There will likely be increased concerns around climate protests in Paris, such as this one in London in 2014.
The Paris climate talks will now take place within a state of emergency that is threatening to limit public participation.
The Turnbull government has indicated it would be open to reforming the way superannuation has been taxed.
Superannuation has arguably become a tax shelter for the wealthy. But here are three reforms which could re-introduce fairness.
A digitally integrated identity card with comprehensive security could simplify many transactions with government and business.
It's time to bring our digital identity up to date with other developed nations. That might even mean a unified digital identity card with top notch security and privacy protections.
Cities are places of integration, intense population pressures, migration flows, cultural interactions and variations in socio-economic positioning and values. But what makes them liveable?
A liveable city has become the highest form of praise we can give to a city space. But we need to discuss what that means and who gets to participate in the process of governing and shaping a city.
Contracts are everywhere, but do you read the fine print?
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A push to make contracts easier for consumers never went anywhere, so it's time the issue was revisited.
The Opposition’s safeguards for workers under the China Australia free trade agreement have probably got the deal over the line.
Labor's proposals designed to "safeguard" Australian workers under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) are a step in the right direction but may be insufficient.
Tuna and other top predators could run out of food in warming seas.
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Over the past five years we've seen a significant increase in research on ocean acidification and warming seas, and their effect on marine life. Overall, unfortunately, the news is not good.
Tallinn might be a medieval town, but it’s governed via 21st century means.
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.
There is little hard data on whether taking ibuprofen with food prevents gastric damage.
It's long been thought anti-inflammatory painkillers need to be taken with food to protect the stomach. But a handbook for doctors has recently moved away from this advice.
Malcolm Turnbull has already worked hard on the NBN as Communications Minister, but who will he appoint as his replacement?
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Malcolm Turnbull's choice of Communications Minister will be a strong indication of his commitment to strengthening Australia's digital economy.
Chileans wait outside after evacuating during the earthquake in Santiago.
Earthquake monitoring can now detect a quake and warn people before it arrives.
found significant increases in harms with both the antidpressants used in Study 329, compared to the placebo.
As part of an intiative to re-examine misrepresented or abandoned studies, we re-analysed an antidepressant trial. Here's what we found.
In many respects, Malcolm Turnbull seems an ideal Liberal leader for the 21st century – but there are some potential downsides.
Malcolm Turnbull’s problem is that he often seems to be slightly ahead of the times – and that he can’t always take either his party room or the public with him.
The PBAC must make tough decisions about which cancer drugs to subsidise.
Most of us would agree that cancer drugs should be listed on the PBS, no matter how dear. But our health system can't afford all of them. How then are decisions about which drugs to subsidise made?
Labor says it will move a motion in the Senate this week for a message to be sent to the Governor-General, requesting he dismiss Dyson Heydon as royal commissioner.
Given the Governor-General usually acts on the advice of the government and its ministers, an address from the Senate on Dyson Heydon is unlikely to have any effect.
Applications from trade unions failed to convince Dyson Heydon to disqualify himself as royal commissioner.
Dyson Heydon didn't accept that merely agreeing to give the Sir Garfield Barwick lecture could create an appearance of bias. Judges and royal commissioners are allowed to have political views, he said.
Dyson Heydon is facing a push to remove him as royal commissioner investigating trade union corruption.
Judges and other officials – such as tribunal members and royal commissioners – must not only be impartial, they must also appear to be impartial.
The Great Southern Reef is unique, beautiful and contributes significantly to Australia’s culture and economy. However, few of us realise the magnitude and value of this gem right at our doorstep.
T. Wernberg 2002
The Great Southern Reef covers 71,000 square km and contributes more than A$10 billion to Australia's economy each year.
Protesters at the restart of Japan’s Sendai 1 reactor.
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The restart of Japan's nuclear reactors is good news for climate change. But there are still large psychological barriers to overcome.
NSW Labor leader Luke Foley moved a motion for Labor to review its ‘socialist objective’, which dates back to 1921.
Given that retaining the socialist objective hasn’t prevented the ALP from developing pro-market policies, why is it still seen as such a significant issue?