Opinion

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.

indigenous children

Two former high court justices and constitutional experts have thrown their support behind the importance of a First Nations Voice to parliament.

abortion protest

Although abortions have been legally performed in NSW for years, doctors have long called for greater clarity in the law in regard to the possible criminality of their actions.

low income

While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.

Southern Tablelands grasslands

The Monaro grasslands are a tiny surviving fraction of the native grasslands that once grew across the Southern Tablelands.

superannuation

Making super voluntary for low earners, as proposed by a Liberal senator, would leave more women vulnerable in old age.

social media facebook google

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the sheer dominance of Google and Facebook has distorted other businesses' ability to compete on their own merits.

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