Many Australian consumers are concerned at the environmental impact of their shopping habits, especially at Christmas.
Australians spent $400 million on unwanted Christmas gifts last year. There must be a better way.
Kita bisa belajar tentang cara api dari suku Aborigin.
Matthew Newton/RUMMIN Productions
Kebakaran semakin sering dan ekstrim, sudah saatnya kita belajar pada masyarakat adat tentang api.
Morrison government assistant minister Luke Howarth argues that finding jobs for people in social housing will help free up dwellings for other people on the waiting list.
Helping tenants find work supposedly creates a pathway into private rental housing, freeing up social housing for others. Private rental costs and the situations of many tenants make that unrealistic.
Aquaculture farmers often use antibiotics this can result in antibiotic-resistance in seafood.
The presence of antibiotics in the environment poses a threat to global public health, food safety and human existence.
Goldsmith Street, a social housing development which won the 2019 RIBA Stirling prize for architecture.
© Tim Crocker
For decades, social housing has been defunded and ignored. The system is now broken, and it needs to be fixed.
Everyone loves Dolly Parton, a celebrity with a sky-high Q score of marketability.
Hit podcast Dolly Parton’s America starts with the premise that she is among the most familiar and beloved celebrities in the US, based on a marketing index called a Q score. Who would be our Dolly?
Lord Howe Island is one of the few places where the lost continent of Zealandia is exposed above sea level.
We undertook a 28-day voyage to explore a possible lost continent in a remote part of the Coral Sea, in an area off the coast of Queensland. Here's what we found.
Modern fire managers can learn much from Aboriginal fire practice.
Matthew Newton/RUMMIN Productions
Indigenous people used small fires skilfully to prevent larger bushfires. In this time of crisis, we must learn from them.
Elephants destined for Wirths’ circus on a ship’s deck circa 1925. Early last century, Frances Levvy asked school students to write an essay on whether the exhibition of wild animals in travelling menageries was consistent with humanity.
By Sam Hood ca. 1925-ca. 1945, State Library of NSW
Born in 1831, at a time when animals were widely regarded as property, Frances Levvy used the power of the press and the passion of children to advocate for their welfare.
Bonangera and Jurano were depicted performing at the Dresden Zoo in an 1882 illustration.
Research behind a new novel about "human zoos", which took Indigenous Australians on tours of Europe, shines a light on a little-known part of colonial history.
One in five nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs.
Doctors will have to justify prescribing the antipsychotic drug risperidone for longer than 12 weeks. But that won't fix the problem of using drugs to manage aged care residents' behaviour.
Gospel music has always been challenged and Kanye West does so in this album, while also referencing past greats.
Jesus is King has polarised discussion. But this genuinely contemporary album will challenge the traditional concept of African American gospel while influencing its shape for years to come.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe (right) says he needs government help to boost the economy. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is yet to provide it.
Every one of the 13 economists surveyed by The Conversation thinks more stimulus is needed. None think it should all come from the Reserve Bank. Most think the budget surplus can wait.
Evening light on a Heard Island icescape. The island is part of the Kerguelen Plateau, which is being jointly studied by France and Australia.
Scientists are uncovering the secrets of a giant undersea rock shelf, parts of which lie four kilometres below the ocean's surface.
A koala mother and joey seeking refuge on a bulldozed log pile near Kin Kin in Queensland. Federal environment laws have failed to prevent widespread land clearing across Australia.
Environment Minister Sussan Ley has announced a review of Australia's nature laws. The poor state of our biodiversity shows we must do a better job of protecting the places we love.
Close-up of a marine nitrogen fixer colony.
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria help tropical phytoplankton absorb carbon dioxide, creating a biological pump in the oceans.
How likely is it that where you happen to live will always outperform every other location?
Investing where you've last invested isn't bright. new research finds that two thirds of property investors do.
Aborigines Using Fire to Hunt Kangaroos, by Joseph Lycett. New research suggests the assumption Aboriginal people lived in open vegetation sustained by fire is misplaced.
National Library of Australia
History has told us Aboriginal people in Tasmania almost exclusively occupied open plains. Revelations to the contrary could transform modern conservation.
A scientist checks cracks in the Arctic sea ice after a storm (April 2015, N-ICE2015 expedition).
Warm summers aren't the only threat to Arctic ice – increasingly intense winter storms are also weakening and reducing ice cover.
Aerial imagery revealing the extent of storm damage in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2016 following wild weather.
The IPCC report says extreme sea level events that used to hit once a century will occur once a year in many places by 2050. This situation is inevitable, even if emissions are dramatically curbed.