A piece of aircraft wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island.
The aircraft part found on an Indian ocean island is said to be from a Boeing 777 but the challenge now is to determine if the wreckage is from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370.
Townsville’s roads (pictured) may have their busy periods but is it the best place to start a solar charged ‘electric super highway’?
If you want to kick-start the "electric superhighway" in Queensland then it makes sense to start in a populated area with the busiest traffic.
It might be nice if buying the right to emit greenhouse pollution could be made a bit simpler.
The term 'carbon tax' is a political poison in Australia, thanks to the previous carbon tax which was actually an emissions trading scheme. Yet ironically, many economists prefer a tax over an ETS anyway.
Avril Thomas - Female nude study (2015). Charcoal on paper. Magpie Springs Winery and Art Gallery.
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Held annually in venues all over South Australia for the entirety of August, SALA’s magnitude and reach, its extraordinary range of exhibition venues, both conventional and left-of-field, make it unique.
Bland or grand?
The reduction of brands at major department stores could actually be a good thing for customers.
The immune system protects us from the constant onslaught of viruses, bacteria and other types of pathogens we encounter throughout life. But it can sometimes misbehave.
Adam Goodes continues to demonstrate through dignity and presence of mind, that he is an empowered Aboriginal man.
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Adam Goodes' actions – from his celebratory dance to his decision to temporarily withdraw from the AFL – epitomise the concept of male Indigenous dignity.
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Telcos are positioning themselves to be at the top rather than the bottom of the content food chain.
The film of Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel The Dressmaker will gain greater recognition for the author.
Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel The Dressmaker is about to gain greater recognition thanks to a film adaptation featuring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. We now know more about how that happened.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Bronwyn Bishop's entitlements claims and the ministerial reaction to the issue.
A board shake-up offers the Abbott government the opportunity to be visionary through implementing the NDIS’s spirit and intent.
The NDIS is a social policy reform that, at its heart, requires an understanding of the lived experience of people with disability.
Too much meat is bad for our health and the environment, so why not tax it while giving veggies a free pass?
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If GST was added to meat, the government could raise billions of dollars in revenue while also encouraging shoppers to eat more veggies - a lipsmacking prospect for public health and the environment.
Rain approaching the Pinnacles in Western Australia – how best to understand what past climate change has had on the region?
Scientists are about to embark on a two month mission to find out how Australia and its reefs coped with climate change in the past, and therefore how it should cope with any future change.
Bright students might enjoy MOOC content, but do they deserve credits from their high school?
While MOOCs can provide some great content, the teaching and assessment methods probably aren't appropriate for high school students.
Australia’s Bumala-y Yuurrama-y seems to be accepted only when confined to matches between Indigenous players, yet all New Zealanders feel able to embrace the Haka.
While AFL player Adam Goodes polarised Australians by performing an Indigenous war dance, New Zealanders unite in celebration of the Haka. The difference in approach to Indigenous culture is telling.
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There is an air of mysticism attached to high-growth companies: but in the main, they followed five golden rules.
It’s naive to pretend there are no profound genetic and epigenetic differences between the sexes.
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What produces the differences between men and women? Are they trivial or profound? Are they genetic or environmental, or both? And are men really closer genetically to chimpanzees than to women?
NSW Labor leader Luke Foley moved a motion for Labor to review its ‘socialist objective’, which dates back to 1921.
Given that retaining the socialist objective hasn’t prevented the ALP from developing pro-market policies, why is it still seen as such a significant issue?
The furore around Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s entitlements claims has continued to grow.
One's first question, on hearing Bronwyn Bishop's unconvincing apology was: did Tony Abbott suggest the approach when the two met in Sydney on Wednesday to discuss tactics for handling the crisis?
The prime minister described Labor’s renewables pledge as “truly bizarre”.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this week that Labor's pledge to source half the nation's power from renewable energy by 2030 will "mean a massive bill, perhaps $60 billion or more, that will have to be carried by the consumers of Australia." Is that right?
Is the price right for installing solar panels?
Victoria's solar will soon get a mere 5 cents for power they send to the grid. But is that a fair price?
A ban on killer robots is useless if your enemy doesn’t play by the rules.
The thousands of people who signed an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous killer weapons and robots are misguided. We already have such killing machines and we should embrace them.
Russia vetoed a proposed Security Council resolution to set up a tribunal to investigate the downing of Flight MH17.
Are there any other options at the international level to have the downing of Flight MH17 properly investigated and – if appropriate – prosecuted by an impartial, independent international court?
Beef is generating record prices as forces converge to reward farmers.
Gina Rinehart's purchase of the Fossil Downs cattle station comes as beef prices are headed for new highs.
Warren Buffett: “When a country needs more income they should get it from the people that have it.”
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Why is there a tax policy named after the world's third richest man?