Opinion

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New rules will allow insolvent small businesses to keep trading rather than go straight into administration.

MyGov site on a mobile phone

More than half of the allocated funds will go towards making 'digital government' easier to do business with.

Atacama desert

How ancient microbes survived in a world without oxygen has been a mystery. Scientists discovered a living microbial mat that uses arsenic instead of oxygen for photosynthesis and respiration.

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The current economic crisis has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.

Baby socks filled with money

They not only direct tax-free income to children, but also to children who are yet to be born.

Murray-Darling basin during drought

To fully understand droughts, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? The answer isn't simple.

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Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.

Melbourne sign during lockdown

The Premier said Melbourne's restrictions could be eased more than expected on Monday. But from an outbreak-management perspective, we should be careful of easing too soon.

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Exploitation and underpayment is rife in fruit picking. The Coronavirus Supplement appears not to have dented the will to work.

Wind and solar energy farm

The government's latest energy plans are a failure of logic, and will lock in fossil fuel use for decades.

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