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Housing costs placing pressure on Australia's most vulnerable

Those in the private rental market are spending more than ever on keeping a roof over their heads in many parts of Australia.
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Why we herd and how it can harm us

University of South Australia behavioural economist, Michelle Baddeley, explains why we herd when making consumer decisions, and what we can miss out on when we do.
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1938 revisited? Should doors open wider to Syrian refugees?

Does it seem that every time the world watches refugees flee violence and persecution while politicians claim their country can't possibly take in asylum seekers, we lamentingly claim that the world will never again turn its back on these people. And yet the next time...
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Is school choice reducing cultural diversity?

Parental choice, supported by government funding, has produced a very diverse school system. It’s no longer the norm to send all children to the local comprehensive public high school. School choice has sharpened the dividing line between students from different socio-economic backgrounds but it also...
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Sex after 60: what do we need to know?

Even after a lifetime of experience, there are still questions that need to be asked about the sexual health and practices of older people. Dr Bianca Fileborn is asking those questions. She is an instigator of a first-of-its-kind study called Sex, Age and Me: A...