My kingdom for a duvet …
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
Some changes to visa rules could make travel easier for scientists.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
The Tent Embassy in Canberra has for decades been symbolic of the tensions in Australian cities about recognition, reconciliation and land justice.
Imagine if we did urban development in a way that honours Indigenous histories, knowledge and relationships with those places.
Suicide is uncommon during pregnancy – it occurs more frequently when a pregnancy is over.
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The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Christian Porter is championing a new approach to the way welfare is distributed in Australia.
The proof of whether an investment approach to welfare actually does improve outcomes for the disadvantaged is still some years down the track.
The idea that we make rational choices is the basis for how businesses and governments make their plans. But psychologists have been asking some awkward questions.
New water policies could cause even more harm to the already damaged Tukituki River.
Phillip Capper/Wikimedia Commons
New Zealand’s economically driven approach to ecological decline risks entrenching environmental problems rather than solving them.
Australia can learn from the failings of New Zealand’s welfare system.
Australia should learn from the failings of New Zealand's investment approach to welfare.
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right about voter turnout in New Zealand?
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right to say on Q&A that voting is only compulsory in Australia and Belgium, and that 90% of New Zealanders vote even though it's voluntary?
Does the rest of the world care about Australia’s election?
Experts in the UK, US, India, Indonesia and NZ explain how Australia's election is playing out abroad and what's at stake for our neighbours and allies.
The UK has limits on expenditure by political parties and third parties, and doesn’t allow paid advertising in electronic media at all.
Unlike similar democracies, Australia neither limits political donations nor campaign expenditure by political parties at the federal level.
There is no evidence that community treatment orders work, so why does the UK still use them?
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
Mergers are the next logical step as media leaders chase profits.
If a New Zealand-focused deal between Fairfax and APN gets approval readers can expect less access to local news content.
Indigenous people have poorer health outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
Clive Hyde/Northern Territory Government
Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
Why those who want to lean on imperial relations should think again.
Black rhino cow and calf, southern Africa.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
Does New Zealand have a more realistic view of its strategic environment than Australia? Given that many hard-headed Australian strategists think that New Zealand freeloads on Australia’s security efforts…
Big promises: John Key addresses the COP21 opening session.
New Zealand Prime Minister won plaudits at COP21 for issuing a declaration against fossil fuel subsidies. But he has also effectively weakened his country's emissions target.