Eden-Monaro voters are calling for a compassionate and empathetic recovery process as Australia emerges from the pandemic.
A recent poll from the Lowy Institute shows
“unprecedented shifts” in Australian public opinion
Australians choked through a smoke-ridden summer during the bushfire crisis. But many of us are unaware of the silent damage indoor wood fire heaters are doing to our health.
As the bushfire royal commission examines whether to expand the use of indigenous fire techniques, overseas countries are already on board.
Since 2014, the ABC has lost $783 million in funding. It has now been announced another 250 jobs will go, further gutting the broadcaster and posing a serious threat to our democracy.
Kylie Tennant's hut is fondly remembered by locals, tourists and aspiring writers who have visited since the 1980s.
As climate change increases the frequency and scale of bushfires, our models suggest the habitats in Victoria's Central Highlands may be hard to come by.
Rangers from Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, conducting cool season burning on Martu Country.
Tony Jupp,The Nature Conservancy
The bushfire royal commission will look at incorporating Aboriginal knowledge into mainstream fire management. But in practice, what does that mean?
A comedian's record-breaking fundraiser shows us the power of celebrity. But it also reveals the complexities of raising a lot of money very quickly.
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After a disastrous performance during the summer's bushfires, Morrison has been a stronger leader on the global health crisis. But another great challenge – the economic one – is still ahead.
Just a year ago, Scott Morrison was on the cusp of achieving what most had believed impossible. His ability as a campaigner, aided by the failure of his opponent to connect with the Australian public and…
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
The disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps tailored to local needs and conditions to reduce the impacts on our cities.
Other existential risks include the decline of natural resources (particularly water), human population growth beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity, and nuclear weapons.
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This year's twin crises have left Australians reeling. The concept of 'rupture' can help us understand what's happening.
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In past bushfire inquires, Aboriginal people have been mentioned only sparingly. When referenced now, it's only in relation to cultural burning. This must change.
With a bit of sensible planning, you can retain plants close to your home without creating a huge bushfire risk.
Governments have been keen on investing in defence and national security, less so in human security. The current crises show it's time that changed.
Most fungi go unseen, but they play a vital role in ecosystems.
A highway exchange stands empty of traffic after the government implemented restrictions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Lima, Peru, on March 18, 2020. Does the global response to COVID-19 suggest there’s hope for climate action?
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The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.