Opinion

Australia economy

The progress the Australian economy was making has been slowed or reversed, at exactly the wrong time.

paradise papers

The High Court of Australia has given the Australia Taxation Office a green light to use leaked information about offshore tax havens.

Danger Close

A new Australian film tells the story of one of the most iconic battles of the Vietnam war - but the film repeats disputed facts and interpretations.

online data privacy

An entire industry exists to trade on your personal data - everything from your shopping habits to your political views and medical conditions. The results can genuinely harm consumers.

Trump China

Australia has more to fear than most countries from a global trade and currency war. All eyes will be on the Reserve Bank governor Friday as he attempts to outline what might happen.

teenager

A study has found children between the ages of 8 and 14 who take care of a family member with a drug addiction or mental illness aren't very happy at, and don't feel all that safe, at school.

heart attack

It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.

nuclear waste

There's precious little business case for nuclear power in Australia, but we could start with the end product -  storing radioactive waste.

social housing

The need to manage long waiting lists for social housing, rather than serving the best interests of tenants and prospective tenants, is a major driver of policymakers' approach.
 

moon landing

Australia should be involved in any new mission to the Moon. We have the interest and the expertise so let's be part of the race.

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