Age and education levels were the most important demographic variables in the Coalition’s loss of support between the 2019 and 2022 elections, according to an Australian National University analysis
Wikileaks has already announced it will appeal the decision, and the year-long drama could drag on for many years more.
With Senate results close to being finalised across the country, Labor will need the support of the Greens and one or two other senators to get legislation through the upper house.
It would be a wasted opportunity if our political leaders came back again in six months without a long-term plan about how to fund and improve the system.
A just transition for coal mining communities has been talked about for decades. BHP’s decision this week shows it’s time to get serious.
What is the electricity grid and how does it work? How are energy supply and prices determined? An expert breaks down a few of the terms and ideas underpinning Australia’s energy crisis.
The two biggest states have jointly committed to a huge investment in early childhood education and learning over the next decade. But delivering high-quality universal preschool access won’t be easy.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Director of the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, Dr Lain Dare discuss the week in politics.
Defence minister Richard Marles’ historic trip sheds some light on the new government’s approach to national security matters.
While demand for subsidised services is high and rising, many parts of the system need improvement. The federal budget can’t solve these problems by placing the entire burden on taxpayers.
This week’s announcements will add to the need to train more early childhood workers and to ensure they are more diverse in a way that better reflects our multicultural society.
Michelle Grattan speaks to the Grattan Institute's Tony Wood about the factors that have lead to the crisis, previous governments' failure to plan for transition to renewable sources and the way out.
Time dilation might seem like science fiction, but it’s not. There are astronauts circling the Earth right now who are experiencing it – though luckily nowhere near as much as Buzz Lightyear.
With FatBlaster Max recently banned from sale, it’s a good time to look at what diet pills actually contain, and whether they work.
What happens when a writer asks us to consider the perspective of the perpetrator rather than the victim?
Climate change is changing wave patterns and strength. Bigger waves combined with sea level rise will hit coasts hard – but only in some countries.
The findings underscore the importance of acting immediately to protect threatened species from predators in the wake of catastrophic natural events.
Australia has them, so why doesn’t New Zealand have national or regional fossil emblems? A campaign to change that kicks off today.
Is it time to stop labelling scandals according to a Washington break-in 50 years ago?
In parts of Australia that are already very hot, we show how climate change is driving inequities even further – in housing, energy security and health.
Research on the impacts on schooling of COVID and bushfire and flood disasters has found academically the kids are mostly OK. It’s their well-being and recovery from trauma that demand our attention.
9.5% of Australian workers switched jobs in the past year, up from 7.5%.
Almost 8 million Aussie homes lack sufficient insulation, use sub-par heating and cooling equipment, or are badly designed. These homes account for 18% of Australia’s emissions.
On Thursday Anthony Albanese and Energy Minister Chris Bowen formally updated Australia’s international commitment for its proposed climate change action.
Even with an unemployment rate of 3.9%, wages aren’t adjusted often.
The energy crisis is hitting the east coast hard. But Western Australia is sailing through – because of government intervention in the market.
We arrived at this moment thanks to a series of policy decisions under previous governments – state and federal - that left Australia’s energy system unable to cope with the demands placed on it.
Explorer came at the dawn of the public internet. For millions of people, it will always be their first experience of the World Wide Web.
He’s been awarded Father of the Year – but there is a darker side to this character we need to talk about.
Newly reported study findings suggest a link between eating more fish and dangerous skin cancers. But the findings are based on observations only and more research is needed.
It’s early days for Littleproud’s leadership, but the policy issues the party faces – energy and live sheep exports, for example – are perennial.
Recently, concerns have been raised over the harm caused by misinformation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal elections.
The Pulitzer Prize winning writer’s latest novel, based on the true story of a champion thoroughbred, represents historical fiction at its best.
The Picasso Century at the National Gallery of Victoria is a remarkable exhibition that may change the way you will view Picasso.
Tax advisers are more likely to act as “tax exploiters” for wealthy clients but “tax enforcers” for the rest of us.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Emma La Rouche from the University of Canberra’s Media and Communications team
Recent technological advancements mean fictitious children can now be almost indistinguishable from real children in child sexual abuse material.
Already critically endangered, the southern bent-wing bat is still declining in a drying climate. If we don’t step in, it will likely be extinct within three generations of bat.
The fast-growing educational technology industry is poorly regulated and profits from user data. Australian law, education departments and schools can all do more to improve safeguards for children.
An Indigenous Voice to parliament and government does not require a constitutional enshrinement or referendum to be enacted immediately. So why is the Australian government asking for a referendum?
The government’s COVID policy for schools needs to shift from insisting on attendance to supporting the well-being of children, staff and families wherever they are.
Renewed interest in nuclear energy will go nowhere unless we talk about carbon pricing. As energy minister Chris Bowen points out, nuclear is extremely expensive.
The rate of very high psychological distress is rising most steeply in the middle aged, especially in middle-aged women on low incomes. New funding should match this need.
Australia has to reverse the decline in the study of Indonesian so that students understand the emerging power in our region and the opportunities a closer relationship offers.
Shared designs for stone tools across southern Africa show early humans had wide social connections before beginning to migrate to the rest of the world.
The “horror boom” is behind us, but now the genre is rising again.
The nine shows include two 2022 Tony Award nominees – and three more Broadway productions are set to open in coming months.
Critics ought to acknowledge that on average over time Australia’s Reserve Bank has met its inflation target, but it is worthwhile examining the way it is run.
Usually the speeches of treasury secretaries are relatively bland, echoes of their political masters. But an address this week from Steven Kennedy was something quite different.
The national broadcaster has a special role in preserving audio and visual materials, not least to underpin its own reportuing