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Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs

Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs.
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Migration memories of moving to regional Australia tell of obstacles and acceptance

There are arguments migrants can help drive growth in the regions and many who have chosen a new life in the country say it was a change for the better.
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Why is tax evasion treated more gently than benefit fraud?

Provides a commentary on the New Zealand criminal justice system's treatment of tax evasion compared with welfare fraud - in the context of reactions to Metiria Turei's admission of welfare fraud.
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Privacy and the postal plebiscite

By putting the Australian Bureau of Statistics in charge of the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey, the Australian Government is failing to learn from its previous privacy blunders, Monique Mann writes.
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Too hot in the city

Our concrete jungles are getting so hot they could eventually become uninhabitable. But a team of UNSW researchers is working hard to cool them down.
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Here's what social media can tell us about the performance of Australian cities

Since 2016, the Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities, providing local leaders with critical near-time data on the skills, connections and mobility of their workers.
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Why aren't more buildings heated using geothermal energy?

It's clean, abundant, and will outlast humanity — so why aren't more buildings tapping into the heat beneath our feet?
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A genealogy of open access: negotiations between openness and access to research

This article presents a genealogy of the term open access, focusing on the separate histories that emphasise openness and reusability on the one hand, as borrowed from the open-source software and free culture movements, and accessibility on the other hand, as represented by proponents of...
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To keep heatwaves at bay, aged care residents deserve better quality homes

Research suggests that residential aged care facilities are not well regulated in terms of providing safe indoor temperatures, especially during hot summer months.
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Property crowdfunding platform EstateBaron wants to make investing in real estate accessible to everyone

It’s almost impossible to go a day in Sydney without having at least one conversation about property prices. The city is consumed with property prices, with news of record sales figures on our screens and in the newspapers almost every night.