Calls to boycott supermarket-branded milk only put greater pressure on the dairy farmers who supply it.
AAP Image/Mal Fairclough
Calls to boycott supermarket-branded milk are misguided; and a royal commission into treatment of dairy farmers would be money wasted.
Farmers who invested in natural assets during the Millennium Drought are coping better with lack of rain now.
AAP Image/Perry Duffin
Beyond trucking in hay and water, drought-stricken farmers need money and advice on improving the natural features of their land.
Former child migrants sent from Britain to Australia, listen to an apology from Gordon Brown in 2010.
October 23, 2018
From the UK
The British government is yet to set up a formal redress scheme for children sent away as migrants to Australia and elsewhere.
Away with you.
Why tobacco giant isn't a credible partner for anti-cigarette smoking policy just yet, despite what they want you to think.
The suicide rate among young people has increased at an alarming rate over the past 10 years.
Researchers are beginning to look at the opportunities offered by social media to aid in suicide prevention.
The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important?
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
If refugee and asylum seekers are not resettled in Australia, the humanitarian crisis will only worsen.
As families are airlifted off Nauru for medical treatment, there is at last a glimmer of hope that a long-standing and cruel policy might finally be put to rest.
Barnaby Joyce on facing the drought and rural women.
Some in the Nationals would like Barnaby Joyce back in the leadership before the election. Joyce says if the leadership were offered, he would be up for it - though he insists he is not canvassing.
Crops, soils and fungus are a tricky mix.
An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could be used in sustainable agriculture. But there's still a lot we don't know, and new research suggests these fungi can sometimes do more harm than good.
Yingiya Guyula (seated right) wants to be allowed to use the Yolngu Matha language in the NT Legislative Assembly to represent his electorate.
The NT is the only jurisdiction in Australia mandating the use of English in the Legislative Assembly – despite the fact 42% of the population doesn't speak English at home.
An Anglican priest teaching climate change is often asked about the difference between science and faith.
An Anglican priest teaching about climate change says people have a naïve view of how science really works.
Policies such as subsidies for livestock feed risk weakening proper management incentives for farmers to plan for and adapt to drought.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
We need to make sure well-meaning policy responses to drought don't do more harm than good.
You might lose weight in the short term but fad diets are impossible to sustain.
Diets that promise drastic results with minimal effort, or that ban whole food groups, should ring alarm bells.
A vine shade structure being installed in Cavenagh Street will help cool the hottest street in Darwin city centre.
Darwin's climate is getting even hotter and it's one of the main reasons people leave the city. A lot more can be done, though, to make our tropical cities safe, cool and enjoyable.
The opt-out period for My Health Record closes on November 15.
The government has rejected a call to extend the My Health Record opt-out period while amendments are made to ensure the privacy and security of the system.
Few health care professionals are currently tapping into smarthpone data to inform clinical decisions, but it could help.
If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then the data it tracks could provide a comprehensive picture of your health – and alert you if it begins to deteriorate.
Australian literature has a long history of appropriating and misrepresenting Aboriginal culture.
Non-Indigenous writers, if they wish to engage ethically with Indigenous culture, must learn to respect it as a form of property grounded in kinship and country.
Breeding dogs for certain colours can affect their health, behaviour and life-span.
National apologies for abuse are important, but children in institutional care also need better support transitioning to adulthood.
Young people leaving out-of-home care aren't receiving the support they need to further their educations and transition successfully to adulthood.
Othello and Desdemona, Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle, circa 1827.
“They have been crucifying Othello into an opera,” Lord Byron later wrote after watching Rossini's opera. But the performance does much to highlight the play's racial politics.