In 2016, it cost A$12.4 billion to operate the Group of Eight universities, of which public funds from the government provided A$6.7 billion. The London Economics report reveals that the work of the Group of 8, delivered a return of over A$66 billion to the nation.
A new report found that every one dollar of public funding spent on Go8 university research generated A$9.76 across the Australian economy, a roughly 10 fold return on the government's investment.
The succession of data access legislation in the Australian parliament is fast becoming a Mad Hatter's tea party. We need better oversight, and fast.
The RBA governor gave a speech on demographics and monetary policy.
The new RBA monetary statement is just like the old one.
With banana imports banned, one cyclone can send prices soaring.
Analysis suggests import restrictions on bananas in Australia are a classic rent‐seeking policy, leaving Australians to subsidise each grower by more than $250,000 a year.
Humans would have first seen Kata Tjuta very shortly after arriving in Australia 50,000 years ago.
Aboriginal Australians have effectively been on their country for as long as modern human populations have been outside of Africa. We have a limit as to how long ago that was: around 50,000 years.
Around one in 30 pregnant women have pre-eclampsia.
Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.
Wayne Blair as Jeremy and Jada Alberts as Simone in Sydney Theatre Company’s Production of The Long Forgotten Dream.
© Heidrun Lohr
In the Sydney Theatre Company's premiere production, white guilt festers as part of the shame, the ongoing, percolating wound that is the plot-space of contemporary colonisation.
The United States reported 4.1% GDP growth for the second quarter.
US quarterly GDP is at its highest point since 2014, but it's unlikely to last for a number of reasons.
Trump Baby flies over Parliament Square in July during President Trump’s visit to the UK.
Trump Baby is the latest in a long history of visual protests. But is this 'cheap shot street theatre' truly effective, or should we ask more of protest artists?
“Resale price maintenance” is illegal in most countries that have competition law.
Four major consumer electronics manufacturers, including Philips and Pioneer, have been fined $170 million by the European Commission for anti competitive conduct.
Researchers release a balloon carrying instruments to measure ozone levels above Antarctica.
Almost 30 years ago the world responded to the realisation that our ozone layer was in trouble. The resulting Montreal Protocol was a rare example of global cooperation, but there's no room for complacency.
Can the RBA do anything to address persistently low inflation?
As with economic growth and wages, the RBA's response seems to involve crossing as many fingers and toes as possible and publicly proclaiming that things are looking good.
The UN committee issued over 90 recommendations for improvement, demonstrating that negative aspects far outweigh progress on women’s rights.
A UN committee has identified numerous ways in which Australia is falling short on the rights of women and children – it must now take the committee's recommendations seriously.
Cheese contains saturated fats, but we don’t actually know if that’s what clogs our arteries.
Good news for cheese-lovers: all five experts said no.
Many students don’t trust universities to do the right thing. So 87% don’t report sexual assault on campus, or travelling to and from.
Activists have raised the issue of student sexual assault and harassment on campus for more than 30 years. It's time students had a real say in how universities respond.
Detail from John Russell:
Almond tree in blossom c1887.
oil on gold ground on canvas on plywood 46.2 x 55.1 cm.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004 (2004.216)
John Russell, who was destined to become an engineer, instead became an artist in fin de siècle France – and a friend of Van Gogh, Monet and Rodin.
Hyperactivity and inattentiveness doesn’t mean you have ADHD.
While the study found a link between high rates of digital media use and inattention and hyperactivity, it didn't find that one caused the other. Nor did it look specifically at clinically diagnosed ADHD.
Despite a huge increase in employment, the unemployment rate is unchanged.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
Male-dominated sex ratios in Australia’s history still affect attitudes today.
Australia's convict past and male-dominated sex ratios have long-lasting effects on attitudes, impacting women's working lives.
Once the car is at steady speed, the insect doesn’t need to be pulled along anymore and it won’t be able to tell that the car is moving.
If the insect wants to stay right in front of your nose, it must fly forwards just a little bit when the car is speeding up. But when the car is at constant speed, it only needs to hover.