How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box?
We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.
The NDIS poses many more challenges to parents with children newly diagnosed with developmental delay.
Informal early support through intervention programs helps parents understand their child's newly diagnosed disability. But what will happen when, under the NDIS, these services no longer exist?
Solomon MP Natasha Griggs holds one of the most marginal Coalition seats, so will be hoping for more prime ministerial visits – with funding attached.
Territorians will go to the polls for the next Northern Territory election only eight weeks after the July 2 election – blurring the lines between local controversies and how people vote federally.
Not everyone can see past the hard stare and sharp teeth of crocodiles.
The easiest way to keep people safe around crocodiles is to make sure they understand the risks.
Dead river red gums line a dry creek west of Mildura.
We'll have to get our priorities in order to protect Australia's wildlife.
Alpine meadows are a pretty rare sight in Australia.
The alpine landscapes of Australia's southeast and Tasmania are home to hundreds of rare plants and animals. They're healthy for now, but need careful looking after.
You need to keep a close eye on croc numbers for several decades before knowing how many eggs to harvest.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
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.
Fighting fires in remote wilderness requires a different way of thinking.
Fires in Tasmania have burnt thousands of hectares of wilderness. Other remote fires it's better to put them out quickly.
Perhaps you might enjoy this list of movies and videos that look at ways contemporary Sydney has been fictionally invaded or destroyed on the big screen.
It seems to me no coincidence that in Australian popular culture our founding colony is usually the site of major onscreen attacks. Might this speak of cultural guilt and repressed truths?
A company’s homepage will tell you more about its core values than any “social responsibility” statement.
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Do companies really mean it when they talk about being socially responsible? Judging by their mission statements and homepages, it seems increasingly that resources firms do, but many retailers don't.
Australia has around a million hectares of plantations, much of them no longer commercially viable.
The GFC killed off Australia's timber plantation boom, leaving behind a million hectares of timber. But by recognising the carbon value in these trees, a new industry could grow in place of the old.
Research shows that female academics and those with family commitments were more likely to be bullied.
A new study shows that academics in regional universities are more likely to experience bullying than their city peers.
Eating kangaroos is sustainable.
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Campaigners against commercial kangaroo harvesting say it's unsustainable and have convinced California to extend a ban on kangaroo imports. But are Australia's world-famous roos really at risk?
It’s high time we gave Australian wildlife a helping hand.
AAP Image/Sam Mooy
A 21st century government would put the environment on at least an equal footing with the economy. That means no more extinctions, and no more putting ourselves before wildlife or future generations.
Gamba Grass is altering fire regimes in the Top End, threatening human life and property, natural assets including Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, and compromising savanna burning programs.
One of the Australian government's new research priorities is "environmental change". But can be hard to know how to tackle such huge and interlinked issues as climate change and species extinctions.
We need to level the playing field socially for a more equal workplace
If you're a woman in poverty, you're at risk of sexual exploitation. If you've just become educated and employed, then you're at greater risk of domestic abuse.
High temperatures can make students restless, listless and unable to pay attention.
High temperatures have been found to have a negative effect on learning, so how are schools in northern Australia coping?
There’s nothing feral about this Australian wildcat.
Photograph by Angus Emmott
There's been a lot of talk about killing feral cats, with the government's recently announced war on cats, with a goal to kill two million by 2020. But let's embrace cats as part of Australia's environment.
For fear of injury and lack of space, playgrounds are becoming unimaginative and uninspiring.
New research has found that fears of playground accidents such as falls have led to considerable changes in school playgrounds, reflecting a climate of over-policing and surplus rules and regulations.
The white paper on developing northern Australia outlines a solid vision - now for action.
The White Paper on Developing Northern Australia represents the most comprehensive attempt yet to think through the development possibilities of the north.