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Budget policy check: does Australia need personal income tax cuts?

Saul Eslake, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Tasmania - avatar Saul Eslake, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Tasmania

In this series - Budget policy checks - we look at the government’s justifications for policies likely to be in this year’s budget and measure them up against the evidence. In this piece ...

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As North Korea builds a season of summits, the stakes on denuclearisation remain high

Benjamin Habib, Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University - avatar Benjamin Habib, Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University

This week’s high-stakes summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heralds a new period of negotiations in which regional states attempt to manage a no...

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We can change our brain and its ability to cope with disease with simple lifestyle choices

Yen Ying Lim, Research Fellow, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health - avatar Yen Ying Lim, Research Fellow, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Lifestyle factors such as meditation can change our brain for the better. gGuilherme Romano/UnsplashThis is part of our series on Changing the Brain, about what’s happening in our brain in vari...

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Melbourne Airport is going to be as busy as Heathrow, so why the argument about one train line?

Ian Woodcock, Lecturer, School of Global, Urban & Social Studies, RMIT University - avatar Ian Woodcock, Lecturer, School of Global, Urban & Social Studies, RMIT University

Public discussion of rail links to airports has been narrowly focused on the idea of a single line and where to run it. In Melbourne, the politics of this debate has so far prevented a railway from be...

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Eight things that should be included in screen guidelines for students

Brendon Hyndman, Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education, Charles Sturt University - avatar Brendon Hyndman, Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Postgraduate Studies in Education, Charles Sturt University

Current guidelines state students aged five to 18 shouldn't be spending more than two hours per day engaged in electronic media for entertainment ShutterstockOne of the biggest issues modern schools a...

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How Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win blurs lines between classical music and pop

Scott Davie, Piano tutor and Lecturer, Sydney Conservatorium Music, University of Sydney - avatar Scott Davie, Piano tutor and Lecturer, Sydney Conservatorium Music, University of Sydney

Kendrick Lamar in the music video for Humble Screenshot from YoutubeThe awarding of the 2018 Pulitzer Music Prize to Kendrick Lamar for his album DAMN. has attracted considerable controversy. The Amer...

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From pancakes to soccer balls, new study shows how galaxies change shape as they age

Jesse van de Sande, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Astronomy, University of Sydney - avatar Jesse van de Sande, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Astronomy, University of Sydney

The Sombrero galaxy reveals the extremes of age and shape. NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)Galaxies are a fundamental part of the 13.7 billion-year-old universe. Understanding how a...

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Fracking can cause social stress in nearby areas: new research

Will Rifkin, Chair in Applied Regional Economics and Director, Hunter Research Foundation Centre, University of Newcastle - avatar Will Rifkin, Chair in Applied Regional Economics and Director, Hunter Research Foundation Centre, University of Newcastle

Coal seam gas extraction has increased social stress in Darling Downs. University of Queensland, Author providedThe question of opening the Northern Territory and South Australia to fracking has re-i...

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