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How likely is it that where you happen to live will always outperform every other location? ShutterstockThe housing market is moving again. In the past month, national prices have climbed 0.9%. What ...

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The biggest hurdle for the Coalition's religious discrimination bill: how to define 'religion'

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says the bill doesn't go far enough to protect religious minorities in an increasingly intolerant society. Dan Himbrechts/AAPThe Coalition government&rsqu...

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Changing the terminology to 'people with obesity' won't reduce stigma against fat people

Fat activists argue fat is the most appropriate word to describe their bodies. Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockThe British Psychological Society is calling for changes for how we talk about fatness, sugg...

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Snowy 2.0 will not produce nearly as much electricity as claimed. We must hit the pause button

Prime Minister Scott Morrison in front of the Tumut 3 power station at the Snowy Hydro Scheme. New analysis suggests the benefits of Snowy 2.0 have been overstated. AAPThe federal government’s m...

Bruce Mountain, Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre, Victoria University - avatar Bruce Mountain, Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre, Victoria University

Rail works lift property prices, pointing to value capture's potential to fund city infrastructure

Value capture has been advocated as an innovative way to fund infrastructure, including by the Australian government. However, its effectiveness in Australia has been questioned. Our research, based o...

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Pope Francis and the Catholic church continue to look towards science, and that can only be a good thing

It’s not uncommon for science and religion to be framed as two opposing forces. The Catholic church has famously struggled to accommodate scientific research in its past, but recently there has...

Peter Ellerton, Lecturer in Critical Thinking; Curriculum Director, UQ Critical Thinking Project, The University of Queensland - avatar Peter Ellerton, Lecturer in Critical Thinking; Curriculum Director, UQ Critical Thinking Project, The University of Queensland

Guan Wei review: feng shui for a vision of a world in harmony

The Chinese-Australian artist Guan Wei is on display in a new exhibition at the MCA. The centre piece of the exhibition is the 18x6m mural Feng Shui (2004). Guan Wei, Feng Shui, 2004, acrylic on compo...

Joanna Mendelssohn, Principal Fellow (Hon), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Editor in Chief, Design and Art of Australia Online, University of Melbourne - avatar Joanna Mendelssohn, Principal Fellow (Hon), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Editor in Chief, Design and Art of Australia Online, University of Melbourne

Who is Judge Dredd and why it matters that media invoke the cartoon character

The character of Judge Dredd was designed to be satirical, depicting the ultimate draconian cop. Supplied, CC BY-NDAccording to a recent study, the sixth leading cause of death for young men in the Un...

Justin Matthews, Lecturer in Digital Media and Popular Culture Researcher, Auckland University of Technology - avatar Justin Matthews, Lecturer in Digital Media and Popular Culture Researcher, Auckland University of Technology

Four questions about mortgages the ACCC inquiry should put to the big four banks

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission conducted an inquiry into mortgage pricing as recently as last year. Now Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has asked it to do another, broader one, in orde...

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5 Tips to Prevent and Battle Health Risks that Come with Financial Stress

Talking about money is not easy, especially if you’re going through a rough patch, and if your bank account has taken a hit in recent months or years. Nevertheless, it’s important that you ackno...

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Downturn Dilemmas: 5 Wealth-Building Strategies in a Sluggish Economy

We've all heard the doomsday messages about where our economy is headed if things don't start looking up soon. But that doesn't mean we should just pack up our kits and go home. It is still possible...

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'I wish you were murdered': some students don't know the difference between bullying and banter

Nearly half of kids in a study were harmed by their peers. from shutterstock.comMany Australian students don’t know the difference between banter and bullying, with some saying they joke about w...

Grace Skrzypiec, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University - avatar Grace Skrzypiec, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University

We need to count LGBTI communities in the next census – here's why

The ABS should include detailed questions about gender and sexuality in the 2021 Census. AAP/Brendon ThorneThere’s an old maxim: not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything th...

Brendan Churchill, Research Fellow in Sociology, University of Melbourne - avatar Brendan Churchill, Research Fellow in Sociology, University of Melbourne

Australia could see fewer cyclones, but more heat and fire risk in coming months

Northern Australia is likely to see fewer cyclones than usual this season, but hot, dry weather will increase the risk of fire and heatwaves across eastern and southern Australia. The Bureau of Meteo...

Jonathan Pollock, Climatologist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology - avatar Jonathan Pollock, Climatologist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Define the boundaries in new phase of Australia-China relationship: Wong

Shadow foreign minister Penny Wong says Australia needs to “define the boundaries” of its engagement with China now the relationship between the two countries is in a new phase. Focusing ...

Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra - avatar Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

There's no airport border 'crisis', only management failure of the Home Affairs department

In the past five years, more than 95,000 people who arrived by plane have lodged a claim for asylum in Australia, new statistics show. Labor’s Immigration Spokesperson, Senator Kristina Keneal...

Regina Jefferies, Affiliate, Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW - avatar Regina Jefferies, Affiliate, Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW

Three charts on: why congestion charging is fairer than you might think

Peak-time drivers to the CBDs of Sydney and Melbourne typically earn much more than the average worker. Taras Vyshnya/ShutterstockCongestion charging should be introduced in Australia’s largest ...

Marion Terrill, Transport and Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute - avatar Marion Terrill, Transport and Cities Program Director, Grattan Institute

Organs 'too risky' to donate may be safer than we think. We crunched the numbers and here's what we found

Accepting a donor kidney with a small risk of carrying HIV or hepatitis B or C might be worth thinking about. from www.shutterstock.comOrgans from potential donors once rejected as being unsafe to tra...

Karen Waller, PhD candidate, University of Sydney - avatar Karen Waller, PhD candidate, University of Sydney

Asylum seekers have a right to higher education and academics can be powerful advocates

Australia’s refugee policy has led to a two-track education system. Those processed offshore, and deemed refugees by the time they have arrived in Australia, are entitled to fee support for univ...

Merrilyn Delporte, PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology - avatar Merrilyn Delporte, PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology

Sick and Tired of Your Dead End Job? Try Teaching!

Tired of the same old grind at the office? Want an opportunity to impact lives both in your community and around the world? Do you love to travel and have new experiences? Teaching English is the perfect job for you! All you need is a willingness to ...

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The Impact of an Aging Population in Australia

There’s an issue on the horizon that Australia needs to prepare for. The portion of elderly citizens that make up the country’s overall population is increasing, and we might not have the infrastructure in place to support this. Australians h...

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