Feral horses are a clear point of division between parties in this weekend's election. Labor has pledged to repeal the Coalition government's bill to preserve large numbers of brumbies.
Victoria's environment is taking a pounding, but an ambitious report offers a way forward – not just for that state, but for the whole of Australia.
The new laws are an improvement, but still allow for continued cruelty to animals in the name of testing, and need to be more stringent.
Australian society is made up of people from different backgrounds and faiths. Teaching school children about religious diversity and traditions makes them more tolerant of religious minorities.
There is deep sadness in the Christchurch attacks, but little shock. We need to address the permissive political environment that allows such hateful extremism to be promulgated so openly.
The royal commission will give people with disabilities an opportunity to share their experiences. But it needs to ensure they're supported and have the same access to services as others do.
India requires large enterprises to spend 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility projects. It's a bold idea, but looks doomed to fail.
A new petition is urging state and federal governments to rein in Australia's rampant land clearing, which worsens the risk of bushfires and threatens to undo the work of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Champagne celebrations with a new species discovery for beetle scientists may not be the best move – you'd be drunk all the time. But it's still important work.
Of all Australia’s wildlife, one stands out as having an identity crisis: the dingo. New research has found the dingo is its own species, distinct from 'wild dogs'.
There's a problem in thinking more women on boards is a great indicator of significant progress on diversity.
In a landmark ruling by a Victorian court, a former Age journalist has successfully sued for damages after consistently covering traumatic cases in her job.
Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?
Too often, politicians use matters of national security for nakedly political advantage. It's a dangerous ploy, and it's time it stopped.
If the next government is serious about protecting Australian businesses and families, here are seven concrete actions it should take immediately upon taking office.
Algorithmic guardians could be programmed to manage our digital interactions with social platforms and apps according to our personal preferences.
Australian Catholics are drifting from the church, and research shows sexual abuse scandals are a main reason why.
The plan to kill 2 million feral cats nationwide by 2020 makes for good headlines. But it's also a simplistic goal that won't necessarily deliver conservation benefits to native species.
China's refusal to take Australia's rubbish has started to bite, and it's clear we're not ready to deal with the consequences.
The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council's new report reveals that most cases of animal cruelty handled by the law are in fact animal neglect.