Opinion

Blue bottles on sand

The direction a beach faces, relative to wind direction, largely determines how many bluebottles are pushed to shore.

the cover of the 2022 budget papers

The 2022-23 budget is the result of a good plan, well executed. But whichever party next takes government must close the deficit gap – without resorting to austerity.

woman in pain sitting at laptop

Some women with endometriosis are in so much pain, they’re giving up work. Others are struggling at work or uni. Here’s how we support women with this debilitating disease.

construction site

The federal government’s expanded first home loan deposit scheme will help those who qualify, at the expense of those who don’t.

st andrews church kyiv ukraine

Here are five books to help you understand what’s happening in Ukraine and Russia, from a must-read history of Ukraine to insights into the Russian soul.

a young woman looks distressed while looking at her laptop in a darkened room

The latest report on sexual harassment and assault at universities found students don’t have confidence in reporting processes. Australian universities need an external regulator to oversee these.

woman and little girl walking down a path

Reports of cuts to NDIS packages have been confirmed with an average drop of 4 per cent across participants.

politicians in parliament

In 1922-23, Billy Hughes’ Nationalist Party brokered a deal with the Country Party to form government – but only on condition Hughes was no longer prime minister. It’s possible this could play out again.

Male and female medical staff bandage a limb in an operation theatre

These three common surgeries have been found to be of little to no benefit, but thousands are still performed every year.

Satellites in orbit of planet Earth

Shrinking satellites are making it cheaper and more accessible to do science in space.

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