Seventy people were charged at an Extinction Rebellion protests earlier this month in Brisbane. Were they undermining the law, or showing principled behaviour?
The courts have provided little guidance on whether politically-motivated crimes are better or worse than crimes from 'common criminals'.
Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all memories are helpful.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
Markets know what has happened each time the yield curve has turned negative. The idea of a negative curve without a a recession would take some getting used to.
Precedent suggests that what's happened in the US will lead to a recession, but maybe it'll be different this time.
Fire ants like these can give a nasty bite.
Millions of dollars are being spent on trying to eradicate fire ants from Australia. But that might not be the only way to deal with the invasive pest.
Philosophy doesn’t just improve children’s grades, it helps them make meaning of their place in the world.
Teaching children philosophy can help improve academic results. But the main reason it should be used in schools is it allows children a space to make sense of the world, and meaning in their lives.
The public service has been slow to adopt innovation in Australia – and this is a problem when it comes to effective government in the 21st century.
Our new research shows that public servants are eager to become innovative public problem solvers, but their leaders are standing in their way.
The procedure is still experimental and there’s so much we don’t know about it.
Don't get too excited about the prospect of freezing ovarian tissue to postpone menopause. The costs, risks and unknowns are likely to outweigh the potential benefits.
Han pasado cuatro décadas desde el primer informe mundial creíble sobre el efecto del dióxido de carbono en el clima mundial.
Los científicos avisaron del cambio climático en 1979, pero su mensaje tardó décadas en ser asumido.
Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required.
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In Dickens' era, international copyright law developed from a worldwide effort to deal with a global problem. Is it time to tackle tech giants the same way? A journalist and a media owner explain.
A wild leopard seal on South Georgia.
Cooperation or theft? New observations show wild leopard seals sharing food when targeting king penguins in Antarctica.
Lifelong anonymity orders are a rare and exceptional interference with freedom of expression.
The seats in 2019 with the lowest turn-out were not any of the youthful inner urban seats but, rather, remote regional seats.
Data show that low turn-out also happens in seats with a high proportion of Indigenous people, and seats with a high proportion of renters.
Regulation is not just red tape. It protects the interests of those who put their faith, money, and in some cases, loved ones, into regulated institutions.
The failure of regulators to uncover alleged criminal activity at Crown casino is an important story. But regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
All sizzle, no steak: Beyond Meat on display at Nanjing Tech Week in Nanjing, China, in June 2019.
Meat substitutes and alternatives might play a positive role but aren't going to save the planet.
According to the ACCC, the number of journalists employed in print and online businesses in Australia dropped by 20% from 2014-18.
The ACCC Digital Platforms Report recommends several ways to revive journalism in the social media age, including A$50m in direct grants to local news services.
Access to justice has been diminished by swinging budget cuts in England and Wales.
Seventy years after it was first launched, legal aid's principles of equality are a shadow of what they once were.
Too much water is going to irrigators along the Darling River.
Irrigators get too much water from the Barwon-Darling even when river levels are critically low, according to a NSW government review.
Near-Earth asteroids such as Bennu, and 2019 OK which passed close to Earth this week, pose a potential threat to our planet.
A 100-metre-wide asteroid passed just 70,000km from Earth on Thursday, and we had little warning it was about to happen. What threat is posed by asteroids and how do we find them?
Big worries can feel scary and confusing. Sometimes a little worry can feel like a big one too.
Worrying a lot or a little has nothing to do with being brave, strong or your character.
It’s been four decades since the first credible, global report on the effect of carbon dioxide on the global climate.
Scientists introduced credible climate change to the world in 1979, but it's taken decades for their message to sink in.