Energy transition minerals are essential to tackling climate change. But First Nations people must have a genuine say in where and how this happens.
The sheer number of Chinese-funded dams pose a substantial risk to biodiversity. And yet, environmental regulation of these projects has serious flaws.
Journalist Niki Savva’s book on the downfall of the Morrison government is a sprawling insider’s account replete with damning details, writes Frank Bongiorno. The Liberal Party now lies in tatters.
Sunscreen is one of the most important ways to protect yourself from skin cancer – but to be reliable, it has to be tested on brave volunteers.
More than half a million people have died in Syria’s war with half the population displaced. The suffering will continue until there is a reckoning with Assad and his allies.
If we are going to have stricter rules around when children start school, we need to make sure it does not harm those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Young people in high-income countries now drink much less than their counterparts 20 years ago. But the opposite is happening in developing countries. Why? Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Part of the fascination with end of year roundups is that they’re a stocktake of the year – but they also give insights into the way we listen to music that might surprise some people.
When it comes to reducing the spread of COVID, ventilation is often an afterthought. But cleaner air needs to be front and centre of our COVID mitigation strategy. Here’s why.
The UN committee against torture is concerned about the continued overincarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their deaths in custody.
Archer was the only Liberal to vote for the motion. But Karen Andrews, who has previously said Morrison should quit parliament, abstained. Morrison was Andrews’ secret co-partner in home affairs.
Individuals, businesses and organisations around the world have felt the ripples – sometimes waves – from the FTX crash. Kim Jong-un is likely feeling them too.
To get legislation through the upper house, the re-elected Andrews government will likely need the support of the Greens and Legalise Cannabis.
Australia’s approach is welcome but doesn’t go far enough. New Zealand’s plans are much bolder. Here’s how they compare.
The stars, planets and Milky Way we see at night are part of a wilderness shared across the globe and across centuries. But does BlueWalker 3 herald a night sky polluted with bright satellites?
It is hard to say how big an influence the Nationals’ stance may have – but history shows us the Yes case in referendums is easily defeated.
The question behind Tom Keneally’s latest novel is how a political idealist striving for his country’s freedom could end up supporting slavery.
Extending visits from nurses who can listen without judgement and offer practical, evidence-informed advice helps new parents who are experiencing adversity.
Plant breeders must now engage with kaitiaki if special relationships with a plant have been asserted. But Māori have no say on the introduction of exotic plants that could become invasive.
The fifth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces shows little movement since the last survey in 2018.