Queensland opposition MPs want crocodile egg harvesting to be expanded, as in the Northern Territory. The difference is, the territory's government has stayed committed to sustainability research.
Despite a fearsome reputation, it seems Australia's wildlife doesn't scare away tourists.
How do you balance coal and conservation? New research from Queensland hints at an answer.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Gerard Baden-Clay's successful appeal against a conviction for the murder of his wife should not be misread as a sign of judicial tolerance of domestic violence.
At a time when Australia is discussing the adequacy of legal responses to domestic violence, decisions that serve to lessen the culpability of men’s violence against women are undoubtedly concerning.
Police are entrusted with enforcing the laws against domestic violence – the same laws that some are breaking in their own relationships.
Despite 15 years of concerted action by the Australian and Queensland governments the health of the reef is not improving and in fact may be continuing to deteriorate.
Police-worn body cameras could be a helpful tool for law enforcement in cases involving domestic violence. But they could also have unintended consequences.
Australia needs to treat and respond to domestic violence as a serious crime threat with risk mitigation and crime management strategies.
Matthew Condon’s new book, All Fall Down, ends Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis’ story amid the demise of the Rat Pack and their corrupt system of graft payments known as “The Joke”.
The latest Great Barrier Reef report shows some improvements to water quality over the past five years, but there's still a lot to do on one particular problem: nitrogen.
Both industry and environmental groups need more certainty over the government's approvals process. But the recent hectic rhetoric has given them less certainty - and that could be bad for both sides.
We’ve heard promises to act on domestic violence too often before. But a new Queensland plan offers public accountability measures – which could finally turn rhetoric into real action.
The Palaszczuk government's first budget for Queensland has promised to drive new investement and jobs in the knowledge based sectors.
Giving people the right to ask about their partner’s history of domestic violence sounds like a good idea – but there are good reasons why Rosie Batty and others have raised concerns.
Today's organised crime occurs through loose and undefined networks made up of criminal entrepreneurs and freelancers with little concern for group branding or loyalty.
The coast alongside the Great Barrier Reef is home to ports, farms, holiday resorts, and more than a million people. It all puts pressure on the Reef, and it's time for some firms plans to manage it.
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to the world's wildlife, but recent projects provide hope that we'll be able to help species adapt.
It's rare for research to have an immediate impact on policy, but lessons learnt from a successful venture in Queensland can show how it can be done.