Iraqis celebrate the recapture of Mosul from Islamic State.
While Islamic State might be taking significant blows, including the recapture of the key Iraqi city, there is no reason to expect the violent and radical group will disappear.
Migration legislation does not require judicial authorisation for a person to be deprived of their freedom.
In a free society, it ought never to be lawful for a government to detain people by executive order alone.
These migratory pied imperial-pigeons in Far North Queensland, like many of Australia’s 22 species of native pigeons and doves, play an important role in our ecosystems but may be at risk from emerging viruses in domestic pigeons.
Two recently emerging viruses in domestic pigeons in Australia may pose a significant threat to Australia's 22 species of native pigeons and doves, many of which have crucial ecosystem roles.
Parents need to adopt new roles to encourage learning when their kids transition to primary school.
The transition from early learning parent involvement to primary school level often leads to less face time with school and teachers and more home-based support for children.
Muslim women were particular targets of abuse.
A new report finds that Islamophobia is prevalent in Australia – to ignore it would only entrench the problem more deeply.
The Murray-Darling Basin is an incredibly complex ecological system.
A recent report argues more water is needed to resurrect the Murray-Darling Basin. But simply increasing river flow alone could actually harm the Basin.
Films like Mean Girls often show the high school jungle, but they lack the gravitas of films such as Boyhood.
The success of Wonder Woman has demonstrated an appetite for female leads in Hollywood films. So where are the movies that tell truth about young women's lives?
The Chinese hoax.
One of China’s foremost environmental analysts recently explained to me that while for many years climate change was characterized as a western conspiracy to hold China back, it all changed around 2012…
Partula snails were driven to extinction in the wild by introduced predators.
Before we decide to eradicate or control an invasive species, like carp, we need plenty of scientific evidence and independent assessments first.
Not all hackers can be bad for an organisation: the white hat or ethical hacker can help.
Simply updating and patching an organisation's computer software may not be enough to fend off another cyber attack. You could engage an ethical hacker to help out.
After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with disorienting speed. It is the kind of shift…
A feral dog chasing a wild boar, Banni grasslands, India.
Cats have a bad reputation as wildlife killers (deservedly so). But dogs aren't off the hook: new research shows domestic dogs have contributed to the extinction of at least 11 species.
The future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s reign lies with Vladimir Putin’s obstinacy and ability to withstand US pressure.
To understand the complexities of the conflict in Syria and what might happen next, it helps to untangle the three layers of strife in the war-torn country.
The issue before the court was whether Bob Day was disqualified from being elected because of Section 44(v) of the Constitution.
The key takeaway from the Bob Day case is that courts interpret the eligibility requirements for election strictly.
Bruce Springstein and Chuck Berry performing Johnny B. Good at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Chuck Berry has died age 90, rightly remembered as the legend who shaped rock and roll. But his misdeeds can't be ignored in the rush to glorify an icon.
Indigenous Labor MP Linda Burney says her party is trying to identify and remove structural obstacles to preselection.
Guaranteed representation reduces the distance between policymakers and the people for whom policy is made.
Cory Bernardi was recently caught up in a dispute over whether he had correctly disclosed a property he owns.
Politicians should be subject to a penalty regime similar to the far more stringent one that applies to company directors.
Google and Facebook are wiping out other digital advertisers.
For advertisers, media content is becoming less important than personal information.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.
Iraq is an important country to watch in 2017, as a source of instability in the Middle East since the 2003 invasion. Iraq…
A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a flag before Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
Turkey tops the list of countries to watch in the Middle East. Surprising shifts in domestic and foreign Turkish policy will have an important influence on the web of complex developments in the entire…