Native cherries are everywhere, but we know surprisingly little about them.
China is influential, but would not have succeeded in changing the UN human rights system without quiet consent from countries who wished to trade with it, including Canada.
The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.
The refugee and migration compacts are not perfect, but they offer the chance for countries to do better by people on the move, and should be joined.
An energy transmission network between Australia and Indonesia could help both nations achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2050.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.
The results of three surveys show that, in testing public opinion, much hangs on how the questions are asked and the surveys are designed.
Australia is the world centre for sexual deception in plants, tricking wasps along the way.
In New Zealand, sovereignty is disputed, but the Maori case for sharing it with settlers underscores the limits of First Nations consultation in Canada.
The Canadian immigration model shows that giving states and territories a say in immigration policy can help take the pressure off major urban areas.
It's time the Australians who voiced vociferous opposition to war in general and conscription in particular were commemorated as an important part of our history.
One of the great Australian trees – messmate stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua.
The British government is yet to set up a formal redress scheme for children sent away as migrants to Australia and elsewhere.
If their trade deal is delayed, this will not only create a huge loss for the Australian and Indonesian economies but also change foreign policy dynamics between the two countries.
Australia's slowly heading north to one day become part of Asia, but a study of the rocks tell us that's not the first time there's been a connection.
Efforts to claim compensation for Indonesian minors who were caught manning boats that smuggled asylum seekers to Australia may end up failing if the Australian government continues to resist.
The U.S. is not the only country worried about foreign influence over its elections. Australia is concerned too, and taking steps Americans could learn from.
Despite its magnitude, the response to the Montara oil spill did not receive the publicity of other offshore oil disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A key question heading into the Pacific Islands Forum is whether Australia can negotiate a new regional security agreement that heeds Pacific leaders' concerns.
Indonesian media's coverage of Scott Morrison's appointment as Australia's new Prime Minister signals increased public awareness of Australian politics.