Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya.
Joan de la Malla
A new map shows that more than 25% of all land outside Antarctica is held and managed by Indigenous peoples. This makes these communities vital allies in the global conservation effort.
Aggregate demand is being hit by the concentration of income growth among the top earners and is now a drag on economic growth.
News that Australian CEO pay has soared to a 17-year high at a time when ordinary workers' wages are flatlining is ultimately bad news for economic growth and prosperity.
Gig platforms don’t have a large share of the labour market yet.
There is very little evidence that overall labour market insecurity is getting any worse. Trends are stable for rates of casualisation, churn, self-employment and multiple job holders.
Voyager, un loisir devenu de plus en plus abordable.
Renato Podestá Castilho/Flickr
L’empreinte carbone du secteur touristique s’avère environ quatre fois plus importante que ce que l’on pensait.
Beberapa anggota tim sepak bola terperangkap dalam suatu bagian gua Tham Luang di Thailand.
ROYAL THAI NAVY/AAP
Kita harus bersimpati kepada tim sepak bola yang terperangkap di dalam gua. Dan kita juga harus menyampaikan simpati yang sama kepada mereka yang terperangkap krisis jangka panjang yang sulit diatasi.
From the first hearings of the royal commission, the senior counsel assisting, Rowena Orr QC, laid bare the toxic culture behind many consumer lending practices.
Restructuring might help manage conflicts of interest between offering advice and selling products, but it doesn't fix the culture that sacrifices customers' interests to the pursuit of profits.
Some of the members of a soccer team trapped in a section of Tham Luang cave in Thailand.
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Of course we should have sympathy for the soccer team trapped in the cave. We should extend similar compassion to those caught up in long-term crises that are harder to tackle.
Nobody knows for sure where black holes lead to.
The pull created by a black hole is so strong that if you get too close to one – even if you are travelling away from it at the fastest speed it is possible to go – you will never be able escape.
People use share bikes for many reasons, including health benefits and even because they like the design.
Richard Masoner/Bay Area Bike Share launch in San Jose CA/Flickr
Urban planners often hope bike-share schemes might reduce reliance on cars and help with congestion. But very few of those who use share bikes have switched from driving.
Las redes sociales son una plataforma poderosa para crear múltiples historias sobre África.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, pictured at an Australia China Business Council event at Parliament House last week, knows the country can’t afford to shut the door on Chinese investment.
Chinese financing and know-how present both a threat and an opportunity for infrastructure development. Australia can benefit from proactively identifying needs that Chinese investment can help meet.
Aircraft and missiles on display at Woomera, South Australia. Will we launch more rockets from here in the future?
We've launched rockets from Woomera in South Australia, but in reality Australia could support multiple launch sites. And the closer to the equator, typically the better.
Personas que transportan gasolina en barco en el Parque Nacional Kayan Mentarang de Indonesia.
Hace 146 años, el Parque Nacional de Yellowstone, en Estados Unidos, se convirtió en la primera zona protegida del mundo. Hoy hay más de 200.000 reservas naturales.
The doomsayer is just as vital as the visionary.
Doomsaying about new technologies is as old as technology, and it's a vital part of how we figure out when and where something should be used.
The survey revealed 84% support for renewable energy among the Australian public.
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The latest annual survey from the Lowy Institute shows that 59% of Australians support strong climate action, and 84% want the government to embrace renewable energy even if it's more expensive.
Ironically, Paterson claims to be arguing in favour of “free speech”, when his views would undermine intellectual freedom.
Most universities do, in fact, mention academic freedom in several policy documents, such as enterprise bargaining agreements and other codes of conduct.
Who will get Chris Pratt first - the volcano or the Rex?
Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC.
The genetically modified dinosaurs are back in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Fantastic entertainment, and the science isn't too bad, considering.
oBike was the first dockless bike sharing scheme in Australia.
Dockless or stationless bike sharing is risky business, relying a bit too much on common decency. Bike sharing schemes can work, but they may need to forego user convenience for bike safety.
All Australian schools should provide high-quality education to all Australian students, including Indigenous ones.
Flexischools appear to be doing Indigenous education better than mainstream schooling. To close the gap in education, we should look at what these schools are doing and apply it in the mainstream.
Knowing when children develop morality means we can aid their moral development.
Children develop a sense of morality as they grow, similar to how literacy and numeracy skills develop over time and with practice.