As parliament sits next week, 75-77 MPs will be permitted in the chamber at one time, as Australia experiences an especially political distance parliament.
Australia used to prioritise family migrants over skilled workers. But now, it takes up to 21 months for partner visas to be approved – and 30 years for parents.
There's a disconnect between how many low-wage workers are being described, and what they're experiencing on the ground.
As more and more Americans are laid off, employers have to consider the cost of letting their staff go.
If government and business collaborate with workers, a scholar of labor relations writes, current economic problems could get less severe, the recovery smoother and lasting prosperity more likely.
Sanders has cemented his status as front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Super Tuesday, even with Michael Bloomberg's entrance to the race.
Simple maths reveals Labor's policy, if replicated by all other nations, would not avert dangerous global warming.
The internal chaos of the Nationals has continued into the second week of parliament. With the minor party of the Coalition deeply split, the future of the government is uncertain.
Hispanic Americans make up just 4.3% of executive positions. They are 17% of the labor force, the largest of any racial minority group.
There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national 'cap and trade' emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.
The horror of the last weeks and months are a compressed version of the last 30 years in bushfire and climate politics.
Most women in the US give birth lying flat on their back, anesthetized. An obstetrician investigates why this is and whether this is always the best approach.
Men who work in female-dominated fields tend to get more prestige and higher wages.
Labor continues to be hung up on a decade-old Greens' decision to oppose an emissions trading scheme in 2009. But responsibility for Australia's climate policy void lies elsewhere.
Over the last 35 years, the number of Americans who have moved has steadily declined to nearly half of their previous levels.
The Australian Labor Party's failure to turn climate change into a winning campaign issue holds lessons for the UK Labour Party.
Geoff Crisp and Michelle Grattan discuss the government's measures to help those hit by the drought, the ALP's election post-mortem release and Labor's recasting of its policies.
Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?
On the issue of a retreat from coal, Albanese is trying to walk both sides of the highway by wandering down the middle.
The restaurant industry as a whole hasn't been a huge supporter of the fight to increase minimum wage – but it should be.