One of the Institute of Public Affair's greatest successes has been to stitch climate denialism into the very fabric of the conservative political identity. From anti-vaxxers to climate deniers to a general simmering scepticism of science, denialism in all its...
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...
Detail from Tom Polo. ‘I once thought I’d do anything for you. (Joan)’ acrylic on canvas 152.5 x 101.5cm © the artist Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins Joanna Mendelssohn, UNSW The Archibald Prize, which is in the process of being judged at the Art Gallery of New...
What are franking credits, how do they work and who is entitled to them? What is a franking credit? Franking credits are only available to Australian residents, and not to foreign owners of Australian companies. A franking credit is an...
Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...
Forget what politicians say. What truly matters is what they do. And what they do is vote, to write our laws which affect us all. A Parliamentary Democracy for Everybody In Australia, every 3 years or so, we all head to polling places...
Victorian Labor's thumping win reveals how out of step with voters Liberals have become A jubilant Daniel Andrews celebrates a resounding win in the Victorian election. AAP/Daniel Pockett Paul Strangio, Monash University The commanding return to office of the Andrews government emphatically reaffirms...
Fewer alcohol-related visits to inner Sydney emergency room since 'lockout laws' introduced Diana Egerton-Warburton, Monash University The emergency room at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital has seen a 10% reduction in the incidence of fractures that are often caused by a punch...
'Honeygate' deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated The new discovery significantly deepens the ‘fake honey’ scandal. Subbotina Anna/Shutterstock.com Mark Patrick Taylor, Macquarie University and Xiaoteng Zhou, Macquarie University More than a quarter of commercial honey brands have potentially been...
Energy prices are high because consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure Bruce Mountain, Victoria University The preliminary report on energy prices released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) suggests that the consumer watchdog is concerned about...
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