Lightning doesn’t travel in a straight line, with many so-called ‘leaders’ coming down from the cloud in a series of jagged steps. Until now, no one has known why.
How can ethnic media outlets be supported to continue to inform Australians, and how might mainstream media need to change to better serve these communities?
NASA astronaut Winston E. Scott on an EVA in 1996.
The European Space Agency has recruited the world’s first-ever disabled astronaut. But we’re still a long way from space being accessible to all.
The new report calls for funding and support for Aboriginal community controlled organisations. They are best placed to lead reform and to make decisions about the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
The Whitlam government’s removal of the sales tax may seem small, but it increased access to the pill for many women and in doing so, changed their lives.
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The Whitlam government’s economic performance was certainly not perfect. But it deserves a better reputation than it has.
On December 2 1972, after 23 years in opposition, Gough Whitlam led the Labor party back to government. What followed was three tumultuous years of crisis and transformation, after which Australia would…
An Indigenous person in Indonesia protests against a copper and gold mine.
Energy transition minerals are essential to tackling climate change. But First Nations people must have a genuine say in where and how this happens.
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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.
Syrian refugees watch health workers visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon in October to help contain a cholera outbreak. More than half the country’s population is still displaced.
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.
Drinking is going out of fashion among young people in some parts of the world, but not others.
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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.