Mike Quigley, University of Technology Sydney A National Broadband Network (NBN) based on Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) was, and still is, the right answer for Australia’s broadband needs. Compared to the original FTTP-based NBN, we are currently on the way...
Why businesses want the ear of government and are willing to pay for it George Rennie, University of Melbourne Political donations and lobbying are a significant drain on the economy as it can damage competition, create monopolies and divert resources to...
Roman Lanis, University of Technology Sydney and Ross McClure, University of Technology Sydney Information released this week by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on the amount of tax paid by some of Australia’s largest private companies raises questions about the...
Every dollar the Queensland government spends on handouts to coal companies is a dollar that can’t be spent on schools, teachers, hospitals or nurses. Sign the Open Letter here - http://bit.ly/back_qld Queensland has been amongst the lowest in state spending...
Here’s why the WHO says a coronavirus vaccine is 18 months away The World Health Organisation said this week it may be 18 months before a vaccine against the coronavirus is publicly available. Let’s explore why, even with global efforts, it might...
Peter MacLeod Published on Sun Aug 16 2015 Here's a good news story for anyone exhausted at the prospect of our federal election and curious about the health of Canadian democracy. You might never know it watching the endless...
The environmental and ecological disasters occurring at the Murray-Darling Basin are driven by capitalism, writes John Passant. ABOUT 2.6 MILLION Australians live in the Murray-Darling Basin. Three million get their drinking water from it. The Basin covers 1 million square kilometres...

The Story Behind Banksy

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The subversive and secretive street artist turned the art world upside-down Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given...
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...
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...