Australia to amend parts of the Racial Discrimination Act

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The Abbott government has announced plans to amend sections of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), in particular Section 18C. Ben Mapuranga argues that this is not the time to change one of the pillars of Australia’s multicultural society.

Good intentions – unintended outcomes

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Designing public policy in a multi-disciplinary world is difficult. Peter Fritz gives examples of policies with good intentions and unintended outcomes.

Going Red in the fight against our No.1 killer

Mary Barry's picture

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in Australia. Mary Barry, National CEO of the Heart Foundation, says that knowing your risk is the first step to stopping heart disease.

Acting versus reacting - planning your financial future

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We don’t have much control over the recent federal budget. Michal Bodi explains which steps we can take to plan our financial future with a family budget.

The rise of hyper-local social networking

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Every social network channel has its specific use. Darren Moffatt says that emerging online technology will connect neighbours, improve community relations and revitalise urban living.

Make the grey go!

Loani Tierney's picture

Urban design is increasingly incorporating gardens into their planning. Loani Tierney invites us to look around and take the initiative to transform our bit of the world into a green space.