President Xi Jinping may be concerned about a spike in the death rate if China’s tough COVID restrictions are lifted – and the political fallout from it.
Michelle & Niki Savva.
"He's a very secretive character. He's distrustful. He's a control freak. He's a bully. He's stubborn. He doesn't listen to anyone"
We hear a lot about how humans eating meat is bad for the planet. But if every animal only ate plants, Earth would look dramatically different.
For more than a decade, employers have strung out negotiations or let agreements expire. Known as “zombie agreements”, those deals mean too many Australians are living with wages frozen in the past.
In this podcast Michelle and Amanda Dunn canvass federal parliament's final sitting week of the year, including the House of Representatives' censure of Scott Morrison and the flurry of legislation
Environment ministers from both sides are determined not to see the Barrier Reef listed as in danger. The question is – why?
The Nationals’ decision sparked a vitriolic response on Tuesday from Indigenous leader Noel Pearson, while the Western Australian National party dissociated itself from it.
Sean Turnell was jailed for the ‘crime’ of doing an economist’s job, which is trying to make people’s lives better. Here’s how he was freed – and what comes next.
Protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini have gone global. But in Iran there is a unique version, known as ‘Amameh Parani’, targeting a garment sacred to Shi’a clerics.
Sydney Modern at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is a spectacular achievement – but going forward, funding is required for more than rammed earth, glass, bricks and mortar.
Young people provide timely and personalised mental health support to friends – but sometimes find looking after their own needs difficult in the process.
Climate change is raising the number of days the Earth passes crucial thresholds of fire risk. But urgently cutting emissions can avoid the worst.
The story of Meta’s latest AI model shows the pitfalls of machine learning – and a disregard for potential risks.
The 2022 federal election success of the teals and other community independents has been captured in three new books. How and why did they become a political force – and what might the future hold?
For aficionados of Christmas cinema, the good and the bad, Christmas Ransom is light hearted and silly enough to be bearable.
Protests in China, while not super rare, tend to be highly localised. But these anti-lockdown protests have triggered a more national response.
Biometric data can be used in schools to track everything from attendance to exam behaviour and what students buy from the canteen.
A new survey of Australian authors finds that while author incomes have (very slightly) grown, they remain perilously low – which makes it hard to find time to write.
Surprisingly, Macquarie’s list of the words of 2022 hasn’t highlighted the war in Ukraine or climate change. It embraced Australian political terms, while the people chose the ‘bachelor’s handbag’.
Artificial intelligence could help create transparency and consistency in the legal system – our model shows how.