A recent ruling by the UN's Human Rights Committee recognized that climate refugees do exist, and acknowledged a legal basis for protecting them when their lives are threatened by climate change.
Acclimatization societies believed that animals could fill the gaps of a deficient environment.
To be clear, I'm not advocating compulsory population control, here or anywhere. But we do need to consider a future with billions more people, many of them aspiring to live as Australians do now.
Migrants benefit from attachment experiences that help them form a sense of belonging, build resilience and negotiate their quality of life.
Many of the problems the US has with its election processes and outcomes are avoidable and don't happen in countries with different voting laws. Australia is a great example.
I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action.
Smoke haze almost seems to be the new normal in parts of Australia. But what do we know about the dangers to our health in the longer term?
December 25 is the least popular day to give birth in the US, Australia and New Zealand, and second only to Boxing Day on Dec. 26 in England, Wales and Ireland.
We may think tattooing is a modern phenomenon, but the reasons for its popularity are not dissimilar to those seen in the prisons and convict ships of the Victorian era.
Located at the edges of cities, suburbs have a role to play in urban resilience to disasters caused or exacerbated by climate change.
The reasons the homicide rate is declining are complex, but a reduction in alcohol consumption and access to weapons are contributors.
Yes, Jacinda Ardern is an intelligent, compassionate prime minister, but governing is difficult – and problems have inevitably arisen, or never gone away.
Prison rehabilitation programs are difficult, but to give up and do nothing would be not merely cynical, but self-defeating.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman sees much more potential in blockchain ID than payments at present. He's absolutely right.
Attitudes to banks are changing. This requires them to be more customer centric, and to take their role in society more seriously.
In a recent survey, a majority of Chinese migrants said they rarely share negative stories about Australia on their social media platforms, and actually side with Australia more on human rights.
Accurate data on Australians' gender and sexual identity helps governments make good policy – and, importantly, ensures those communities are seen and recognised.
In a recent report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child was highly critical of the Australian government for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
The detained writer is entitled to Australian consular access while in prison in China, but like other detained Chinese-Australians, Canberra has few other legal options to help him.
The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we'd want to make it any longer.