At least ten cents in every dollar of superannuation assets is indirectly financing house purchases via commercial bank debt.
What critics of the plan to use superannuation for housing miss is that Australia’s super system already channels a significant proportion of retirement savings into housing.
It’s a big day in Australia for cycling fans. The 115th edition of the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic starts from Compiègne just after 11.00am local French time today (around 7:15pm AEST). Paris-Roubaix…
Is whole body vibration just another fitness fad?
Whole body vibration therapy is undertaken by standing, sitting, lying or doing exercises on specifically designed equipment that oscillates at relatively high frequencies.
Residential electricity prices in Canada and the United States are typically less a half those in Australia.
The charge for retailing electricity in Australia compares poorly other deregulated markets in Europe
Two weeks ago today, Arzu Baglar died while cycling in Melbourne’s inner west. She was hit by a truck turning the corner of Somerville road and Whitehall street in Yarraville. Arzu was just 36, and a married…
In a painting such as Warriors of New South Wales, 1813, we can easily imagine a group of men ready to take to the football field.
Australian War Memorial
Between the 1830s and the 1850s, hundreds of Indigenous warriors and dozens of British settlers were killed across south-east Australia. Echoes of that conflict recur in Aussie rules.
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.
Expectations were high for a politically-charged awards ceremony. But Oscars 2017 was tame compared to the past.
It’s time to take the political heat out of electricity grids.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Privatisation and competition were supposed to make electricity cheaper. Instead, Australia's quasi-federal energy system has made it easier to pass the buck when things go wrong.
What’s the bet they didn’t buy one?
TV manufacturers have turned their backs on 3D technology. But there's a new technology hoping to win over viewers, and you don't need to buy a new TV.
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The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
The Carlton ladies football team, 1933.
Leader, August 19, 1933
There has so far been scant understanding of – or credit given to – the historical background to the creation of the AFL women's league.
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong.
Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
Donald Trump celebrates after delivering his inaugural speech.
The new president's inaugural speech emphasised protectionism, co-operation and, most emphatically, putting America first.
Donald Trump at his election night rally in New York, November 9, 2016.
On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, we take a look back at the Australian reaction on Twitter to his election.
Establishing unique voices from various female perspectives will help create a united front on issues of specific female concern.
Sport remains the most evocative public demonstration of difference between the sexes, so its importance to feminist politics cannot be neglected.
The Fast4 match format was used for this year’s Hopman Cup mixed doubles events.
Could the broader adoption of the Fast4 tennis format at the professional level prevent the rising trends in match durations, and make the sport more unpredictable?
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
Is school the most important part of education?
We take a closer look at some of the common claims made this year to see if there is any truth to them.
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A handful of our business economics writers share the favourite books they read this year.
If you can’t taste the difference, why the backlash against recycled water?
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In light of climate change and a growing population, water authorities around the world are looking to recycled water.