Serena Yu, University of Technology Sydney and David Peetz, Griffith University Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the retail and hospitality sectors: that they are no longer needed or relevant, and that they...
Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40% Uncountable numbers of drink containers end up in the ocean every year. Shutterstock Qamar Schuyler, CSIRO; Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO, and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem;...
Steve Conley got the call early on Nov. 5. A natural gas storage well was leaking methane into the air at Aliso Canyon, near a Los Angeles suburb, and no one knew just how bad it was—could he get...
Coke has promised 'less sugar', but less is still too much Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems. from www.shutterstock.com Rosemary Stanton, UNSW At last count, 28 countries and seven large cities in the USA had...
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...
The government hopes to neutralise the shocking royal commission evidence by accepting everything Kenneth Hayne recommended In political terms, it’s blindingly obvious why. A federal election is in sight. The Coalition is vulnerable on this issue, having spent years obstructing...
Banking Royal Commission's damning report: 'Things are so bad that new laws might not help' Peter Martin, The Conversation Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has identified “greed” as the key reason banks and other financial institutions repeatedly broke the law, along with...
How to transition from coal: 4 lessons for Australia from around the world Chris Briggs, University of Technology Sydney; Elsa Dominish, University of Technology Sydney, and Franziska Mey, University of Technology Sydney With 12 coal power stations in Australia closed since...
End Washington Corruption Washington works great for the wealthy and the well-connected, but it isn’t working for anyone else. Companies and wealthy individuals spend billions every year to influence Congress and federal agencies to put their interests ahead of the...
'The conduct of this bank is anything but ethical.' Lawyer Michael Bates says the CommInsure claims are 'certainly the biggest thing I’ve heard as a litigation lawyer.' Commonwealth Bank's life insurance scandal is predicted to inflict further brand damage on the...
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