Opinion

fingerprint

While the data from a fingerprint is very hard to retrieve, cybercriminals can get around biometric technology in various ways. And having a weak passcode is like giving them a hall pass.

Coal power station at night

Countries need to acknowledge that they are responsible for the emissions caused by their exports of fossil fuels.

Westpac

Board directors of our biggest companies simply aren't equipped to take on management. An idea floated 50 years ago could help.

stages of life

Josh Frydenberg's review of the retirement income system will have to consider the growing hole caused by our decisions to delay buying homes for longer and longer.

childcare

High income families could get up to $1,080 per year, others $618, but it could still be worthwhile.

Sydney smoke

Smoke haze appears to make it hard for participants in financial markets to make the right decisions. The finding has far-reaching implications.

NDIS wheelchair

The government has announced several 'practical changes' to the NDIS. While these edge the scheme in the right direction, some impracticalities continue to underpin it.

Syria camp

The Morrison government has shown no enthusiasm for repatriating the family members of IS fighters. But as other nations bring back their own fighters, Australia may find itself forced to act.

bushfire

Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.

apartment construction

The difficulty of finding out about building defects creates an information deficit that threatens public confidence and stability in the apartment market. NSW has begun work on a solution.

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