wealth inequality statistics to make them commensurate with international practice.
The squeeze on wealth in the middle class by those at the top is a long established trend in international inequality data. But the ABS doesn't provide this information.