Minding the tax gap.
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The Panama papers show how hard it is to keep on top of tax collection, but outsourcing to the private sector would bring problems of its own.
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.
The size and pace of activity in Tokyo can be overwhelming, but at the human scale the city has an incredibly rich layering of experiences built over generations.
The concept of living heritage can help us make decisions that go beyond preserving historical facades to protect and add to, rather than freeze, the stories and layers of the past.
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Claims of whitewashing have been levelled against an Australian university for encouraging students to use particular language about Indigenous peoples. It was the right thing to do.
History lesson: Sydney’s Daily Telegraph goes to war on political correctness.
Debate over 'discovery' of Australia is alive and well – in the mind of one Sydney newspaper editor.
Students in a school run by refugees in Indonesia learn maths, English, art and science.
A school set up by asylum seekers and refugees in the West Java town Cisarua, Indonesia, is a community-led initiative that Australian and Indonesian governments should model and support.
Indonesian media moguls have argued that the internet means cross-media ownership laws that prevent common ownership of radio, television and newspapers are obsolete.
Indonesia’s media landscape may be a model which Australia is emulating as it looks to change media ownership laws. There are positives to this, but also causes for concern.
Most of the new schools needed will be primary schools.
Inner-city parents in urban redevelopment zones are the most likely to have problems getting their children into a government school.
Great White Shark: something to be treasured.
How new technologies and changing attitudes are enabling people and great whites to live together.
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
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When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
Off to award some knighthoods.
Why our honours system is a great thing to have.
New Zealand could be about to make world cup history.
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It's all about the Antipodes in the Halloween final.
Close, but no cigar.
Did you know Scotland were going to lose, or was it just hindsight bias?
Obama calls for changes to gun laws after the shootings in Oregon, October 1 2015.
Researchers explain why gun violence is a public health emergency, why 'a good guy with a gun' isn't a solution – and why we know so little about how to solve this problem.
Anne Summers' 1975 book was, and remains, remarkable for a number of reasons.
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Anne Summers' ambitious 1975 book reframed Australian history by placing women at its centre. It was a book of its time. But its groundbreaking approach ensures it is also a book for today.
Outside Twickenham Stadium where favourites England, will open the games against Fiji
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Everything you need to know about rugby's biggest event.
Australia’s shared past with Brazil enriches understanding of the two former European colonies.
The First Fleet had three layovers on its voyage to Australia – one was Rio de Janeiro. As Australia and Brazil celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations, it's worth remembering this encounter.
While the Jewish diaspora in Australia has long endorsed the Zionist dream, more recently ‘Ausraelis’ have come to see leaving Israel as an escape.
A new generation of emigrants from Israel to Australia is reversing the Zionist narrative. They have a distinctly different view of the Israeli state from that of older Australian Jewish migrants.
Capital punishment is unfairly imposed, innocent people are regularly condemned and it is patently ineffective in deterring crime. So why to states retain the death penalty?