Under proposed changes, the war crime of murder would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
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Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
Plants absorb carbon and store it in the land.
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Australia is pumping 6.5 times more carbon into the atmosphere than the land can absorb.
An icebreaker makes its way through Antarctica’s sea ice.
After record-breaking amounts of sea ice in Antartica, this year we're seeing record lows.
Loose and reckless rights talk increasingly characterises populist politics.
Donald Trump’s confusion about rights is perhaps no greater than that of many people, who are given little reason by political leaders to understand rights seriously.
Melting ice sheets – such as this one in Greenland – are one way the Earth amplifies global warming.
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New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees over coming centuries.
It took BP 87 days to cap the Gulf of Mexico spill.
BP's plans for the Bight say it would take 10 days to begin dispersing an oil spill at source, and 35 days for well-capping equipment to reach the site – making it likely that oil would hit the coast.
Asia is home to the world’s largest known stateless group, the Rohingya.
Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
Christian Porter is championing a new approach to the way welfare is distributed in Australia.
The proof of whether an investment approach to welfare actually does improve outcomes for the disadvantaged is still some years down the track.
Malcolm Turnbull has an opportunity to show leadership on a regional refugee solution.
Turnbull can show leadership in the current talks in New York by driving an Asian regional solution to the global refugee crisis.
Senator Bridget McKenzie, speaking on Q&A.
Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said Australia is one of the few countries in the world to accept foreign political donations. Is that true?
The Yawuru Wellbeing Survey highlights the integral role of connectedness in Yawuru having
mabu liyan as the key to a good life.
John Puertollano, used with permission
How we think about wellbeing depends on where we come from, who we are and our experiences and aspirations. One study took account of this by involving Yawuru people in every aspect of the research.
The 2010 Gulf of Mexico blowout prompted a technical review, but what about corporate soulsearching?
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As BP plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, questions can be asked about whether it has made the right changes to its working practices to avoid a repeat of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.
With the right help, ARENA can help deliver many more solar farms.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has survived, amid a groundswell of domestic and overseas support. Its budget has been chopped, but here's how it can still drive the renewable energy revolution.
Grassroots protest is driving the divestment campaign.
AAP Image/Newzulu/Eliza Berlage
The pressure for organisations to divest from fossil fuels is coming from institutions with relatively little financial clout. But soon the richest and most powerful will have no choice but to join in.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 7 during the Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
The Apple business model is failing. Its ability to keep customers confined to the company's ecosystem cannot be sustained because of the rise of apps and other online platforms.
Anita Heiss’ latest work presents unsettling questions for the non-aboriginal reader.
A young Aboriginal woman falls in love with an escaped Japanese POW in 1944. Anita Heiss' new book entwines romance with questions of enmity and friendship: who is fighting whom?
Indonesia is the neighbour that makes Australians feel uneasy but also want to get on with.
The annual Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) to be held in Bali this week is an initiative that can help change negative attitudes towards Indonesia.
The future battlefield will look very different.
What is hybrid warfare, and why would Australia benefit from its technological developments?
The success of companies like T-shirt brand Threadless shows innovation matters in retail.
It's a tough time to be a retailer in Australia, but there are some retailers that have found the formula for success.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, speaking on Q&A, August 29, 2016.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, told Q&A that $30 billion is spent every year on 500,000 Indigenous people in Australia. Is that right?