Revealed: how Australian politicians would bridge the trust divide

Unsurprisingly, Australian politicians are happier than their constituents with the way our democracy works.ShutterstockWe hear a lot from citizens about the failings of Australian democracy and the n...

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4 Trends To Help Your Business Grow Next Year

As we come to the end of the year, the shops gear up for Halloween and Christmas and the new year, work winds down in most offices and plans for the new year are on everyone’s mind. Knowing what to ...

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We can’t drought-proof Australia, and trying is a fool's errand

The push to 'drought-proof' Australia is dangerous nonsense.AAP Image/Mick TsikasThere is a phrase in the novel East of Eden that springs to mind every time politicians speak of “drought-proofin...

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Our land abounds in nature strips – surely we can do more than mow a third of urban green space

Even the standard grassed nature strip has value for local wildlife.Michelle/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDYou may mock the national anthem by singing “Our land abounds in nature strips” but what you...

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Don't calm down! Exam stress may not be fun but it can help you get better marks

If you let it work for you, stress can be your secret weapon.from shutterstock.comTwo-thirds of young people experience levels of exam stress that mental health organisation ReachOut describes as &ldq...

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Revenge of the moderators: Facebook's online workers are sick of being treated like bots

Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs may have to take notice of their workers' complaints.Aaron Schwarz / ShutterstockReports of Facebook moderators’ appalling working conditions have been making...

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China has form as a sports bully, but its full-court press on the NBA may backfire

It’s unlikely Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team, realised he’d be sparking an international diplomatic incident when, on October 4, he tweeted the followi...

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These 3 factors predict a child's chance of obesity in adolescence (and no, it's not just their weight)

The mother's education level is also a factor.Brainsil/ShutterstockThree simple factors can predict whether a child is likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence: the child&rs...

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View from The Hill: Alan Jones v Scott Morrison on the question of how you feed a cow

The battle between Jones and Morrison came down to the repeated, and, for the seething Jones, existential question, 'How does that feed a cow?'ShutterstockThe last PM shock jock Alan Jones slapped dow...

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In contrast to Australia's success with hepatitis C, our response to hepatitis B is lagging

While hepatitis B can't be cured in the same way hepatitis C can, effective treatment is available.From shutterstock.comAround one-third of Australians living with hepatitis C have been cured in the l...

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Australia is facing a looming cyber emergency, and we don't have the high-tech workforce to counter it

Nick Warner, the new director general of the Office of National Intelligence, has sounded the alarm about Australia's lack of preparedness to counter cyber-threats.Alan Porritt/AAPThis is part of a ne...

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Comprehensive gun register part of next stage of firearms law reform post Christchurch shootings

New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern, police minister Stuart Nash (right) and the minister for Christchurch regeneration Megan Woods announcing stronger gun laws and the creation of a firearms registry.AAP...

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Double counting of emissions cuts may undermine Paris climate deal

Ice floe adrift in Vincennes Bay in the Australian Antarctic Territory. There are fears efforts to combat global warming will be undermined by double counting of carbon credits.AAP/Torsten BlackwoodIn...

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Gareth Evans: how to be a successful political leader

What are the attributes, self-belief apart, we should reasonably look for in choosing political leaders?AAP/Dean LewinsThis is an edited extract from a presentation to Leon Mann Leadership Forum, co-s...

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