What we build in high bushfire risk areas might have to change.
While the bushfire crisis might provoke a sense of urgency to rebuild, we need to stop and properly plan where and how we construct buildings and open spaces.
Throughout history, Australian bushfires have spread smoke over our cities. But this time it’s different.
This is not the first time Australia's major cities have been shrouded in bushfire smoke. But this time, the culprits must held to account.
Un koala sauvé des flammes, le 2 novembre 2019 à Port Macquarie, ville côtière de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud.
Les incendies hors normes qui ravagent la côte Est de l’Australie menacent tout particulièrement les koalas. Comment sauver cette espèce emblématique ?
Some of the key points in the Uluru Statement mirror demands first made in the 1920s, including genuine Aboriginal self-determination and an Aboriginal board to sit under the Commonwealth government.
The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association, founded in 1924, made several demands to protect Indigenous rights, including installing an Aboriginal board to sit beneath the federal government.
There’s no way to cure a hangover, even with ‘hair of the dog’.
Most of us wake up with a hangover after a big night. But some people also wake up with awful anxiety ('hangxiety') and can't remember much of the night before because of memory blackouts. Here's why.
Policy changes have failed to stop young people dropping their private health insurance.
Young people should pay less for private health insurance. So should people who are healthy, as they're less likely to access private health care.
Over the coming months, koalas will depend on wildlife hospitals to recover from the effects of unprecedented bushfires.
Lachlan G. Howell
Unprecedented fires are devastating koalas along Australia's east coast. These sudden drops in population put the survivors at risk of inbreeding.
The World Trade Organization will be defanged but not dead. It’s in Australia’s interest to keep it alive.
The World Trade Organization will lose its teeth from midnight. We are entering a world with unenforceable rules.
Gustave Boulanger, The Slave Market, 1886.
From a young age, Neaera was trained for the life of a hetaira, or courtesan. Her tragic story comes to us only through court documents, but she deserves to be remembered.
Have real conversations with your kids about what they’re doing, and the potential consequences of their actions.
Taking risks helps children test new ideas and find personal capabilities and limits. Here are five lessons from early childhood educators to help parents encourage their kids to take risks, safely.
Emergency services haven’t been able to protect people and properties against increasingly intense bushfires.
Land-use planning should give more weight to the increasing risks of natural hazards like bushfires as the first step in reducing the impacts.
Working 9 to 5, made famous by the Dolly Parton song and movie, is increasingly a thing of the past.
New research shows Australians are working non-standard hours, and the job of scheduling a social life around them falls disproportionately to women.
If you’re a male who enjoys dairy, there’s no reason to stop having it.
A recent study reported a high consumption of dairy products was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. But breaking down the results shows there's no reason for men to give up dairy.
Storm-damaged beachfront homes along Pittwater Road at Collaroy on the northern beaches of Sydney in June 2016.
A particular brand of climate denial among coastal property owners presents a conundrum for councils and governments trying to plan for sea-level rise.
Nutritionally, coconut water is OK, but it’s healthier to stick to plain water.
We asked five experts if coconut water is good for you. Four out of five experts said no.
Conventionally, women are expected to be the main providers of care.
Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
Standard serving sizes are anything but standard.
When a manufacturer lists a serving size on their food label, it's based on their expectations of what you'll eat, not what the dietary guidelines recommend.
When Dirty Dancing is reduced to its dance sequences, the powerful politics of the film are erased.
Dirty Dancing's dance sequences are stand-alone properties, famous in their own right. But when they're considered in isolation, the film's messy class, race and gender politics are sidelined.
Malka Leifer’s extradition process has been in train since Australia lodged its request with Israel in 2013.
Extradition laws are based on the idea that offenders, or alleged offenders, should not be able to evade justice by fleeing to another country. But the case of Malka Leifer shows just how difficult that can be.
Eating lots of red meat increases your risk of cancer and a range of chronic diseases.
The advice is still to limit your red meat intake to a maximum of 500g a week. So why did some headlines tell us otherwise this week?