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To grow a green economy, you need to train workers in green skills. To grow a green economy, you need to train workers in green skills. Green image from ww.shutterstock.com

Invest in training green collar workers for a greener future

Australians are often presented with a choice – you can either have more jobs or you can look after the environment. At least, that’s what some of the political rhetoric would have you believe. But what…
Beware the drop bear. Beware the drop bear. Wikimedia commons

Can’t bear ‘em: how GPS is helping to track drop bears

Drop bears (Thylarctos plummetus) are a species of carnivorous Australian marsupial, renowned for preying on tourists in the bush. Infamous for their mode of attack, new technology is now shedding light…
Christmas is a time of plenty - but to ensure we keep eating well in the future, it’s time to rethink the way we buy and produce food. Christmas is a time of plenty - but to ensure we keep eating well in the future, it’s time to rethink the way we buy and produce food. Barbeque image from www.shutterstock.com

Eat, think, and be merry

As we gather to share a meal with friends and family this festive season, it is the ideal time to reflect on our relationship with food, including our dependence on those who grow it for us. Australians…
David Herbert Lawrence dived deep into the psychology of the Australian landscape in Kangaroo. David Herbert Lawrence dived deep into the psychology of the Australian landscape in Kangaroo. Flickr/Duncan~

Writing the Australian bush: DH Lawrence’s wildflowers

Welcome to the first essay in our series on how the Australian landscape has been described in literature. We start with an internationally recognised D. H. Lawrence scholar, Christopher Pollnitz, writing…

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