Many asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru are at risk of suicide.
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A bill to allow for asylum seeker on Nauru and Manus Island to be transferred to Australia for medical and psychiatric treatment has passed both Houses. How will it change things for those detained?
The case of Hakeem Al-Araibi (left), detained in Thailand while on honeymoon, raises questions about how Interpol red notices can be misused to target refugees.
Interpol red notices play an important part in international policing. Here's how they work and how the system could be improved to safeguard human rights.
Sadly, people plus beach equals litter, so be careful out there.
One in five beachgoers has been injured by litter, with the most common incidents involving cuts and scrapes - but also including fractures, burns, poisonings and even blindness. So be careful out there.
An unconventional gas valve in WA’s Kimberley region, which has been newly opened up to fracking.
The Western Australian government's decision to green-light fracking in selected areas aims to walk a line between industry interests and community opposition. But across Australia the picture varies widely.
Katherine Hoang and her unborn twins were killed in the Orchard Hills crash. Her husband, Bronco Hoang, remains in hospital.
The deaths of Katherine Hoang and her unborn twins, along with her sister-in-law Belinda in a car crash at Orchard Hills have raised questions about culpability when children are killed in utero.
Malcolm Turnbull’s days were numbered as the Newspoll losses continued to mount.
Policymaking is no longer based solely on what a party stands for. Now, it also matters how a decision is going to play in the opinion polls – and that's a problem for our political system.
The deeply religious Scott Morrison is Australia’s first Pentecostal prime minister.
The new prime minister has said he believes 'the Bible is not a policy handbook'. However, his faith has certainly had an influence on his worldview.
Pilostyles are only visible when their fruit and flowers erupt out of their host plants.
Only when flowering is Pilostyles visible externally, the flowers erupting from the stems of its host like a weird botanical Alien.
Dingoes are usually solitary, but can forage in groups near human settlements where food is abundant.
An attack on a WA mine worker has highlighted the danger of wild dingoes, particularly when attracted by humans' food - one of the factors that can make an attack by wild predators much more likely.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election.
On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
It has been widely assumed that any dual citizenship problems are confined to the federal parliament. But that may need a rethink.
While all the attention has been on section 44 of the Australian Consitution, some state constitutions may require closer scrutiny as well.
Wedge-tailed eagles have been found poisoned in East Gippsland.
The poisoning of dozens of wedge-tailed hawks in Victoria could affect the entire wild population.
The latest research suggests that in Australia, rooftop solar photovoltaics are more likely to be adopted by middle-class households.
Households that are most likely to go solar are those that can afford solar panels, but aren't so rich that they don't have to worry about their electricity bill at all, says a survey of 8,000 homes.
How well you’ll cope on a mountain has little to do with how fit you are.
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You can't know how altitude will affect you until you're up there. Here's why people have different reactions to less atmospheric oxygen.
A government plan to ‘dart’ wild horses with fertility control drugs ignores science and expert advice.
There is no way to effectively administer fertility control to thousands of horses scattered through a huge national park meaning population growth will only be limited as they run out of food
The dual citizenship saga that has rocked the parliament in recent months is unlikely to end any time soon.
A report into the dual citizenship saga provides a number of practical recommendations to improve compliance with section 44 of the Constitution, but also confirms there is no easy fix.
Senator Katy Gallagher knew she was a British citizen at the last election, but maintains she took “all reasonable steps” to renounce it.
Today's High Court decision on whether Labor Senator Katy Gallagher is eligible to hold her seat will have significant implications for the whole parliament.
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With a federal election looming within a year, our panel looks at what each state and territory has been handed in the budget - and why it matters.
Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much.
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Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much. It's much more effective if we don't have schools with high concentrations of poverty and disadvantage.
Electric cars are taking over – but they really as green as they look?
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Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.