The 1967 referendum was the culmination of a long struggle for both Aboriginal rights and respect, for social esteem as well as equality before the law.
Doctors experience higher levels of suicide and mental distress than their non-medical peers. Why? And what can we do about it?
Part of the land inhabited by some of the early Australians is now submerged, but details of their life is now revealed in an excavation on an island off the continent’s north-west coast.
Maëlle, 7, wants to know why some shells are smooth, while others are corrugated. It turns out that while corrugated shells are strong, smooth shells can move fast.
Many people with phobias are understandably reluctant to face their fears. But gradual exposure using virtual reality headsets can help with everything from a fear of spiders, heights or flying.
Until recently we didn't know much about which antibiotic is best for people who have been attacked by a crocodile.
For the first time the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by mass bleaching in consecutive years, with only the reef's southernmost stretches having escaped both events unscathed.
The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis, as a second wave of coral bleaching hits. But the system of bodies and laws that protect it are getting more complicated – and less productive.
Conflicts over coastal areas have largely been between development and preserving what makes these attractive places to live. Rising sea levels are now complicating our relationship with the coast.
The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching again. Without greater action on climate change and water quality, its World Heritage status could be listed as "in danger".
Academics are often in the vanguard of the fight to preserve heritage buildings but they are losing the battle on home turf as universities shed their 1960s and 1970s concrete skins.
In early 2016 reports appeared that vast swathes of mangroves had died in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It now appears heat and drought were to blame.
Unlike vision or touch, sound is much more difficult to control or avoid; music in particular spills across thresholds and intrudes into situations where it is unwelcome.
Southern Africa is further south than the ends of the migration routes of ducks from Europe to East and West Africa.
Everyone has probably heard about the physical benefits of having sex. But are you aware of the long list of psychological benefits?
Australians are likely to vote for longer parliamentary terms. They want fewer elections and are dissatisfied with politics.
A new study shows how Australian authorities are battling the invasive Asian tiger mosquito in Torres Strait, reducing risks of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks.
Regions that offer adquate amenities for residents have the best chance of converting long-distance commuters into the sort of new residents who can sustain regional prosperity.
Plus de sport, moins d’alcool : les bonnes résolutions du Nouvel An sont difficiles à tenir dans la durée. Sauf à s'appliquer, à soi-même, les principes de la thérapie comportementale.
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, a behaviourist's approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.