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17 March 2021

Electricity has become a jigsaw. Coal is unable to provide the missing pieces

There’s something the energy minister said when they announced the early closure of Victoria’s second-biggest coal-fired power station last week...

10 March 2021

You can't fix the economy if you can't see it: how the ABS became our secret weapon

If we survive this economic crisis (and it is looking increasingly like we will, although the end of JobKeeper at...

09 March 2021

Darknet takedowns disrupt drugs markets

Dark web takedowns by cross-border law enforcement operations have a significant impact on the availability of opioids, in particular the lethal...

01 March 2021

Chinese investment in Australia plunges to record low

Chinese investment in Australia fell by over 61 per cent in 2020, according to new data from the Chinese Investment...

25 February 2021

The $50 boost to JobSeeker will take Australia’s payment from the lowest in the OECD to the second-lowest after Greece

Fifty dollars sounds like a lot. But the increase in the JobSeeker unemployment benefit announced by Prime Minister Morrison on...

17 February 2021

The TV networks holding back the future

If I offered you money for something, an offer you didn’t have to accept, would you call it a grab?...

17 February 2021

Why the Lunar New Year is later than the Western New Year

Every year in early February, China sees hundreds of millions of people on the move.

It is the largest wave...

09 February 2021

Myanmar grabs global attention, again

In the early hours of Monday 1 February 2021, Myanmar security forces detained scores of civilian political leaders — including...

22 January 2021

Wetlands have saved Australia $27 billion in storm damage over the past five decades

Australia is in the midst of tropical cyclone season. As we write, a cyclone is forming off Western Australia’s...

20 January 2021

As Joe Biden prepares to become president, the US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts'

Every four years on January 20, the US exercises a key tenet of democratic government: the peaceful transfer of power....

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