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Police in Darwin have jailed nearly 1,000 Aboriginal people under new public order laws that allow detention without an arrest warrant. Following a black death in custody, the coroner said the laws should be repealed because they perpetuate and entrench Indigenous disadvantage. But the NT...
By 2050 a quarter of our population will be over sixty-five but we'll be living longer and with different expectations of life in our latter years. We explore the options of how to live and where to live beyond the conventional choices of downsizing the...
This report released by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia finds that postcode is a good predictor of disadvantage.
If a temporary migrant has a baby with an Australian, the baby is a citizen. But if the couple splits up, the foreign parent doesn't have the right to stay in Australia and stay close to their child. It's often up to the Immigration Minister...
World demand for food is booming but Australia's participation in that growth is not inevitable. The Australian Farm Institute warns we need to bust some myths about the nation's relative competitiveness, invest capital, build skills and marketing capacity and play smarter if we are going...
What is the real cost of your three dollar t-shirt?
If you're a fashion lover you might recognise a designer label, but can you tell where the fabric came from? Or who dyed the cotton?
A new report is being released today scrutinises...
New data shows that the majority of homeless young people in Australia have come straight out of state care.
Welfare organisations say the national survey of 400 homeless young people should be a wake-up call for state governments.
Many disability support pensioners will be shifted to a revamped version of the Newstart allowance if the Government accepts the findings of the McClure inquiry into Australia's costly welfare system.
The wide-ranging review has recommended a dramatic streamlining of the overall number of payments...
The US government is warning its citizens that the next wave of terrorism could likely be digital, and if left unchecked, may result in a 'cyber Pearl Harbour'. President Barack Obama has promised a hardline approach to cybersecurity, but as digital security expert Ralph Echemendia...
In Australia, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the US in 2001, more than sixty pieces of legislation have been passed into law, that significantly strengthen the powers of intelligence organisations. This program opens the file on one of Australia's earliest, highly secretive...