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Frydenberg declares tax package must be passed 'in its entirety'

The government’s tax relief package is shaping up as the first test of incoming opposition leader Anthony Albanese, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg declaring on Friday it must be supported &ldquo...

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Why Boris Johnson would be a mistake to succeed Theresa May

Boris Johnson is one of the leading candidates to succeed Theresa May as prime minster. He has none of the required qualities to make a success of Brexit. Andy Rain/EPALike Avengers: Endgame we all kn...

Ben Wellings, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Monash University - avatar Ben Wellings, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Monash University

Uber drivers' experience highlights the dead-end job prospects facing more Australian workers

Being an Uber driver doesn’t seem like a great job. Conditions aren’t great and the rate of pay, already typically less than the minimum wage, is declining. So why do Uber drivers keep d...

Peter "PJ" Holtum, Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland - avatar Peter "PJ" Holtum, Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland

What caused the fireballs that lit up the sky over Australia?

One of the fireballs (highlighted by the red circle) captured over the Northern Territory. NT Emergency ServicesOver the past few days a pair of spectacular fireballs have graced Australia’s ski...

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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Morrison's miracle election win - and Labor's leadership search

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics. They discuss the Coalition’s shock victory and the contradicting polls and pre...

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How I discovered the Dalveen Blue Box, a rare eucalypt species with a sweet, fruity smell

Tim Collins classifying a new species of eucalyptus tree, Eucalytus dalveenica, March 2019. University of New England, Author provided (No reuse)Sign up to the Beating Around the Bush newsletter here...

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As the dust of the election settles, Australia's wildlife still needs a pathway for recovery

The Darling River near Louth NSW, April 2019, in the midst of a drought compounded by upstream irrigation policies. Jaana Dielenberg, Author providedThe environment was a key concern in the recent fed...

Rachel Morgain, Knowledge Broker, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University - avatar Rachel Morgain, Knowledge Broker, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

The long and complicated history of Aboriginal involvement in football

Over the next two weekends, the Australian Football League celebrates the contribution of Indigenous peoples to the history of the game. At the same time, a new documentary will show how one of the ...

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Curious Kids: why are there waves?

Nina Maile Gordon/The Conversation, CC BY-NC-NDCurious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You mi...

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Friday essay: YouTube apologies and reality TV revelations - the rise of the public confession

A little over a year ago, former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith made a tearful confession and apology to the public, having been banned from cricket for 12 months for ball tampering. Smith&rsq...

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Population DNA testing for disease risk is coming. Here are five things to know

Screening millions of healthy people for their risk of disease can be cost-effective. But it raises ethical and regulatory concerns. from www.shutterstock.comDNA testing to predict disease risk has th...

Paul Lacaze, Head, Public Health Genomics Program, Monash University - avatar Paul Lacaze, Head, Public Health Genomics Program, Monash University

Why Sydney residents use 30% more water per day than Melburnians

Melbourne's water supplies are running low after years of drought. shutterstockThis week Melbourne’s water storage dropped below 50%, a sign of the prolonged and deepening drought gripping easte...

Ian Wright, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Western Sydney University - avatar Ian Wright, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Western Sydney University

From gun control to HIV: six ingredients of successful public policy

Australia’s national policy response to HIV/AIDS has been lauded as one of the best in the world. ShutterstockIn the lead up to the recent federal election, there was plenty of negative rhetoric...

Joannah Luetjens, PhD Candidate, Utrecht University - avatar Joannah Luetjens, PhD Candidate, Utrecht University

How the dangerous evolution of Pakistan’s national security state threatens domestic stability

Protests followed the terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian military personnel in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. AAP/Jaipal Singh, CC BY-NDIn February, a terrorist attack by Jays...

Robert G. Patman, Professor of International Relations, University of Otago - avatar Robert G. Patman, Professor of International Relations, University of Otago

Taming wild cities: the tall buildings of Australia show why we need strong design guidelines

Towering canyons of concrete and glass are an increasingly dominant feature of fast-growing cities like Melbourne. ymgerman/ShutterstockPrivate enterprise has shaped the skylines of Australia’s ...

Timothy Moore, PhD Candidate, Melbourne School of Design, Monash University - avatar Timothy Moore, PhD Candidate, Melbourne School of Design, Monash University

Let them play! Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop

Playing in nature improves children's learning, social and emotional skills. MI PHAM/unsplashYou may have heard of play. It’s that thing children do – the diverse range of unstructured, sp...

Brendon Hyndman, Senior Lecturer and Course Director (Postgraduate Education courses), Charles Sturt University - avatar Brendon Hyndman, Senior Lecturer and Course Director (Postgraduate Education courses), Charles Sturt University

If you think less immigration will solve Australia's problems, you're wrong; but neither will more

More by luck than design, recent recent levels of immigration seem to be in a 'goldilocks zone' that balances economic, social and environmental objectives. www.shutterstock.comAre we letting too many...

Cameron Allen, Researcher, UNSW - avatar Cameron Allen, Researcher, UNSW

Gamers use machine learning to navigate complex video games – but it's not free

Playing Dota 2? You can do better with a little help from machine learning. Shutterstock/hkhtt hj Some of the world’s most popular video games track your activity as you play – but they&rs...

Ben Egliston, PhD candidate in Media and Communications, University of Sydney - avatar Ben Egliston, PhD candidate in Media and Communications, University of Sydney

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Your baby shower questions answered

After being invited to a kitchen tea, there are probably very few functions that a man wants to go to less than a baby shower. For many, even funerals are more desirable. Quite simply, men are uncomfortable around babies, they are awkward with the ...

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