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Daylight saving: why changing SA's clocks could make us sleepy and accident-prone

The South Australian government is taking public submissions on whether the state should permanently change its time zone. The move came after …

News (Australia)

Social stability is the missing link underpinning economic growth

Joe Hockey's approach to reform would be to treat voters as consumers, with promises of lower taxes and more wealth. AAP/Dan HimbrechtsCan …

Business (Australia)

Bordering on contempt: Operation Fortitude and the right to exclude

One detail you might have missed in the recent uproar over the Australian Border Force’s involvement in “Operation Fortitude” was the ABF’s …

Operation Fortitude

Superstar CEOs no substitute for diverse leaders

Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour is managing in difficult times. Tracey Nearmy/AAPThis year’s Australian reporting season has seen the return of …

Leadership

Tapping super not the answer to home ownership decline

Chipping away at your super account can have compounding results. Image sourced from shutterstock.com“All Australians should be able to retire with …

Money

Aerial patrols don't see all the sharks, but they're keeping people safe

White sharks - a threatened species responsible for a number of recent shark encounters. Scubaben/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDThe recent series of shark bites …

News (Australia)

Horse trainer Bart Cummings reaches the finishing post for the last time

Bart Cummings holds aloft his 12th Melbourne Cup, won by Viewed in 2008. The legendary trainer has died at the age of 87. AAP/Julian SmithA story …

Zombie politics vs climate action: will the coming election focus on our future?

Few other world leaders are as enthusiastic as Tony Abbott in endorsing coal as 'good for humanity'. AAP/Dan PeledThe issue of climate change has had …

Climate

Talking about our work is important but it can land researchers in trouble

The more academics fear being involved in media storms, the less they feel free to explore topics they consider important. Tim Ellis/Flickr, CC …

Research

Bank exposure to coal projects drowning in greenwash

Good for humanity? Image sourced from Shutterstock.comThe development of black coal mines in Australia continues to attract controversy, with …

Business (Australia)

Trouble looms, so rates should hold

Sharemarket volatility demonstrates global frothiness; nevertheless the case is weak for an interest rates cut. AAP/Dan PeledWild swings in global …

Economics

What has science ever done for us? The Knowledge Wars, reviewed

Electricity is only one of the marvels brought to us by science. But even that's not enough to convince some of its value. Michael …

Charles Darwin

Getting a bad rap: why problem music isn’t really a problem

Hip-hop artists such as American rapper Method Man are often accused of creating music than incites anti-social behaviour. Jazmin Million/Flickr, CC …

Jazz

Seabirds are eating plastic litter in our oceans – but not only where you'd expect

Had a gutful of plastic rubbish affecting wildlife? Britta Denise Hardesty, Author providedMany of you may have already seen the photograph above, of …

Plastic

Heydon rejects apprehended bias claim, stays on as royal commissioner

Applications from trade unions failed to convince Dyson Heydon to disqualify himself as royal commissioner. AAP/Joel CarrettDyson Heydon, the royal …

Liberal Party

Medibank Private's treatment of Calvary is truly a Via Dolorosa for consumers.

My apologies for the slightly sectarian title of this piece. I remain an enculturated Catholic despite being a long time lapsed. I think the metaphor …

Hospitals

Royal commissioner Heydon rejects calls to stand down from trade union inquiry

Commissioner Dyson Heydon during a hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in August. AAP Image/Royal Commission …

Worker's Rights

How do we 'change everything' as Naomi Klein suggests? Let's start by getting 'adversaries' to listen to one another

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the size of the problem. Paintings/Shutterstock.comThe author and activist Naomi Klein is currently on an Australian …

Naomi Klein

Health Check: do you need to stretch before and after exercise?

Some people believe stretching reduces the risk of injury, reduces soreness experienced after exercise, or enhances sporting performance. …

Exercise

Charter schools would only make our school system's problems worse

Introducing a new type of school will only make things worse for Australia's already inequitable system. Matt/Flickr, CC BY-SAA report released today …

Charter Schools

Operation Fortitude: it's not just clumsy wording that should worry us

By appointing former police officer Roman Quaedvlieg to head a uniformed branch that replaced an administrative agency, the Abbott government all but …

Operation Fortitude

Food price gap shows need for subsidies and promo deals for remote areas

Following his visit to Australia’s Northern Peninsular Area, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the ABC’s AM program that:

I would very much counsel …

Personal Finance (Australia)

What does the 'Border Farce' tell us about the future of crisis politics in Australia?

AAP/Richard MilnesThe convulsive reaction to Friday’s failed security operation by the Australian Border Force (ABF) in Melbourne was almost as …

Fascism

Taxing at the source is fair in law, so why not in practice?

The general consensus in Australia today is that multinational companies are not paying their fair share of tax. We often hear that while it may be …

News (Hong Kong)

The border is everywhere: the policy overreach behind Operation Fortitude

The cancellation of Operation Fortitude, a joint law enforcement agency operation involving the Australian Border Force (ABF) slated to be held in …

Operation Fortitude

Political Correctness: Its Origins and the Backlash Against It

PCPlease note: This article contains language some might find offensive.Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re …

We got an FOI request from Big Tobacco – here's how it went

'The people of the United Kingdom' felt the tobacco industry’s record of addicting children and then killing one in two of those who don’t escape …

Tobacco

Tobacco companies should be free to use freedom of information laws, even if we don't like it

British American Tobacco says it wants the information to ascertain whether it substantiates government claims about the impact of plain tobacco …

Government

Australian bombs won't bring peace to Syria, so why do it?

The Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to thousands of the nine million refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria. Reuters/Muhammad HamedIt …

Middle East

Dramatic sharemarket gyrations may mask longer term dangers

Time to panic, or time to chill: which is it? Reuters/Lucas JacksonThe past week saw dramatic movements on global equities markets, triggered by …

Economics