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A Blog post is an entry in a Weblog. A Weblog is A Web page that provides frequent continuing publication of Web links and/or comments on a specific topic or subject (broad or narrow in scope), often in the form of short entries arranged in reverse chronological order, the most recently added piece of information appearing first.

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15 Mar 2018

ASEAN’s ability to adapt to new challenges that will determine its future relevance.

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8 Mar 2018

In March 2018, the 457 Visa will be formally abolished and replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortage visa. This FlagPost analyses one part of the visa in an attempt to understand how its credibility may have changed over time.

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23 Feb 2018

The ‘gender pay gap’ is a major contributor to conditions that enable and perpetuate domestic and family violence. That women on average earn much less than men increases their vulnerability to financial abuse, makes it difficult for them to leave violent relationships, and leaves them...

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12 Feb 2018

The federal government has announced two changes to quality and compliance visits made to nursing homes by assessors from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. The first change is a result of a 2015–16 Budget measure to expand cost recovery arrangements for the agency, and...

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1 Feb 2018

China is unlikely to be influenced by advice from countries which seem intent on seeking to contain its growth or restrict its role as a great power, writes Michael Powles.

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20 Dec 2017

Among the various drivers of risk in the world today, two stand out: climate change and rapidly rising levels of inequality. While each by itself has serious consequences for achieving development goals, their convergence has become a subject of heightened attention.

The convening of...

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5 Dec 2017

The Census provides a snapshot of employment at August 2016 based on where a person usually lives and, in this case, the electorate level data can assist in analysing variations in employment patterns for an electorate when compared to a larger region. Sub-regions within an...

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What barriers prevent people from moving to rural and regional locations?
8 Nov 2017

If rural and regional areas are to counteract the historical ‘pull to cities’ and compete with the dynamics of agglomeration, higher wages, greater employment opportunities and levels of services, then having a reliable supply of affordable, quality ‘to-buy’ and rental housing will play a key...

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27 Oct 2017

After five years, the Australian government practice of offshore processing of asylum seekers on Manus Island is about to finish.

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25 Oct 2017

C40 mayors' open letter and their fossil-fuel-free streets declaration to achieve 'green and healthy streets'.

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18 Oct 2017

On 16 October 2017, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly elected fifteen new members to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, including Australia for the first time.

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26 Sep 2017

The Australian Parliamentary Library has compiled some statistics on the voting records of the minor parties and Independent MPs in both Houses during the first year of the 45th Parliament.

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18 Sep 2017

This article shines a spotlight on healthy planning for rural and regional communities, and dispels a few commonly held myths about the reality of the health and wellbeing challenges for those beyond the city.

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31 Aug 2017

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has released information confirming South Australia will lose one electorate, and Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory will each gain one.

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15 Aug 2017

In this post, the author argues argues that the scholarly communication ecosystem should aim not only to be open, but non-profit too.

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3 Aug 2017

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and managed by the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne.

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25 Jul 2017

To understand the major barrier to making our cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly places, just stand in the centre of almost any Australian city and look up. The chances are you will be in the shadow of a tall building totally reliant on air-conditioning...

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21 Jul 2017

Prior to the current term of Parliament, only five parliamentarians had ever lost their seats due to Constitutional eligibility reasons.

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20 Jul 2017

Through its profitable exploitation of planning system loopholes on affordable housing obligations, Lendlease has achieved notoriety within UK affordable housing advocacy circles. And just how this came about is a tale with direct implications for Sydney.

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12 Jul 2017

This article explores different perspectives on the relationship between alcohol, drugs and domestic/family violence.