We aren’t all equal when it comes to climate vulnerability
A new index from the University of Melbourne measures social vulnerability against the health burden of climate change in Australia and shows vast inequalities.
Australian universities must prioritise Indigenous engineers
Indigenous ingenuity has the skills modern engineers strive for. Universities must shift their higher education paradigm says University of Melbourne expert.
Too many Aussies are starting a family and raising their kids in poverty
New University of Melbourne research finds that the birth of a first child in Australia reduces household income and increases the risk of poverty.
Reptiles are helping us better understand threats to Australia’s biodiversity
A University of Melbourne study shows Australian reptiles change their preference for burnt habitat depending on whether they live near native forest or pasture
Fighting to save our Aussie bees – one bee hotel at a time
University of Melbourne student Clancy Lester is working with Indigenous communities on a mission to save Australia’s native bees
Over the last 21 years, the highest earners received the most tax relief
Despite average tax rates trending downwards, high-income earners are getting the most benefits, shows the University of Melbourne's HILDA survey.
Vaping is ‘a young person phenomenon’ in Australia
For the first time, the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA survey has explored who is using vapes, and it’s Australia’s young people getting hooked
Australia’s young people are getting lonelier
Younger Australians are more likely than their parents or grandparents to feel alone, finds the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA survey.
More Australian adult children are living with their parents longer
Australian parents are waiting longer for an empty nest as their adult children live at home for longer, finds the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA study
The ‘perfect storm’ causing Australians psychological distress
Over the past 15 years, more Australians have experienced growing psychological distress, finds the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA survey.