With high capital costs linked to petroleum and gas infrastructure, collection of PRRT funds for regional development may be delayed for several years.
Local communities are likely to be dissatisfied with the report from the PRRT review because its recommendations only apply to future projects and won't herald any changes in the budget.
Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party has amalgamated with Family First, which shares similar social conservative values.
While minor right-wing parties are advancing specific policy agendas, Australia's major right-of-centre force appears to be grappling with internal divisions about its policy direction.
En Marche! candidate Emmanuel Macron is favoured to become France’s next president.
Both Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have gained from the very deep disaffection of the French electorate with its traditional political representatives.
Many in the Western Front contracted haemorrhagic dysentery.
Wellcome Library, London
When commemorating our troops, doctors and nurses this Anzac Day, consider also tipping your hat to the discovery of bacteriophages. In the post-antibiotic era, our health might just depend on them.
Kate Mulvany as Richard 3: her acting of deformity seems to tell its own story.
Mulvany’s performance reminds us that Shakespeare still has the power to reveal the true monsters of our culture.
Successive reviews and inquiries have revealed that mandatory sentences fail to achieve their stated aims.
At a time when many Australian jurisdictions are imprisoning more people than ever, any policies that increase prisoner numbers must be seriously reconsidered.
B.A. Santamaria (left) played a significant role in the Labor split and the formation of the Democratic Labor Party.
Viewed from today’s post-Cold War and secularised society, the conflicts at heart of the Labor split appear curiously arcane. Yet its ghosts remain.
A German Railway AG program helps refugees with career orientation and helps integrate them into the country’s employment system.
Many refugees are unable to use the skills and knowledge they have brought with them and obtain work equal to their experience.
Has carbon capture and storage been tarnished by its association with the coal industry?
Peabody Energy/Wikimedia Commons
Carbon capture and storage gets a bad rap from its associations with 'clean coal'. But the technology could prove vital in cutting emissions from other industries like steel, cement and chemicals.
Younger Australians seem particularly inclined to say they have ‘no religion’.
In recent years, Australians appear to have become both more willing to declare themselves religious, and more willing to say they have no religion.
Veteran environmental campaigner and former Greens senator Bob Brown has previously pointed to Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine as the new Franklin River of environmental protest in Australia. Yet…
While the flu vaccine cuts your chance of coming down with influenza, that’s not the whole story.
As we head towards flu season, many people are wondering if it's worth getting vaccinated against influenza and if so, when. Here's what you need to know.
Yurri and Wanjel - the Gemini stars Castor and Pollux in the Wergaia traditions of western Victoria, Australia.
Stellarium/John Morieson and Alex Cherney
Many of the constellations we know in the night sky come from myths of the ancient Greeks. But similar stories are told by the oldest living cultures on Earth, including those of Australia.
Data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) reveals the average balance on housing loans has barely trended upwards over the last five years.
When you look at the data (in three charts) on mortgage stress, the systemic risk of people not being able to repay their home loans appears small.
A fast-paced soccer game in Zambia.
Getting involved in sports-based projects offers young Zambians a sense of community and helps them to build new support systems.
Bottlenose dolphin tossing an octopus across the water during feeding off Bunbury, Western Australia.
It's not easy to tackle a live octopus - so many arms, all those suckers! But some bottlenose dolphins have found a way to defuse and eat these eight-armed sea creatures.
The royal commission made 227 recommendations to transform Victoria’s family violence system.
A year since its royal commission reported, Victoria continues to lead the nation in how to respond to, and prevent, family violence.
Dietary calcium is necessary to ensure our bones hold on to all the calcium they need to stay strong.
If dietary calcium is in short supply, calcium is released from bone to maintain the critical level in the bloodstream needed for nerve and muscle function.
Suspected pirates surrender to a multinational naval force in 2009.
Reuters/Jason R. Zalasky/U.S. Navy
Any relapse of piracy is likely to foster an even more dangerous brand of hijackings on Somali waters. It's therefore an opportune time to address piracy once and for all.
Drug-resistant TB is increasingly being transmitted, indicating that beating the problem requires public health interventions and support from communities.