The Christmas pudding, once known as the ‘Empire Pudding,’ reflects the lasting legacy of the British Empire.
El Niño looms large as we head into the Australian summer. But can everyone expect hot and dry weather? What drives the weather in your state?
Australia is planning for a very hot summer, which will have far-reaching consequences for many people. It’s time governments took this more seriously and, importantly, took action.
Australia’s latest climate change statement shows we have little hope of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. There’s good news on the 2030 target, but then what?
Global climate models don’t let us zoom in on the fine details. A new set of high-resolution climate models for Australia is solving this problem.
While it can feel like little progress is being made to stop women being killed by their partners or ex-partners, the data show a steady decline in recent years.
Some 189,000 Afghans have applied for visas to Australia, but the government has only approved 31,500 refugee spots for the next four years. Women face the biggest hurdles to resettlement.
Historically, most Pacific visa programs in Australia have been tied to labour mobility. And none has specifically referenced climate change as a driving rationale.
Since its early history, Australia has seen the Pacific as a vast, empty region where foreign powers threatened its security. This focus has undermined our effectiveness in the region.
While the US is still primarily focused on countering Chinese influence in the region, Australia is making a real impact with its Pacific Engagement Visa.
Phar Lap’s famous 1930 Melbourne Cup victory united Australia and New Zealand in celebration. Almost a century on, people still flock to visit his remains, on display at three different museums.
In a crowded region, it’s hard to know who is doing what, and where. Effective statecraft, though, is not always measured by quantity over quality.
The content on social media platforms doesn’t always portray the locations accurately, setting unrealistic expectations and even luring tourists into trouble.
Contending with the human misery of the latest conflict has proven politically fraught at all levels.
New research shows that not only is the use of drug detection dogs ineffective, it may in fact increase the risk of drug-related harm.
More than 800 lives were lost in the Royal Charter storm but it also led to improvements in weather forecasting.
Endorsements from celebrities and businesses can be the kiss of death in a referendum campaign – as can failing to negotiate a cross-party consensus.
Research on both sides of the globe shows that unmanageable workloads is the main reason why many ambulance service staff are considering quitting the profession.
The transition to net zero emissions is under grave threat if governments do not do more to address the potential unfairness of some climate policies.
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