The Yes/No case has long been flawed and the government is right to dispense with it. But it will need to replace it with something else to counter misinformation – and do so with great care.
New Zealand may see more sponge bleaching as the northern coastlines are already experiencing almost continuous marine heatwave conditions, expected to extend into the coming summer.
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In her new memoir, Stella Prize winner Heather Rose reflects on overcoming childhood trauma and adult pain with spiritual work. But our reviewer wishes it allowed moments of ‘pause or ambiguity’.
ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shane Drumgold today announced that the charges against Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in 2019, have been withdrawn…
It’s been a long time coming. But this latest news means the ACT and NT could draw up their own voluntary assisted dying laws, bringing them into line with the states.
The plan for a second trial of Bruce Lehrmann has been dropped after expert medical advice warned it posed a “significant and unacceptable risk” to Brittany Higgins’ life. The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions…
Every decade, the British Film Institute releases their 100 greatest films of all time. Here’s who made the cut.
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.
This is a vote that is too important to be let fail. Yet you would be an optimist – despite the good support it is getting in the opinion polls – if you rated its prospects at 50-50
Sanctions are clearly not deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. But alternative strategies have huge risks, too.
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.
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?
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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.