Geelong is working on a long-term vision to ensure a bright new day dawns for the city.
Greater Geelong's 'Our Future' is a process of involving industry professionals and the community in the development of a long-term vision for Victoria's second-biggest city.
Don’t underestimate an echidna.
New technology reveals that digging echidnas play a crucial role in Australia's ecosystems.
Dwayne Jonson will voice the character of Maui in upcoming Disney film Moana.
Furores over blackface happen with disturbing regularity in Australia. To help explain why blackface is more than a simple case of harmless parody - or even honouring your hero - we must understand its harmful history.
The Australian Tax Office has found that nearly 14% of Australian farmland is held by foreign investors.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Katter's Australian Party federal MP Bob Katter said 30% of the Northern Territory's farmland and 22% of Tasmania's farmland is foreign-owned. Is that true?
He can jump higher than most people without a disability.
The success of para-athletes at the Paralympics is helping to change perceptions of those with disabilities.
Technology makes an impact on various events, but the key is to let the athlete’s ability shine through.
Technology has had a particularly visible impact on the Paralympics. But the the most important thing is to let the athlete's ability come to the fore.
The author, Bridie Kean, at the London Paralympics in 2012.
Australian Paralympic Committee
Australian Paralympic athlete reflects upon how her experience as a student-athlete influenced a pilot program for Para-athletes to combine the pursuit of Paralympic success and study
Passengers stand on the wings of a US Airways Flight 1549 after it landed in the Hudson River, New York, January 15, 2009.
The movie Sully, out today, tells the story of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who landed an Airbus A320-214 in New York's Hudson River. To accident experts, this was no crash landing.
Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland face-planted into the mat during the final of the men’s horizontal bar at the Rio Olympics – then got up and performed beautifully.
Some Olympic moments are a timely reminder of the human capacity to bounce back in the face of challenge or failure. But why do some people wilt, while others seem to do over or go again?
Russia athletes eat in the main dining hall inside the London 2012 Olympic Games athletes village.
We all know that competing at the Olympics is the end product of years of training, but how much fuel do elite athletes need?
Aedes aegypti: bringing you Zika, dengue and Chikungunya.
Zika had already reached 46,000 probable cases by the end of May 2016 and is transmitted by the same mosquito species as dengue and Chikungunya.
How people conceive of their city’s future is important in shaping how the city’s future unfolds.
With foresight, we can steer our cities closer to the future we want instead of the futures we fear.
Glenn Lazarus and former MP Pauline Hanson are competing for every PUP vote to win a Queensland Senate seat.
Mick Tsikas/Dan Peled/AAP
One in 20 Australians voted for the Palmer United Party in 2013. Their votes will be crucial again – especially in Queensland, where ex-PUP senator Glenn Lazarus could be replaced by Pauline Hanson.
The Southeast Queensland Regional Plan’s revision will include engagement of the community.
A long-term plan can’t properly underpin a vision without engaging many of Southeast Queensland's stakeholders and visitors or without the use of appropriate futures methods.
There’s a good reason why we find ourselves unable to move sometimes when we’re afraid.
Freezing might have psychological benefits. Many people who “freeze” report little or no memory of the trauma.
Reigning World Cup winners Germany will prove hard to beat at this year’s European football championships.
Based on goals scored at the 2014 World Cup, goals emerge when teams develop small and rapid passing networks comprising only a few players.
The Solomon Islands are low-lying and vulnerable to changes in sea level.
Sea levels are rising faster in the Solomon Islands – and send a warning for the rest of the world.
Sarah Kanake and her brother Charlie.
Characters with Down syndrome are extremely rare in novels and rarer still are stories written from their point of view. But people with disabilities have an equal right to belong in narrative fiction.
Zaha Hadid’s ongoing Australian projects and draft designs will attract plenty of attention in the future.
London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid. Artur Salisz
Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died last week, had three projects on the go in Australia. Will there be a surge of interest in her work - as has happened to other architects who have died prematurely?
The site of the hillfort of Vugala, northern Viti Levu island (Fiji). This was one of many hillforts in the area – home to a few hundred people according to reports from the 1840s – that were probably established around AD 1400 in response to conflict resulting from a food crisis that had come about as a result of an enduring fall in sea level.
Rising seas are one of the major concerns of Pacific Island nations, and looking at past sea-level change can help understand the future.