A confrontation on the India-China border this week saw shots fired for the first time in 45 years.
By trying to circumvent the courts, the government is undermining both the rule of law and separation of powers. There is also collateral damage to the rule of law.
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Twenty of these freshwater fish species have a 50% or greater probability of extinction within the next 20 years.
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From a Hugh Jackman-esque spider to honouring traditional Indigenous words, these species have memorable names.
It would be extremely controversial for the High Court to invalidate border closures imposed by a state government if there's a reasonable health justification for the measure.
UVC radiation is effective for disinfecting objects and surfaces. It could help manage the coronavirus pandemic and fill gaps in PPE supplies.
The story of the Kangaroo Island Micro-trapdoor spider offer insight into the challenges ahead for invertebrates – the tiny engines of Australia's biodiversity – after this year's cataclysmic fires.
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Australia's island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here's what we've learned along the way.
Two ABC television premieres – both about the mid-century British nuclear testing at Maralinga in regional South Australia – approach tricky territory in very different ways.
Every few years, the idea of using gas to transition to a zero-emissions economy seems to re-emerge. Woodside's Burrup Hub proposal shows why it's still a bad move.
A Californian sea lion swims behind empty seats in its enclosure at a zoo in Berlin, April 4 2020.
One aquarium in Japan has asked the public to make video calls to captive garden eels so they don't forget about human visitors.
Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. Most of the animals are native to Australia.
At least two thirds of mobile phones are contaminated with bacteria or viruses, but most people never clean them.
The court has found the youngest child, Tharunicca, was denied procedural fairness, which means the case against their deportation will continue.
Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.
A four-year-old female Malayan tiger has tested positive for COVID-19, with six other tigers and lions showing symptoms. It's the first known case of a 'wild' animal catching the disease.
How men saw God shaped how they saw themselves, and in turn, how they saw women.
What people value in their God, they value in life. Today, this might mean men can conclude that if they are right, they, too, have the right to be dominating.
The showy everlasting is being grown at Woodlupine Primary School.
Despite the optimistic name, the showy everlasting only has three wild populations in Australia. But a West Australian public school has stepped up to help grow vital new seeds.
The Biloela Tamil family will be able to remain in Australia until the asylum claim for the youngest daughter is properly assessed.
Of the original 31,000 refugees in the 'fast-track' visa caseload, nearly 8,200 are yet to have their applications processed. As a result, their lives remain in limbo.
Being born in Australia does not necessarily make you an Australian citizen.
When the standard evidence of identity isn't enough to justify an Australian citizenship, DNA tests are requested.