Canadians' publicly funded post-secondary education system has been eroded over time, diminishing the promise it once held to protect people from poverty. We should demand change.
States have stepped in after past crises. but they don't always stick around.
Artists and entertainers have raised millions of dollars for the current bushfire crisis – so why are they still at the receiving end of so much criticism and so little funding and support?
Ethnic media outlets provide valuable resources for new migrants settling in Australia, but recent government funding decisions suggest they're not valued as they should be.
The newspaper industry has been asking the federal government for financial assistance for years. Now that Ottawa has revealed its plan, what purpose will it serve to sustain news organizations?
The federal budget has offered several initiatives to help Canada's ailing news industry. Does that mean journalists will be compromised by government handouts? New research suggests they won't.
Corrupt politicians and public servants will be under the spotlight of the new federal corruption watchdog. But if its proposed powers are any clue, it will have neither bark nor bite. Here's why.
An analysis of budget documents suggests that federal funding for community-based, counter-terrorism programs has dried up.
A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
The scientific community always wants more cash to fund research. A new study examines whether more concrete knowledge of science or more general interest in it is likelier to loosen the pursestrings.
Estimating parents' capacity to contribute to their children's schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.
Congress may have averted a shutdown, but don't get too excited, warns a Harvard budget expert. The deal isn't sustainable long term.
The government wants Australia to grow defence exports 800% by 2028. Investing in the cyber industry may be the only way to get there.
The latest OECD report on early learning education and care gives Australia a mixed report card.
A government fund to support quality journalism – while remaining strictly independent – could help produce stories in the public interest.
There are plenty of models around the globe where governments are supporting public interest journalism at arm's length.
The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block...again. But this time, the ideological justifications don't pass muster.
While spending has grown for preschools, schools and universities, vocational education misses out.
Has the Coalition government cut $35 million from frontline legal services for victims of domestic and family violence?
The recent NHMRC funding announcement has renewed criticism about how medical research is funded in Australia. Is the system fair? Or is it stacked against some researchers?