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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Eva Cox, University of Technology Sydney As we enter the business end of the election campaign, with pre-polling underway, there is a profound lack of any social welfare policies on offer from either major party. The Greens have now put...
 Science or Snake Oil: is A2 milk better for you than regular cow’s milk? Nicholas Fuller, University of Sydney The new big thing hitting our supermarket shelves is “A2 milk”. Not only has this resulted in a great debate about whether...
Are we ready for Robotopia, when robots replace the human workforce? Sean Welsh, University of Canterbury Automation has disrupted work for centuries. Two hundred years ago in Britain, the Luddites rose in rebellion, smashing the machines that made their weaving skills...
The following is an excerpt from a report on privatisation commissioned by The Unitarian Church of East Melbourne prepared and written by Henrike Brussaard and Bronwyn Price, with the support of Prof. Rob Watts (RMIT University). It is the...
Five claims about coconut oil debunked Is coconut oil all it’s really cracked up to be, or is it just another fad? Sebastien Gabriel/Unsplash, CC BY Rosemary Stanton, UNSW Coconuts have been a valued food in tropical areas for thousands of years, traditionally...
Firstly, the good news. No, really! In the space of one election cycle superannuation tax concessions went from bi-partisan sacred cow, to bi-partisan race to reform. The Australia Institute has put out a stack of reports calling for an...
Jason Potts, RMIT University; Patrik Wikström, Queensland University of Technology, and Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology The Olympics are over now for another four years, and beyond the glorious highs and heartbreaking lows of participants and spectators, there’s the...
Australia’s own version of the Panama papers is the Report of the Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System Review, February 2016. A secret alliance between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull to join forces to become the Gordon Gekko of Australian Politics?  The 2016...
Google’s £130m tax deal with the UK reveals the need for a radical overhaul of the international tax system, according to Britain’s leading authority on tax and spending. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said governments should consider going back...
Craig Fry, Victoria University He may not realise it yet, but Australian swimmer Mack Horton’s biggest achievement at the Rio Olympics this week wasn’t winning the 400m freestyle gold medal. It was the stance he took against doping, in reference...