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Forget what's happening in the economy, just latch on to a scary label
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Opinion

Forget what's happening in the economy, just latch on to a scary label

There is no science behind the notion that two successive quarters of “negative growth” equal a God-given licence to use the r-word.

  • by Ross Gittins

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'We didn’t see any reason to stay in the suburbs': The greying of inner-city Sydney
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'We didn’t see any reason to stay in the suburbs': The greying of inner-city Sydney

The population of older people in the City of Sydney is projected to more than double by 2036.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Getting to the dark heart of our asylum seeker hysteria
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Opinion

Getting to the dark heart of our asylum seeker hysteria

Is it a concern with practicalities or something much deeper and darker that drives our fear of asylum seekers?

  • by Jessica Irvine
Hungary to give lifetime tax exemption to women who have four children
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Hungary to give lifetime tax exemption to women who have four children

Hungary's anti-immigration Prime Minister said the government would increase financial aid and subsidies for families in a bid to boost the population.

Migrants face deportation if they move, under population control visas
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Migrants face deportation if they move, under population control visas

State governments are pushing back against a federal request for more information on their population growth.

  • by David Crowe and Eryk Bagshaw
Japanese minister apologises for comment on Japan's shrinking population
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Japanese minister apologises for comment on Japan's shrinking population

The gaffe-prone Taro Aso, a 78-year-old former prime minister, blamed childless women for the country's alarming population trend.

  • by Mari Yamaguchi
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We can learn a lot from inner cities' 'third places'

We can learn a lot from inner cities' 'third places'

Why outer suburbs lack inner city’s ‘third places’: a partial defence of the hipster.

  • by Peter Walters
Australian university academic held in Iran has been freed: lawyer
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Australian university academic held in Iran has been freed: lawyer

Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, a dual Australian-Iranian citizen, is a population expert affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

Australasia rising: who we are becoming
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Australasia rising: who we are becoming

When better than Australia Day to examine the rapid shifts in our make-up - and what it means for our future.

  • by George Megalogenis
Labor vows to halt 'rampant' development in parts of Sydney
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Labor vows to halt 'rampant' development in parts of Sydney

Labor leader Michael Daley says western Sydney has been "clobbered" by unfair housing targets and he wants to go back to the drawing board.

  • by Alexandra Smith
The grey boom changing the face of Australia's young capital
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The grey boom changing the face of Australia's young capital

Canberrans were once unable to find a grandparent to babysit their kids. Today, the national capital is older and wiser.

  • by Doug Dingwall