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John Lennon’s Imagine at 50: a deceptively simple ballad, a lasting emblem of hope

  Image: EPA 1971 was a tumultuous year. The counter-cultural movement of the 60s was still being felt. Demonstrations were held opposing the Vietnam War...

Is America a ‘failing state’? How a superpower has been brought to the brink

Picture: AAP/EPA/Albert Halim After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a sense history had ended, and that the United States represented a supreme...

Australia’s UN report card: making progress, could do better on inequality and climate

A sign of a drier, hotter planet? Australia is nowhere near meeting even the modest target of a 26% emissions reduction by 2030. David...

Older people now less likely to fall into poverty

The incidence of poverty among people over 65 is decreasing in part because of increased labour force participation.  Col Ford and Natasha de Vere/Flickr The...