A series looking at Australian life today and its possible future directions.
The Outlook: for smoking
With tobacco consumption by Australians at a record low, various health groups and experts are urging Australia not to become complacent while others want policy-makers to proceed with caution.
The Outlook: for ageing
Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world and are staying healthier for longer, and while this can be seen as a great achievement of modern society, it also highlights what some say is a lack of planning in addressing this fundam
The Outlook: for space
The Federal Government has released the charter for the newly established Australian Space Agency, calling it the first step towards developing Australia's space economy into a $12 billion industry by 2030.
The Outlook: for a republic
The visit of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan was warmly received, but is there a nexus between support for the royals and the retention of Australia's constitutional monarchy?
The Outlook: for rental
A rise in the number of people renting in Australia over the past two decades has triggered calls for changes to laws to better protect tenants.
The Outlook: for climate
This year has been one of the hottest and driest since records began, and the outlook for relief from the dry conditions is not promising.