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Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission, says that the commission ‘didn’t go anywhere near far enough.’ KYM SMITH/AAP

Media Files: Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the ‘disappointing’ banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers

Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on the ‘disappointing’ banking royal commission and how she works with whistleblowers. The Conversation51.9 MB (download)
Today on Media Files, it's journalism versus the big banks. We're hearing from Adele Ferguson, the celebrated journalist who many credit as the driving force behind the banking royal commission.
A report has found the causes of mass fish deaths in the Darling river. Dean Lewins/AAP

We wrote the report for the minister on fish deaths in the lower Darling – here’s why it could happen again

Fish deaths at the lower Darling can happen again. Here's what we can do about it.
EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks at a news conference about Google online search advertising, at the European Commission in Belgium in March 2019. Stephanie Lecocq / AAP

How big tech designs its own rules of ethics to avoid scrutiny and accountability

Feelgood, high-level data ethics principles are not fit for the purpose of regulating big tech. Applied ethics might be useful ... but stronger regulation is the preferred end goal.
Wajah terbentuk pada tahap sangat awal pada fase pembentukan embrio. Eleonora/Shuttestock

Mengapa Anda lahir dengan wajah yang Anda miliki

Melalui ribuan pembelahan sel, jaringan yang pada akhirnya akan membentuk tengkorak, rahang, kulit, sel-sel saraf, otot dan pembuluh darah terbentuk dan bersatu untuk menciptakan wajah kita.
When you’re admitted to a public hospital, they’ll want to know if you have private health insurance. From shutterstock.com

If you’ve got private health insurance, the choice to use it in a public hospital is your own

When you enter a public hospital, you are likely to be asked if you have private health insurance, and if you want to use it. This is what you need to consider.
We previously thought moderate drinking could be good for our health. There’s now evidence that says the opposite. From shutterstock.com

Health check: is moderate drinking good for me?

Evidence that people who drink moderately are healthier is probably influenced by many other health and lifestyle factors. We're now seeing that even modest amounts of alcohol could impact our health.
Chicken or rooster? This bird is both – female on the left (dark feathers), and male on the right (white feathers, with larger comb and physique). Mike Clinton (Roslin Institute)

How birds become male or female, and occasionally both

Birds have some of the most amazing sex differences of any animal. They can control the sex of offspring, and even produce rare half-male, half-females. And their sex genes and chromosomes are quite different from ours.
Since the Whitlam government in 1972, the major parties have taken a similar approach to managing relations with China, albeit with a few key differences. AAP/EPA/Roman Pilipey

No matter who wins the next election, managing the China relationship will be tricky – and vital

No matter who forms government after the next election, managing Australia's relationship with China will continue to be a major challenge, and vitally important in a region remaking itself.

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