As North Korea continues to antagonise the US and its allies, the prospect of war hangs in the air.
In a speech to the National Press Club on Thursday, Gareth Evans lambasted Donald Trump and called on Australia to become more self-reliant.
A cloud continues to hover over Russian interference in the US presidential election.
In his latest Quarterly Essay, journalist David Marr delves into why Pauline Hanson attracts so much attention.
The government this week introduced a bill that aims to put a stop to secret agreements between employers and unions without the knowledge of union members.
This episode explores how one person's waste can be another's treasure. We talk to scientists trying to eke something useful out of big piles of rubbish and discuss making the economy more circular.
Parisians gather at the Bataclan nightclub on November 13, 2016, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of terror attacks that took 130 lives across Paris.
Colleen Murrell speaks to The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey about living in and reporting from Paris in the wake of a wave of terror attacks in the last two years.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale is calling for a reimagining of the way Australians approach work.
The end of the mining boom has hit many people in Western Australia hard, and this has flowed strongly into the election. Debt and deficit are besetting the state budget.
In our second podcast from the Western Australian election, we talk to Kim Beazley, especially about One Nation.
In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
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Three stories about researchers who have dabbled in self-experimentation – with varying results.
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What can we expect from a Trump administration on the home front?
In a special Race to the White House episode, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer talk with Emma Lancaster about Donald Trump's inaugural address.
Happy new year.
Where do we go from here? After a dramatic year, we look ahead to some key economic and political trends that will influence our lives over the next 12 months.
Lucy Haslam and Alex Wodak helped convince the public and politicians that the time for legalised medicinal cannabis had come.
In 2016 three Australian states and the Commonwealth passed laws to legalise the growing of medicinal cannabis. It was an extraordinary result for a campaign that struggled for decades to gain traction.
As the curtain falls on the year, one of the most powerful players in the new parliament looks back on his successes.
After ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, the government is looking ahead to its 2017 review of climate change policy.
What do you believe in?
Four stories on belief: from the allure of cults and conspiracy theories, to the effect of trauma on faith, to the way dogma has influenced science – and if technology can actually shift our beliefs.
Earlier this week, footage aired of George Brandis speculating that Queensland's Liberal National Party might demerge. But Barnaby Joyce says this won't happen.