The enthusiasm for recycling water that Australians had at the height of the drought little more than a decade ago has waned.
Cities relied entirely on conserving and recycling water to get through the last big drought. We now have desalination plants, but getting the most out of our water reserves still makes sense.
The largest desalination plant in Australia, Victoria’s A$3.5 billion ‘water factory’ can supply nearly a third of Melbourne’s needs.
Sydney and Melbourne are bringing desalination plants back on stream and Adelaide plans to increase its plant's output. Perth depends on desalination. But is it the best way to achieve water security?
A burnt out property near Miena, Tasmania. The central Tasmanian house was fitted with roof sprinklers and surrounded by cleared land but succumbed to flying embers from bushfires.
AAP Image/Tasmania Fire Service
If you're preparing to defend your home from fire, be aware of the vulnerable parts of your house.
Australian Muslims are divided on whether women will get a fair deal under Islamic dispute resolution if it is implemented here.
Islamic dispute resolution is a way of avoiding court but resolving disputes under Islamic law. Other countries use this approach. But is it right for Australia?
One Infinity is a cross-cultural collaboration produced by Playking Productions and Jun Tian Fang.
One Infinity is a music and dance collaboration about crossing cultures and breaking boundaries. The performance celebrates differences without attempting to resolve them.
In his new book The Rosie Result, author Graeme Simsion is not afraid to confront many of the issues surrounding perceptions of autism.
The final instalment to the Rosie Project trilogy points to greater awareness about neurological differences such as autism.
Housing affordability becomes less of a concern in the years after buying a house, especially for people who bought a decade or more ago.
Affordability is a problem across Sydney for prospective home buyers. But if they are able to become owners, new research shows affordability becomes much less of a problem over five to ten years.
We could see even sharper divisions in society in the future if support for racism spreads online.
Both organised groups and unaffiliated individuals spread racist hate online, but they use different channels, have different goals and use different strategies to achieve them.
One in six healthy people report problems with bloating.
People who bloat don't produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
Your plants would certainly love a drink this summer. But which water is best?
Plants can find it tough to get all the nitrogen they need, especially from Australian soils. But summer storms can provide an added boost.
The extra $1 billion Premier Gladys Berejiklian (left) and Social Housing Minister Pru Goward say will be ‘harnessed’ for social housing is actually Commonwealth Rent Assistance for which tenants transferred to community housing providers become eligible.
For the first time a state government housing agency has effectively contracted out all its operations in some regions, but will this improve and add to the total social housing stock?
Belum banyak tenaga kesehatan yang menggunakan data ponsel untuk membuat keputusan medis.
Apabila Anda membawa gawai ke mana-mana, data yang terekam dapat digunakan untuk membuat gambaran yang menyeluruh mengenai kesehatan Anda–dan mengirim peringatan apabila kesehatan Anda memburuk.
Notifications of child sex offenders living in the area have, in some cases, created community hysteria and loss of sleep.
It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
Your salt intake from water can vary depending on where you live.
Of Australia's capital cities, Perth has the saltiest tap water, while Melbourne, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra have the least salty. And while all are within guidelines, the variation is striking.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is known to Melburnians simply as the ‘G and is host to a range of sports including Australian Football League and soccer, as well as other events.
The main sporting venues in Australian capitals have had an upgrade in recent times, with the notable exception of Sydney, where leaders seem mired in indecision and political bickering.
Infant formula manufacturers have been funding the development of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cows’ milk allergy in infants.
New research shows a six-fold increase in sales of infant formula prescribed for babies with cows' milk protein allergy in the UK, despite no evidence of an increase in the incidence of the allergy.
Gerald Murnane has long been recognised as one of Australia’s finest writers.
This award to a long neglected writer shows that there is still a place in Australian life for works of art that challenge us to think.
It’s normal to have an upset tummy when you’re nervous.
When we get nervous, a number of processes occur in the brain that are passed onto the stomach and affect the digestive process. This is a hangover from our hunter-gatherer days.
An elder speaks at a rally against black deaths in custody in Sydney in May 2018.
The Australian justice system must do more to acknowledge the colonial system on which it is built, which inherently privileges whiteness.
People of colour, Indigenous people, Muslims and Jews are regularly lectured to on racism by people who have never experienced it.