Turkey desperately needed a change in government and a breath of fresh air. Now the social, political and economic suffocation is likely to get worse.
In the future, our computer may be able to produce long-term forecasts in areas such as climate change, bushfires and financial markets – while being cheaper and more accessible than supercomputers.
Over the years Australia has been quick to point the finger at China – most recently in relation to DJI drones. Instead, we should look closely at our own tech security policies.
Some media and politicians have been comparing the First Nations Voice to Parliament to apartheid. However, ensuring First Nations peoples have their views heard by parliament is not the same thing.
With no clear winner in last weekend’s election, Turks will again go to the polls in a run-off elections between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kamal Kilicdaroglu.
Local councils lack the means to tackle homelessness, but are often closest to the people at risk. A national plan should recognise and resource the role councils can play in preventing homelessness.
A Uighur woman protests before a group of paramilitary police in western China’s Xinjiang region.
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China’s Xi Xinping had trialled his COVID lockdown measures on what he callously called the ‘virus’ of the Uighurs, writes Stan Grant. COVID lockdowns are now over, but the trace of tyranny remains.
Fifty to 80% of undergraduate teaching in Australia is done by casual or sessional staff
Death by exhaustion, cannibalism, complete body fusion: across the animal kingdom, mating takes many strange forms.
Teachers are often seen as front-line mental health providers by default. Is this reasonable?
Members of the Referendum Working Group and Referendum Engagement Group during a Voice to Parliament press conference.
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The proposed Voice to Parliament is a First Nations advisory body. The way New Zealand have ensured Māori representation in Parliament could be a better way to approach Indigenous self-determination.
Otago University has followed Massey in aspiring to be a “Tiriti-led” institution. But this implies being on the Crown side of the partnership – which is not where a university should be.
Without a review of what went wrong with intelligence gathering and analysis during the pandemic, we’re missing a golden opportunity to improve our intelligence agencies.
The Erdogan government’s response to the devastating earthquakes in Turkey has been widely criticised. But how it might affect the forthcoming presidential election remains to be seen.
Both of the leading manufacturers have extensive links with the Chinese Communist Party, but it’s unclear whether they’d ever send data from Australia to China.
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Carp can make riverbeds look like golf balls – denuded and dimpled, devoid of any habitat. Releasing carp herpes virus is a controversial proposition, so let’s weigh up the risks and benefits.
Hamsters and gerbils could threaten not just native Australian animals, but also plants and broader ecosystems.
Fijians go to the polls next week, but the country’s constitution still entrenches ultimate power and authority in the military.
Australia is no longer an international laggard when it comes to addressing the problem of carbon emissions, but its is loping along in the middle of a slow-moving pack.
Phubbing or ‘phone snubbing’ is when prioritise your phone over the people in your company – and it sucks. Here’s how to stop it.