Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have ‘nothing to lose’
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated she's open to dialogue. But unless she meets the demonstrators' demands, the protest movement isn't going to end anytime soon.
The Victorian parliament should delay its vote on the birth certificate reform bill to allow more consultation with women's groups and to assess the potential impact on single-sex spaces.
Human-driven land clearing and climate change are sending plants extinct at a rapid rate, risking a devastating biodiversity crash.
With a relatively low debt to GDP ratio, Australia was never at risk of becoming Greece. But Germany, with negative interest rates and scant prospects for economic growth, is an open question.
There's a difference between having low days and feeling bad all the time. The latter is a common feature of depression.
For decades, a book wrongly identified as 'The Holy Koran' was kept at a mosque in Broken Hill. Who was the unnamed traveller who brought Bengali stories of the prophets to the Australian desert?
In a non-policing context, having to perform such acts would be a serious assault. This is why strip searches are meant to be a last resort and only used in serious and urgent circumstances.
Whether it's a school debate or just a conversation in every day life, here are three principles to keep in mind when having an argument.
South Australia has lifted its moratorium on GM crops, while Tasmania has extended its ban. But the question should no longer be a simple binary of being "for" or "against" GM technology.
US-Iran tension in the Strait of Hormuz is just one of many looming security challenges that need closer scrutiny.
Mathematician Hannah Fry has called for tech and data scientists to make an ethical pledge, as medical doctors do. But the same result might be delivered by simply asking people to mind their bias.
State renewable energy targets have been driving energy investment in Australia. 'Where and when' the generation and transmission build occurs varies substantially under a national approach.
The Australian Classification Board has "refused classification" for at least four videogames in recent months. Such bans show the introduction of an R18+ classification was not a win for players.
Proposed reforms in Victoria will not only remove barriers for many TGD people to navigate their daily lives more safely, but help to make gender categories in general less strictly defined.
The Victorian government plans to destroy trees and sites sacred to Djab Warrung people to make way for the Western Highway at the same time as it seeks heritage listing for the Eastern Freeway.
Low-fat milk provides no extra benefit for your heart over full-fat milk, if you're healthy. But it's too soon to pour the low-fat options down the sink.
Australia has committed to joining the US and the UK in a mission to protect oil ships in the Strait of Hormuz. But why is the Strait the source of so much tension between the US and Iran?
The USA has a long colonial history – as does Denmark. The USA has even tried to buy Greenland before. But this time, Greenland isn't Denmark's to sell.
By a majority of two to one, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Pell's case, because it found guilty verdicts were open to the jury.
The Australian right-to-life movement is tiny compared to the US, but its recent adoption of US-style campaign strategies has given it an outsize voice in the debate here.