Opinion

superannuation

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

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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.

construction site

The construction industry crisis didn't happen overnight. Authorities have been on notice for years to fix the problems that now have the industry itself calling for better regulation.

black throated finch

Australian artists are protesting the Adani mine's potential impact on the black-throated finch. The project is gaining traction online, but in this case, emotive art might not be enough.

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The cost of management of Australia's native dog could be shared among dog lovers.

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. 

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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.

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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.

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