Boom and dust for Mallee towns

Tiny towns in the Mallee struggle to find inventive ways to remain viable, write Georgie Filip, Lucy Bateman, Abbey Thorpe and Rudie Dodd.

Is education foreign aid?

Academics say the Coalition’s boost to Australian awards is an inefficient use of scarce aid funds but universities think they teach students about Australian culture, writes Lucy Slade.

No chance for first home buyers in Kooyong

Investment properties, exorbitant house prices and misleading information from agents is making it hard for first home buyers to buy property in Kooyong, write Steven Blacker and Dylan Piscioneri.

Students kick goals with sporting programs

Encouraging children to play more sport is a policy priority for all parties, with the Coalition set to continue rolling out its Sporting School programs. Claudia Alp reports.

A new Aussie dream

Rising house prices and population pressures on supply raises the prospect that instead of buyng a home young Australians will rent an apartment all their lives. Donal Sheil reports.