Australia

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New jobs and investment for Australia's growing space industry are promised with the backing of the new space agency. It's hoped that all states and territories will benefit from a national approach.

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A decade after the launch of a national campaign against homelessness, the trends are all going the wrong way. A new annual report highlights what's gone wrong and what must be done.

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Economic issues overseas could be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors - in the next few months at least.

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Half of respondents in a recent poll said they were in favour of Australia becoming a republic. But there are still lots of hurdles in the path of those who wish to make such an historic break with the British monarchy.

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The value of the US-Australia economic relationship is not necessarily obvious, write Richard Holden, Simon Jackman and Jared Mondschein.

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Australia's hoping to take a share of the billion-dollar space industry with the launch of its first totally Australian-built satellites in 15 years, writes Andrew Dempster.

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The suffragists who gained women the right to vote offer a model of Australia’s role in the world that remains as important as ever, writes James Keating.

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Improving our understanding of severe storms requires a lot of data but research resources are limited and spread across many different storm types. Christopher J. White, Jason Evans and Kevin Walsh think citizen scientists could help fill the gaps. 

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Researchers have found a disaster "hotspot" in northern New South Wales, where nearly half of the state's most disadvantaged communities are found.

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Australia is not more equal than most other comparable rich countries, and its wealth inequality is growing, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.

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