Women of the Peppimenarti community, about 320 km south-west of Darwin. The statistics suggest Indigenous households in remote and very remote areas are more effective at managing money to avoid hardship.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
We decided to dig into the statistics and compare the experience of financial stress in Indigenous and non-Indigenous households.
Our findings surprised us.
Mountain biking seems harmless but can damage soil and scare wildlife.
National parks and nature reserves are vital for conservation, but are also great places for recreation. Balancing the two is tricky, but it can be done if we realise parks are not just playgrounds.
Locals in Kiribati building a sea wall to protect the low-lying Pacific island from rising sea waters.
Australian aid to the Pacific has been criticised for not focusing enough on infrastructure. But rising Chinese influence is bringing a shift of priorities.
Despite numerous inquiries and hundreds of recommendations in mental health over the years, little has changed.
The key challenge in mental health is finding the political will and the financial and community resources to do what has already been described in thousands of pages and hundreds of recommendations.
State government remains an important part of the Australian political landscape.
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Despite intermittent calls to remove them, state governments provide important checks on federal power, and a number of difficult, vital services for the communities they serve.
How can we make driverless cars ethical?
A new study provides fascinating data on how people prioritise who to save in hypothetical driverless car crashes. But it takes more than just numbers to really create ethical machines.
Farmers who invested in natural assets during the Millennium Drought are coping better with lack of rain now.
AAP Image/Perry Duffin
Beyond trucking in hay and water, drought-stricken farmers need money and advice on improving the natural features of their land.
Environment Minister Melissa Price is accused of insulting Kiribati’s former president, saying he was only in Australia “for the cash”.
At a time when the future of many Pacific islands is under threat, a little compassion is in order, not barbs at their expense.
As part of Australia’s naval upgrade, construction of 12 future submarines will start around 2022-23.
Compared to China's naval ambitions, we seem slow-moving and complacent and lack the agility to keep up with the times.
People need time to learn about their options and think about their preferences.
In the final days of life, it may be too late to choose how you want to die, who you want to be cared by, and how you'd like your symptoms managed.
Kurt Lambeck’s work has been vital for developing GPS systems we all rely on for navigation.
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science/WildBear
The 2018 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science were awarded at Canberra's Parliament House on October 17. Along with the top prize, life science, physics, innovation and teaching were recognised.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced he will amend laws that allow schools to expel gay students.
Public opinion polls and a survey of Australian youth show there's little support for allowing schools to hire or fire teachers based on their sexual orientation.
Marc Freestone/The Conversation
Scientists are racing against the clock to figure out how to propagate the rare leek orchid before it goes extinct.
It’s low-income earners and renters who are paying more.
Energy prices have doubled in ten years, but as a proportion of income, most of us are paying no more.
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Limitar el calentamiento global a 1,5 grados centígrados es un reto difícil, pero aún está a nuestro alcance, según un informe histórico del Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático encargado después de la cumbre de París de 2015.
National Renewable Energy Lab/Flickr
Limiting global warming to 1.5C is a tough challenge but still within reach, according to a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change commissioned after the 2015 Paris summit.
Limiting global warming 1.5℃ will be profoundly challenging given current policies.
Chart data: Climate Action Tracker / Image: AAP
Here are the essential facts from the UN's special report on climate change.
How much should a council pay to protect private beachfront properties?
How far will we go to protect high-risk beachfront property? New research suggests local councils are too willing to spend public money to protect private landowners from coastal climate change.
John Barker Sorrowing mother c.1916, oil on canvas.
70.8 h x 90.2 w cm.
National Gallery of Australia
Seven Australian composers feature in an epic communal piece of music honouring the Australians who died on the Western Front. It will have its premiere in Canberra, this Saturday.
Steven Truscott speaks with the media during a news conference in Toronto in August 2007. Truscott’s 48-year fight to clear his name ended when Ontario’s highest court acquitted him of the 1959 rape and murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper.
(CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld)
Fifty-nine years ago, Steven Truscott, wrongfully convicted for the murder of a schoolmate, was sentenced to hang. He was only 14 years old. Why did it take so long for justice to catch up with him?