Bulbine lilies flowering and eucalypts resprouting after fire in the Victorian high country.
When ecosystems aren't able to repair themselves, it's up to us to intervene.
Koalas have long featured in tourism ads, including this new one from Tourism Australia. Amid our bushfire crisis, this digital ad has been ‘paused’.
Koalas take a starring role in Australian tourism advertising – but what happens when our primary image of this animal is one of pain and destruction?
Some publicly accessible spaces are actually privately owned public spaces such as Brisbane’s popular South Bank city beach and streets scene.
As you walk about a city are you in public or private space? The line is often blurred.
Every child progresses at different levels, just like everyone learns to talk and walk at different times.
Generally speaking, if your English-speaking child is at least six years old by the end of the year, there are some standard things they should know and be able to do.
« Pas de nature, pas de futur ». Des étudiants brandissent cette pancarte devant le parlement européen de Strasbourg le 15 mars 2019.
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Onze universitaires du monde entier déclarent que les universités ont la responsabilité de préparer les étudiants à un avenir incertain.
Let’s say we took a lot of water from the coast and piped it to a dry inland area. How might that affect the soil in both places?
The Australian landscape is very old and the soils in inland areas can be very fragile.
As the emergency develops, our understanding of what is reasonable and lawful will inevitably change.
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Climate activists are using the 'extraordinary emergency' of climate change as a legal defence to justify law breaking.
Two women recently locked themselves against a gate in Townsville to protest Adani.
By choosing to put their own bodies in a vulnerable situation, protesters are appealing to the humanity of the police to treat them with care and respect.
Whale sharks at Oslob are now part of a new ecotourism industry.
Former fishermen in the Philippines are lifting their families out of poverty through whale shark tourism.
Melbourne has been voted the third best destination for international students.
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The performance of Melbourne and Sydney on this international platform speaks volumes for the position of the country as a study destination.
The teeth in these
Australopithecus africanus skulls contain important evidence about the nutrition of these individuals as they grew up.
A new study shows the enigmatic hominin species Australopithecus africanus may have breastfed young for around 5-6 years – a very costly practice for the mother.
Many international students don’t feel safe outside campus.
There is enough policy and general advice in place about the safety of international students. We need operational programs with the police and other stakeholders, leading to evidence-based practice.
The ‘gothic’ genre was once thought to be inapplicable to Australia. But there is a strong gothic tradition in Australian literature and film, seen in examples like Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Gothic texts are not all bloodsucking vampires and howling werewolves. An Australian Gothic tradition took root alongside colonisation, influencing writers from Marcus Clarke to Alexis Wright.
You’re not imagining it. Our bodies really do crave macaroni cheese and other comfort foods as the temperature drops. Here’s why.
Research into our brain, gut and childhood memories tells us why we reach for macaroni cheese rather than salad in winter.
Contact with nature is a crucial part of sustainability education in preschool.
The global environmental crisis is overwhelming, but showing children how they can take care of their immediate environment can empower them to feel like they can make a difference.
A scene at the Aquarius Festival, Nimbin, 1973.
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Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever.
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The stories shared with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.
A scene at the Aquarius Festival, Nimbin, 1973.
Flickr/Harry Watson Smith
The stories I share with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.
Metallica singer James Hetfield (left) and guitarist Kirk Hammett perform on stage during Lollapalooza 2017.
There is a long list of bands that fell apart over artistic differences. But conflict between band members – and even some creative sledging – can be crucial to making better music.
It’s not fact that private schools get better results than public schools.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Members of Brisbane’s Sudanese community celebrate the signing of a peace accord that signalled an end to the Second Sudanese Civil War in 2005. The first recorded African-diaspora settlers in Australia were convicts who landed with the First Fleet in 1788.
A new collection of writing by African-diaspora Australians shares a diversity of experiences: stories of displacement, isolation, endurance and the right to call Australia home.