Incoming Innovation Minister Greg Hunt must help Malcolm Turnbull resurrect the innovation agenda.
The innovation agenda may have failed to resonate with Australians, but it shouldn't be abandoned.
Your vote is not insignificant in the bigger scheme of things. It matters.
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
Let them speak.
Controversial arguments and ideas should be listened to and open to public scrutiny. Only then can we expose those ideas found wanting and lacking any credibility.
Arctic migrants such as this Sanderling face an uncertain future.
For birds migrating to the top of the world, the warming climate could severely contract the available space they have to breed.
The idea of regulating what is ‘true’ in political speech is neither new nor easy.
'Mediscare', Brexit and the negative-gearing campaign have all demonstrated that it is time for tighter regulation on truth in political advertising.
Does Nauru now face a sunnier outlook?
Saleem H. Ali
Nauruans used to be some of the richest people in the world, before their mining industry imploded. Now, as the island aims to develop sustainably, there are signs of the green shoots of recovery.
Chris, Tim, Lachlan and Emma travelled to the University of Queensland’s Great Court to play Pokemon Go.
The Pokemon GO craze has transformed a generation of gamers who admit they would otherwise be inside watching TV, surfing the internet, or playing console games.
The Coalition has just 13 women MPs, including cabinet ministers Julie Bishop and Michaelia Cash.
Without quotas to correct the effects of these gender biases, the under-representation of women Coalition MPs is effectively guaranteed.
The global South has more in common than just proximity – our cultural heritage links our literature.
Seasons, stars, settler colonialism: the nations of the south – Australia, Argentina and South Africa – have much in common. And the 2003 Nobel laureate for literature, JM Coetzee, is helping reframe Australian writing within this southern context.
Clean water can help to break the link between poor hygiene and eye diseases such as trachoma.
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA)
As Australia joins a New York summit to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it still faces questions over whether it is meeting water standards at home.
Can greyhound racing be ethically justified?
The huge numbers of unwanted dogs killed by the greyhound racing industry has led the New South Wales government to outlaw the sport.
Despite ongoing conflict in the DRC, the number of endangered mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park has increased.
For the survival of iconic species in Africa, it is crucial that conservation efforts do not ignore conflict zones.
Koalas face many threats, and our conservation efforts are failing them.
Koala image from www.shutterstock.com
Koalas are under threat from a range of factors, from urban expansion to climate change. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, and it may be that not all populations can be saved.
Almost half of pregnant women in Australia said they drank alcohol before they knew they were pregnant.
Recent animal studies show the developing embryo is highly susceptible to environmental changes and the actions of the mother in early stages of pregnancy.
We need to actively build a mother culture grounded in safety and acceptance.
An environment rife with shame is a fertile breeding ground for conflict: pitting mother against mother.
Country of origin labels are a good move, but why stop there?
Australia’s new country of origin food labelling will indicate if food is grown or made in Australia and the proportion of Australian ingredients.
Fossil fuel industry-funded organisations have played a big role in climate denial.
Coal power image from www.shutterstock.com
Latest revelations about Peabody's funding of groups linked to climate denial are the tip of the iceberg.
Cattle at export yards in Darwin, Australia.
AAP Image/Neda Vanovac
Australian cattle may have been killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
China’s coal future is up in the air.
Coal image from www.shutterstock.com
China's crackdown on pollution and climate change may yet see coal use fall - but it's no certainty.
A ‘melanotanner’ monitors progress in selfie photos. But what effect might this fad have on years of anti-tan messages?
Forthcoming research by S. Raymond
Melanotan helps to accelerate the production of melanin, the pigment that absorbs ultraviolet radiation and gives skin its colour.