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Is this the budget that forgot renters?

The measures in the 2017-18 federal budget targeting the supply of lower-cost rental housing are limited. For the majority of Australia’s renters, housing will remain unaffordable, insecure and out of reach.

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Budget’s ‘good debt’ conversion underpins $70b-plus infrastructure program: experts respond

Decisions about infrastructure in Australia reached a new level of incompetence on budget night. The planning process for identifying what assets should be built and how their roll-out should be staged remains inadequate.

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Live odds ban debate exposes sport and gambling’s uncomfortable mutual dependency

Watching sport on TV may not be a healthy activity, but it should at least do more good than harm. Yet viewers are exposed to promotional messages extolling the virtues of alcohol, fatty foods and sugary drinks.

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Police officer suicide: it’s not just about workplace stress, but culture too

The inquest into the tragic death of former New South Wales police detective Ashley Bryant highlights the issue of suicide among police officers.

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The art of conversation with the Second Lady

The Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence, has made it her personal project to advance the cause of Art Therapy and raise the profile of the profession

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Men can help women deal with their PMS

Many women experience physical and emotional symptoms before they menstruate. A study recently found that couples counselling reduced moderate to severe premenstrual symptoms and improved relationship satisfaction

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Moving autism on TV beyond the genius stereotype

If children can find a bit of themselves or their friends in characters on screen, they can see autism from a different perspective. Characters needn't be taboo, but rather, merit acceptance and inclusion

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Every picture tells a story, but visualisation can tell the right one

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.But how much data can a picture capture? Or, more interestingly, how can a picture tell a story that's hiding in data?

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