Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be hoping to snatch seats from the major parties in Saturday’s election.
With this election likely to produce a high number of non-major-party primary votes, the Greens have emerged as a strong third option and a headache for both Labor and the Coalition.
The naiveté of the English! They have voted for Brexit. Now the debate has turned to the ‘conditions’ of exit. But the English are talking as if they will have a choice. They won’t. Let me use a bit of…
Coping with floods is just one of the issues dams need to deal with.
The development of northern Australia will depend on harnessing water resources.
Former NSW premier Barry O'Farrell struck a deal with ClubsNSW while in opposition.
There is a coterie of politicians on both sides who are trusted, or at any rate supported by, the pokies lobby.
Time for Australia to make new friends in Europe.
Given Australia’s strong and enduring ties with both the UK and the EU, the shockwaves from Brexit will be felt in Australia soon enough.
Co-authored with Howard Manns We started our election pieces by introducing some ordinary political expressions — those with not so ordinary histories. We felt it was time to revisit political expressions…
The poker machine industry is a business with a lot at stake – about $11 billion a year, in fact.
Polls suggest that Nick Xenophon’s team will win a bag of Senate seats. Along with a re-elected Andrew Wilkie, and the Greens, will there be enthusiasm for gambling reform in the next parliament?
An internecine struggle between political elites.
Behind the sterile debate around the EU referendum is a troubled 40 year relationship.
If polls are consistently showing that Australian voters want climate change on the election agenda, why are the leaders keeping so quiet about it?
Though the codeine we take today is made synthetically, small amounts of codeine are actually found in the opium poppy.
About 8% of the population is unable to metabolise codeine, and a small number metabolise it at a much larger extent.
Eddie McGuire caused a furore by suggesting the drowning of prominent sports journalist Caroline Wilson.
Two AFL club presidents have created a furore with their 'banter' about the drowning of a female journalist. Here's how it happened, and why it's unacceptable.
UFO or lens flare?
It's easy to attribute the wrong cause to a mysterious phenomenon. But science has some tools to help you avoid these attribution errors.
Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham meet with students in the western Sydney seat of Lindsay.
Sure, western Sydney hosts a slew of marginal seats, but it is also a powerful metaphor for the concerns of middle Australia.
An illustration showing the merger of two black holes and the gravitational waves that ripple outward.
The observation of gravitational waves from a second black hole merger implies there are many more black holes in the universe than scientists had previously anticipated.
Ignoring homophobia makes it impossible to effectively combat it.
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For every advance in LGBT rights that is made in one part of the world, there are extreme regressions elsewhere.
Co-authored with Howard Manns Lengthy elections grow tedious for everyone and, in the 24/7 media cycle, nerves and performances fray. Yet how many of us would really stand up to such intense and prolonged…
How should the media report purported links between Islamic State and events like the Orlando shootings?
Terrorism and links to IS – real or purported – need to be very carefully handled by the media for fear of reproducing propaganda.
It is the Great Barrier Reef that has drawn out the biggest campaign fight on climate.
Australia uses a method known as preferential voting to elect the House of Representatives.
At federal elections, voters must cast a preference for all candidates in their lower house seat. Failure to do so, or failure to give an ordinal list of preferences, renders the ballot informal.
Some women breeze through perimenopause and never have a symptom, whereas others have a horrid time.
Every woman who reaches midlife will experience menopause when her ovaries eventually run out of eggs. So what's happening with her hormones?