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Can we thrive economically but save the earth at the same time? A review of ‘How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources―and What Happens Next’

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Andrew McAfee's new book, More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources — and What Happens Next, offers a thoroughly analytical, brightly optimistic take on technology’s impact on humanity — and a hopeful vision for what lies ahead, writes Vanessa Bates Ramirez.

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Maranguka: how local leadership and social innovation are helping Bourke cut crime and improve lives

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Having been dubbed through mainstream media one of the most dangerous communities in the world, a collaborative community effort led by Alistair Ferguson has made remarkable progress in reducing Bourke's crime and incarceration rates, creating better-coordinated support for its vulnerable families and children, and reducing the number of its Aboriginal families experiencing high levels of social disadvantage.

The ‘sports rorts’ affair shows the government misunderstands the role of the public service

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The government’s defence of Bridget McKenzie and the prime minister’s call for advice from the head of his department reveal a remarkable misunderstanding (or, less surprisingly, a remarkable misrepresentation) of the respective roles of ministers and administrators. In defending the actions of his deputy, Bridget McKenzie, National Party leader Michael McCormack said: if we only […]