Opinion

wind turbines

A proposal for 270m tall wind turbines on Robbins Island in Tasmania has ruffled some feathers – but here's why towering turbines are here to stay.

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Australia’s policymakers must address the cultural and institutional barriers that exist for Indigenous Australians instead of framing them as a problem for society. 

elderly man filling form

Help with reading and writing increases the probability of receiving the Disability Support Pension by about 20%.

antartica

Some 58 metres of sea level rise is locked up in Antartica's ice sheets, and it's melting faster than expected.

wheelchair

If you're poor, female, or live in rural Australia, you're less likely to access the NDIS or get as much bang for your buck.

money windfall

A bold government would have delivered stages one, two and three of the tax cuts at once. Boldness is what we need.

nuclear weapon explosion

Developing nuclear weapons requires technological and industrial capabilities that Australia simply does not have at the moment. The political will may be lacking, too.

Australia house

Australian houses are not designed and built for the realities of climate change.

peter dutton

Australia already has an extensive suite of anti-terrorism legislation, and the government hasn’t clarified what gap, if any, this new bill would fill.

apartment construction

Constructing buildings to rent, rather than sell, may fulfil important housing policy objectives – but it won't take off without tax reform.

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