New research reveals that the first songbirds emerged from Australia when a new chain of islands formed.
Rating agencies like Standard and Poor’s have a bad track record when it comes to advice on the economy.
Credit rating agencies have a poor track record when it comes to evaluating risk.
India’s GST still needs to pass some check points but it promises economic reform.
India stands to economically benefit from the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax. Australia could also cash in.
Teenagers in the Northern Territory.
A history of displacement and disconnection is still reverberating for Australia's Indigenous people – and tackling the fall out means looking at the whole picture.
Singapore and Australia have a lot in common.
You can drive across Singapore (population 5.5 million) in 45 minutes – roughly the same time it takes to reach Gawler from the Adelaide CBD. As an equatorial island, the climate is warm all the year round…
Your vote is not insignificant in the bigger scheme of things. It matters.
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
The Chinese Australia free trade agreement won’t necessarily lead to a flood of Chinese workers.
The free trade agreement between Australia and China won't mean an influx of Chinese workers, but rather an increase in Chinese investment which could be key to some Australian industries.
Disputed: Taiping Island, in the South China Sea.
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Business Briefing: Trouble in the South China Sea.
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The international court ruling against China's expansion in the South China Sea puts Australia in a tricky situation.
Malcolm Turnbull in full flight.
The Australian prime minister has dissolved both houses of parliament in an effort to take firm control of the government. Can he do it?
The original excavation of Mungo Man, found near Lake Mungo in southwestern New South Wales, Australia.
Research first published in 2001 has been used to question of whether Aboriginal People were the First Australians. So why not re-test those results with improved techniques and equipment?
Is it too soon to dig the TPP’s grave?
We've been examining the ins and outs of TPP and the rise of the anti-trade right for months. Here's a roundup of some of our coverage.
There is no evidence that community treatment orders work, so why does the UK still use them?
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
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.