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Coalition senator Eric Abetz claims he and other Liberal MPs do not have to respect the result of a coming plebiscite on same-sex marriage. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Coalition tensions expose the flaws of the same-sex marriage plebiscite

It is easy to envisage a number of arguments that MPs might use in an attempt to justify ignoring the result of a same-sex marriage plebiscite and voting contrary to its result.
The most concerning finding was leopard DNA. Elena Elisseeva/Shutterstock

What’s in your herbal medicines?

Making sure that a tablet claiming to have 500 mg of paracetamol really does contain 500 mg of paracetamol is relatively easy. But how do you test for herbs?
More women suffer pain from almost all afflictions, and we still don’t understand why. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Genders experience pain differently, and women have it more

More women than men suffer from chronic pain, that is, pain that persists for more than six months. In addition, much of this pain remains undiagnosed or untreated.
A digitally integrated identity card with comprehensive security could simplify many transactions with government and business. Shutterstock

It’s time for an eAustralia Card

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? Mick Tsikas/Reuters

Liveable cities: who decides what that means and how we achieve it?

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.
Tuna and other top predators could run out of food in warming seas. Tuna image from www.shutterstock.com

The oceans are changing too fast for marine life to keep up

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. TausP./Flickr

What Australia can learn about e-government from Estonia

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.

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