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A tribute to those lost from the community, people march with We Will Not Rest #UntilWe'reSafe t-shirts during Toronto Pride parade on June 24, 2018. Many feel the recent killings in Toronto might have received more attention had the victims not been homosexuals or racialized men. The Canadian Press/Cole Burston

Gay Village killings show there’s still tension between Toronto cops, LGBTQ community

The murder investigation of missing gay men in Toronto has raised questions of inequalities. A long view of police relationships with LGBTQ communities in Canada show that much progress has been made.
Success with conservation of Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-Cockatoos can now be compared with other bird conservation efforts around the country. Ian Sanderson/Flickr

For the first time we’ve looked at every threatened bird in Australia side-by-side

New research has shown how to measure conservation progress for Australia's 238 endangered bird species
China’s rising influence in the region has alarmed many defence experts. But the question remains: would Australia ever need to fight China on its own? Joel Carrett/AAP

With China-US tensions on the rise, does Australia need a new defence strategy?

Australia committed A$195 billion to defence spending in 2016, but many now believe this is insufficient with China's rising influence in the region.
Trans porn star Korra Del Rio camming from her room in Las Vegas. Sophie Pezzutto

Why adult video stars rely on camming

With pirated and amateur pornography widely available online, porn no longer provides a steady income for many working in the adult industry.
Malcolm Turnbull was the latest prime minister to be ousted before the end of his term in August, 2018. AAP/Sam Mooy

Book: Are short prime ministerships the new normal?

With John Howard in 2004-7 the last prime minister to serve a full term, it may seem Australia has sunk into a long rein of political instability. But that is not necessarily the case.
At least in the movies, Superman is getting less productive. We are scarcely any more productive than we were two years ago, and it is weighing on wages. Shutterstock

Unlocking Australia’s productivity paradox. Why things aren’t that super

In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
It pays to pay attention to small changes. They end up determining what works. Shutterstock

Tinkering can achieve a lot. Politics isn’t broken

Big social and economic reforms are rare. What's much more common is tinkering. It happens all the time and shapes the big changes when they come.
Women of the Peppimenarti community, about 320 km south-west of Darwin. The statistics suggest Indigenous households in remote and very remote areas are more effective at managing money to avoid hardship. AAP Image/Dan Peled

Traditional culture may help Indigenous households manage money better

We decided to dig into the statistics and compare the experience of financial stress in Indigenous and non-Indigenous households. Our findings surprised us.
Mountain biking seems harmless but can damage soil and scare wildlife. Pixabay

Trails on trial: which human uses are OK for protected areas?

National parks and nature reserves are vital for conservation, but are also great places for recreation. Balancing the two is tricky, but it can be done if we realise parks are not just playgrounds.

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