Commentary

Commentary

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30 Jul 2018

California has the world’s fourth largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, which raises billions of dollars for the state. An innovative project is directing some of that revenue to bringing renewable power and energy efficiency to some of the state’s most disadvantaged communities.

The main...

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29 Jul 2018

Deft management and misleading polls helped turn Super Saturday into a public relations coup for Labor.

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26 Jul 2018

A combination of people-centric urban design, progressive parental leave policies and heavily subsised childcare is making it easy for families to stay in Copenhagen, rather than head for the suburbs. It is in this context that Kids’ City Copenhagen was designed. Janie Green speaks with...

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26 Jul 2018

If ever there was a time of grief for journalism in Australia, it is today, with the announcement that Nine Entertainment is taking over Fairfax Media.

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26 Jul 2018

Nine’s takeover is the logical outcome of bad media policy, and we’ll all live with the consequences, writes Margaret Simons.

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A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness and depression, especially in low-resource neighborhoods.
25 Jul 2018

What’s in a fence? More than you’d think. In neighborhoods where as little as about $1,000 was spent transforming a vacant lot with some grass, a few trees, and a short wooden fence, people felt less depressed and less worthless.

“The beauty of the...

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24 Jul 2018

The rising death toll in the Mediterranean reflects a deeper problem with European policy towards irregular migrants.

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23 Jul 2018

As a liberal democracy, Australia needs its own report on US torture in Iraq and has a legal and moral obligation to prevent torture.

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19 Jul 2018

Tony Abbott is an unwelcome presence — for the government at least — amid the tangle of by-elections on 28 July, writes Peter Brent.

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19 Jul 2018

Amid a flurry of reports comes the information we need for real progress — and some sobering data.