Australia

US money

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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If Australia is to effectively manage e-waste, it needs to expand its National Waste Policy to include the recovery and recycling of a much wider range of electrical products, writes Graciela Metternicht.

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To help combat social isolation in Australian cities, we need urban places that better reflect the diverse needs and identities of local communities and suburbs, UNSW researchers say.

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Could we be the last in space? Of all the OECD countries, Australia and Iceland are the only ones without a national space agency, writes Andrew Dempster.

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Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg told ABC Q&A viewers that Australia has more household solar panels, per head of population, than anywhere in the world. Anna Bruce and Iain McGill examine this claim.

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