Farmers protest tightened land-clearing laws in Brisbane.
Moves to tighten land-clearing laws in Queensland and New South Wales have been met with outrage from farmers. So how can we get regulation right?
Meter Maids at work earlier this year.
The Gold Coast Meter Maids are the most enduring example of a growing number of young women employed as promotional models in our cities. But how does this sexualised imagery shape our interactions – and men's attitudes to women?
The Queensland government’s interpretation of public housing transfers conflicts with that of Labor colleagues federally and in some other states.
Given its flagship status, the Logan public housing project’s abandonment could be a serious setback for Australian housing and urban policy.
In just four swipes on the interface of your phone, another person can access a wealth of your personal information.
In what circumstances can police search your phone? Must they obtain a search warrant? And what will happen if you refuse to provide your passcode or fingerprint required to access your phone?
Queensland independent Peter Wellington backed Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) to form government after she promised to act on political donations.
At long last, Australia has a government that is prepared to introduce real-time disclosure for political donations – a crucial change that lets voters make an informed choice at the ballot box.
Students at the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy in Aurukun.
Peter Holmes A Court
The lesson to be learned from Aurukun is around the impact of out-sourcing education to commercial interests.
Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have pointed $1 billion of the government’s existing green energy funding towards the Great Barrier Reef.
The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?
A market that lets sugar cane farmers trade ‘nitrogen permits’ could help keep a cap on fertiliser use.
You've heard of cap-and-trade schemes for greenhouse gases. Perhaps we also need one to limit the amount of fertiliser runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef.
The Southeast Queensland Regional Plan’s revision will include engagement of the community.
A long-term plan can’t properly underpin a vision without engaging many of Southeast Queensland's stakeholders and visitors or without the use of appropriate futures methods.
Flanked by local MP Ewen Jones and Greg Hunt, Malcolm Turnbull announced funding for a new stadium in Townsville and the Great Barrier Reef.
To win government, Labor needs a net gain of 19 seats nationally – and that's the exact number of marginal seats being fought over in Queensland this election.
Former Liberal leader John Hewson predicts that Malcolm Turnbull is on track to be returned as Prime Minister of Australia.
Most voters suspect that whoever wins government, they will soon declare that “the economy is not as strong as we had hoped or been led to believe” – and that promises will need to be broken.
Most people die in floods when they choose to go into the water.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
A total of 1,859 people have died in floods in Australia in the past 115 years.
Not everyone can see past the hard stare and sharp teeth of crocodiles.
The easiest way to keep people safe around crocodiles is to make sure they understand the risks.
Perception is everything when it comes to Great Barrier Reef tourism.
Reef image from www.shutterstock.com
All mention of Australia has been removed from an international report on climate change on the grounds that it would damage tourism. Here's the evidence.
Proposed developments in Brisbane illustrate the scale of urban consolidation.
flickr/Brisbane City Council
In the media, urban consolidation is often depicted as a threat to Australian suburban life. In reality, it's a result of managed planning processes to ensure growing cities remain liveable.
Clearing in Queensland.
Kerry Trapnell/The Wilderness Society
Back and forth over land-clearing laws has left landowners confused and native forests vulnerable.
A picture of strength: lifelong activist Bonita Mabo OA in front of her portrait as a young woman, which features in her granddaughter Boneta-Marie Mabo’s first solo exhibition.
Josef Ruckli, courtesy of the State Library of Queensland
Boneta-Marie Mabo's art responds to a colonial past in which Aboriginal women were fetishised as "black velvet". But it also celebrates strong women, including her activist grandmother Bonita Mabo.
Tim Nicholls won a partyroom ballot to become the Queensland LNP’s new leader.
Tim Nicholls’ victory reverts to the pre-eminence of “urban Liberals” over the Queensland LNP's rural and regional representatives and constituents.
Lonesome National Park is home to some of the last remaining brigalow woodland.
Science was instrumental in working out how to clear brigalow forest to make way for farming in the 20th century. Now it's trying to bring these iconic forests back.
The Great Barrier Reef’s northern sections have been hit hardest by bleaching.
James Kerry/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
The statistic that bleaching has been seen in 93% of surveyed areas of the Great Barrier Reef has sparked worldwide coverage - not all of it accurate.