Eating kangaroos is sustainable.
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Campaigners against commercial kangaroo harvesting say it's unsustainable and have convinced California to extend a ban on kangaroo imports. But are Australia's world-famous roos really at risk?
Energy drinks are often promoted alongside extreme sports, video games and youth-centric activities such as lifesaving.
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Given the heightened risk of harm, governments should ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18 years old.
Malcolm Turnbull’s relaxed and natural demeanour comes as a relief after Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard, except they were once like that too.
Australians have seen their recent prime ministers lose the very qualities as communicators that took them to the top. Malcolm Turnbull's challenge is to avoid succumbing to the same fate.
Back to the old team: the Liberals returned to Malcolm Turnbull, seeing him as a better fit for prime minister once Tony Abbott’s limitations were laid bare.
The partyroom, not the people, decides the leadership, and if the leader lacks the skill set the role demands at the time, the party rarely hesitates to change the leader.
Females outnumber males at university, so should we be aiming to balance that out?
Targeting an increase in male student enrolments could lead to increased enrolments from high socioeconomic status students.
Many people simply didn’t see China’s correction coming.
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Fears of a currency war have not come to fruition in Asia, making Asia's current market woes look even more like the effects of contagion.
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.
AAP Image/NEWZULU/MUNESUKE YAMAMOTO
The restart of Japan's nuclear reactors is good news for climate change. But there are still large psychological barriers to overcome.
While Adam Goodes is the public face of the debate, almost any Indigenous Australian can speak of the day-by-day experience of a lack of respect for who they are.
For at least some Australians, it seems that Indigenous culture is acceptable only as an object of consumption for tourists visiting the remote north.
The cycles of nutrients into the oceans following the building of mountains may have been a prime driver of evolutionary change.
John Long, Flinders University
The rise and fall of the essential elements for life could have influenced the way life evolved over many millions of years.
Plants in South Africa’s Western Cape area have tremendous variation in their sensitivity to drought.
Understanding how different species are likely to respond to drought is crucial to accurately predicting the impact of future climate change on plant communities.
The real answer to what the economy might look like in 30-50 years is that none of us really know.
As Australia leaves the old economy behind, the word we must embrace for the new is "nimble".
Antony and the Johnsons fit perfectly within the world of Dark Mofo.
Images courtesy of Dark Mofo
Transgender artist Antony Hegarty has successfully used her notoriety to publicly address issues close to her, including transgender politics, ecological consciousness and indigenous spirituality.
The work, while personal, forms a lasting sense of introspection for the spectator as well.
Image courtesy of Dark Mofo
This collection of Marina Abramović’s works from 1975 to the present isn’t a retrospective. It offers a chance to consider the supremely artist-centric art as something separate to its creator.
So cold it’s hot … The Winter Feast crowd fan the flames at Dark MOFO 2014.
MONA/Rémi Chauvin Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art,
We're not short on festivals in Australia, so new events need to make their presence felt. What's the secret of Dark Mofo, which is about to enjoy its third outing?
Should Australia seek a ballistic missile defence capability, like that of the United States?
US Department of Defense
Ultimately, the argument for Australia to acquire ballistic missile defence does not stack up.
Rolling the legal age of smoking forward will result in fewer new smokers.
If legislation currently before the Tasmanian parliament passes, the state could be the first in the world to prohibit the sale of tobacco to people born after 2000.
Countries should make pledges to fund low-carbon research - such as developing solar technology - and development as part of global climate talks.
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Countries will take emissions reduction pledges to international climate talks in Paris at the end of this year. Those pledges should also include funds for low-carbon R&D.
After recent lacklustre ratings MasterChef is back with a bang – so what’s the secret?
While MasterChef might teach us a lot about food and food trends, it also glosses over some of the harsher realities of the industry that produces this food. What's the secret to its sudden ratings boost?
A submarine missile-launching capacity brings the threat closer to the shores of the target country.
North Korea does not yet have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile from a submarine. Its recent test, however, suggests it is making progress to a game-changing second-strike capability.