Storm season in the Australian tropical savanna.
Australia's Great Northern Savannas are the largest and most intact ecosystem of their kind on Earth. But they still face pressure from grazing, mining and agricultural expansion.
Research in the humanities has come under attack from the Daily Telegraph in recent days.
The decision to refuse the ARC and academic researchers a right of reply appears to be a straightforward breach of the News Corp Australia code of conduct.
Australia has a higher proportion of inmates in privately operated prisons than any other country.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
The Division of Paediatrics and Child Health of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has released a strongly worded statement about the harm caused to children in immigration detention…
What face do you see?
There's a concern that images posted on social media run the risk of disrupting the accurate identification of people allegedly involved in a crime.
It’s not easy to find wildlife in a country as vast as Australia.
Scientists are calling for your help this National Science Week to identify Australian wildlife.
Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie is a perceptive and fair-minded exploration.
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My Scientology Movie avoids taking cheap shots at one of America's most mockable religions; instead it is a fair, revealing (and sometimes funny) look at Scientology's methods and leadership.
Jacques Derrida was the father of deconstruction.
Footnotes to Plato 2017 will mark fifty years since French-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida’s golden year of 1967. In that year, the classic studies Speech and Phenomena, Writing and Difference, and…
Cancer’s development and progression represent an evolutionary process.
Humans can more easily tolerate tumours in large or paired organs than in small, critical ones. This could be why the latter have evolved more cancer-fighting mechanisms.
While most people would assume being the victim of racism can’t be good for us, being a perpetrator of racism is also bad for our health.
In highlighting the importance of retaining section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, shadow attorney general Mark Dreyfus said racial discrimination can make people sick.
Opponents of marriage equality need to be honest about their implicit premises.
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Opponents of marriage equality have given the game away with their objection to same-sex adoption of orphaned children in Queensland.
Predicting whether a child will commit a crime before their 18th birthday is fraught with problems.
Machine learning is being used to see if it's possible to predict whether someone will commit a crime some time in the future. But does this risk condemning people for a crime they haven’t committed?
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The male coming of age tale Down Under is set in the aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla riots. But while entertaining, the film doesn't help us understand the racism at the heart of these traumatic events.
George Brandis, former NT chief justice Brian Martin, who will head the royal commission, and Malcolm Turnbull announce the commission’s terms of reference.
The royal commission's terms of reference hold some promise, but more needs to be done about juvenile justice and child protection systems across Australia.
Following the failed coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ordered the sacking of nearly 1,600 deans, 21,000 teachers and 15,000 education bureaucrats.
The sacking of Turkish education staff speaks to a broader agenda of control through removing educated dissident voices.
Street protests in Turkey are denouncing the ‘traitors’, but the government has offered little solid evidence against those it accuses of plotting a coup.
The Turkish government is accusing the Gülen movement of being behind the recent coup attempt, but there are reasons to doubt the claim.
Italian migration to Australia is more temporary this time.
Italians still want to migrate to Australia, but are encountering job exploitation.
Idris Elba and Richard Madden in the terror thriller Bastille Day: the film has been pulled from French cinemas.
The film Bastille Day – featuring a CIA agent trying to avert a terror attack in Paris – has been withdrawn from French cinemas after the tragedy in Nice. But what are we to make of Hollywood's fondness for these kinds of stories?
Attica from the Areopagus at dusk in July.
A perfect storm ‘Perfect storm’ and ‘endless crisis’ are not phrases that easily come to mind as you sit atop the Areopagus Hill, just West of the Acropolis, and watch the orange sun disappear improbably…
GPs tend to ignore advice from guidelines not relevant to general practice.
Many guidelines offered to GPs are based on evidence unrelated to general practice. Studies show doctors tend to ignore these guidelines which can pose a risk to patients' health.