Today we’re asking: what Queensland seats are the ones to watch on election night? How to give Indigenous Australians a true voice in politics? And how can we improve trust in the political system?
The myth of ‘the Queensland voter’, Australia’s trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition.
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Today, an election-themed episode about some of the biggest policy questions Australia faces, featuring Indigenous academic lawyer Eddie Synot and political scientist Anne Tiernan.
All sorts of data is collected on Australian farms, such as stock numbers and crop details.
Farming data collected by governments, agribusinesses and banks is regulated in a piecemeal fashion, and ends up beyond the reach of farmers.
Un vendeur de cerf-volants s'est mis au rythme des élections législatives qui démarrent le 11 avril en Inde, ici à Bangalore.
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De nombreux hommes et femmes politiques pèsent sur l’équilibre de l’Union indienne et défient l’hégémonie politique et idéologique de Narendra Modi, premier ministre indien sortant. Qui sont-ils ?
A report has found the causes of mass fish deaths in the Darling river.
Fish deaths at the lower Darling can happen again. Here's what we can do about it.
Rahul Gandhi: India’s next prime minister?
India’s general election, held over six weeks in April and May, pits the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Narendra Modi against a varied band of opponents, including Rahul Gandhi.
A palisade trapdoor spider of the new species
E. turrificus walks across the rainforest floor near Maleny, Queensland.
Trapdoor spiders that build unique burrows are found only in small areas of Queensland. But they don't travel very far from their location, and that could put them at risk.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced his plan to reduce carbon emissions.
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Labor's ambitious plans to reduce transport emissions will be dead in the water without regulatory CO2 emission standards and real financial and non-financial incentives for buyers.
Marine Drive in Mumbai, viewed here from across Chowpatty Beach, is an ‘accidental’ planning legacy that’s now one of the most popular places in the city.
When we plan a better future for an increasingly urbanised world, we need to be aware that more than half of all children now live in the tropics. That calls for solutions with a tropical character.
When talk about guns and gun laws ramps up, you can bet there’s an election on the horizon.
Firearms policy is more complex than people often allow, and evidence about what works to reduce gun violence is also not clear-cut.
Marine parks are good for fish - especially if they’re in the right areas.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
Dentists don’t get to practice unless they are accredited. Economists can practice on anyone.
There's a move to have economists acredited, like dentists. But it doesn't have much support yet.
Future Australian governments need to work harder at making foreign affairs more accessible to the public, such as better explaining the “Pacific pivot”.
Whoever forms the next government should increase investment in foreign affairs and trade, finding ways to make Australia more prominent in global dispute resolution.
Research out of the US tested different varieties of beer and wine for the presence of glyphosate – but there’s lots to consider when interpreting the findings.
The amount of alcohol you'd have to drink before glyphosate posed even a negligible risk would harm you well before the glyphosate would.
CLAN members pause for a minute’s silence following the launch of the National Redress Scheme in Sydney, July 1 2018.
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A year after it was introduced, the National Redress Scheme has strayed a long way from the recommendations of the royal commission.
Normanton Aboriginal rangers and archaeologists reburying the skeletal remains of Gkuthaarn and Kukatj children back on country.
How do you return Aboriginal remains to their place of origin when you have no record of where they came from? Look to a chemical element that's laid down in teeth as people grow up.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not really feeling 22.
Workplaces the world over tune their thermostats to 22C, because this supposedly optimises mental performance. But the factors that underpin a productive office are much more complicated.
The tattoo tools from Tonga (left to right) made from bird, human, bird and human bone respectively.
Tattooing tools made and used 2,700 years ago include two blades made on human bone.
The challenge on Indigenous rights is to achieve reform that goes beyond limited understandings of these issues as being symbolic or practical.
Instead of paying lip service to promoting Indigenous Australians' rights as First Nations, the next federal government should be guided by the Uluru Statement from the Heart to make real progress.
With flood risks projected to rise, it’s feared parts of Townsville and other cities will become “uninsurable”.
Amid fears that parts of Townsville and other Australian cities might become "uninsurable", making urban areas more resilient and adaptable to flooding is becoming more urgent.
A shade tree makes a big difference to the comfort of this couple.
Two trends in Australia, an ageing population and warming climate, are increasing the threat that heatwaves pose to our health. Increasing vegetation cover is one way every city can reduce the risk.