Opinion

douglas stuart

The author of Shuggie Bain returns to the public housing schemes of 1980s working-class Glasgow to explore the redemptive power of secure love and the dangers of dominating masculinity.

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More than two years into the pandemic the world is a very different place. But this only partly explains different people’s responses to COVID.

detainees seen inside the park hotel in melbourne holding a sign saying 8 years too long january 2022

Offshore processing is a failed policy that continues to haemorrhage cash, destroy lives and erode the international system for refugee protection.

A hooded figure breathes out vape smoke

The health risks of e-cigarettes outweigh any benefits, a comprehensive review of the evidence shows.

wind turbines

Humanity is off track to keeping global warming to 1.5℃. But if we pull out all stops, we’ve still got a chance.

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The federal government introduced the current childcare subsidy and activity test in 2018. An evaluation of the policy has found it met some of its intended objectives but failed at others.

Congested traffic on the M1 highway

Our survey found strong opposition to Australian megacities, with most people preferring population growth to be in satellite cities and rail hubs outside the capitals.

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.

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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.

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