Activists may have to be more careful about distributing evidence of animal cruelty online to encourage people to take action against the meat industry.
The new legislation will give harsher punishment to people who incite others to trespass on farms.
Two universities are conducting internal reviews of research collaborations linked to the suppression and surveillance of the Uyghur minority in western China.
China’s aggressive program of acquiring technology from abroad should be a cause of concern for Australian universities. Yet, our system of vetting research collaborations is clearly broken.
Endangered species are living happily in rice fields.
Bitterns in Rice/Matt Herring
The endangered Australasian bittern offers a way past the 'farmers vs environmentalist' debate in the Murray-Darling basin.
The Treaty of Waitangi obliges the state to ensure that public policy is as effective for Māori as it is for everybody else.
A report on primary health care found New Zealand fails to deliver good outcomes for Māori because the state does not stand aside to allow Māori to take charge of their own affairs.
Living in a group environment is part of learning how to manage without using drugs.
Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.
By making funding dependent on school outcomes, the government is intensifying an audit culture that marginalises vulnerable students.
Governments usually measure outcomes by standardised tests, such as NAPLAN. If schools are scrambling to improve their outcomes to gain funding, this can have a detrimental effect on teaching quality.
The Darling River near Menindee in February 2019.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Federal environment minister Sussan Ley said the environment doesn't necessarily need all its water, whereas farmers do. But denying rivers even part of their water can harm their health in many ways.
The use of Krokodil has fluctuated throughout the 21st Century.
'Krokodil' means crocodile in Russian, named as such partly because of the effect it has on users' skin. But skin infection isn't the only danger the drug poses.
New Zealand’s well-being budget makes a significant contribution to Māori self-determination.
Support for Māori and Pasifika communities was a funding priority in New Zealand's well-being budget, but a change in values may have greater impact than more money.
Playing in nature improves children’s learning, social and emotional skills.
Children need to play and discover the world for themselves without too much restriction. Here are some ways we can enhance children's opportunities to do this.
In 2018, the rate at which Māori babies were removed from their families was four times the rate for the rest of the New Zealand population.
Last week's attempted removal of a newborn Māori baby from his family highlights the issue that indigenous children are much more likely to be taken into state care, in New Zealand and other countries.
Interpreters enable patients to be fully informed about their health condition and options for treatment.
Interpreters are essential in providing ethical and high quality health care to Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse population.
Teaching status matters, but in Australia, this seems to be a low priority.
An inquiry into the status of the teaching profession lasted just four months before being shelved with no clear way forward. Is this the best teachers can hope for?
Yolks are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins packaged up by the female animal for an embryo.
Emily Nunell/The Conversation CC-NY-BD
A yolk allows a developing animal to stay in an egg longer, boosting its chance of survival. The downside is the mother has to work hard finding extra food so her body can create a nutritious yolk.
Jockey Hugh Bowman rides Winx for an exhibition gallop at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, in Sydney, earlier this month.
AAP Image/Joel Carrett
It's the last race for Winx this weekend and she's been an incredible race horse. But what makes a good race horse?
A report has found the causes of mass fish deaths in the Darling river.
Fish deaths at the lower Darling can happen again. Here's what we can do about it.
Police move in on animal rights protesters who blocked the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne on Monday.
When the government claims that only non-disruptive protests are "civil", it risks censoring those who seek to go beyond mere symbolic actions and have some impact on others through their protest.
Fijian prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s intervention has led to the quick release of three New Zealand journalists.
The prompt release of New Zealand journalists, arrested while investigating environmental degradation caused by a Chinese development project in Fiji, highlights PM Bainimarama's diplomatic dilemma.
Actress Felicity Huffman was one of the celebrities involved in the recent US college admissions scandal.
Caregivers using privilege to buy their children's way into, and through, education is not a Hollywood anomaly, nor the domain of elites. The middle class have been doing it in Australia for decades.
Protesters assembled at a Reclaim Australia rally in Sydney in 2017.
Groups promoting right wing extremism, like the Antipodean Resistance and the Lads Society, have recently dominated headlines, but they are far from the sum of the extreme right in Australia.