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There are no COVID-specific protocols for forensic officers collecting evidence from crime scenes. New recommendations suggest how teams and their equipment can be reorganised to minimise the risk.
The personal powers of the immigration minister to grant or cancel visas are extremely broad and powerful. And this isn’t the first time they’ve courted controversy.
Carter’s freshwater mussel (
Westralunio carteri) stranded on a dry river bed
Freshwater mussels are one of the most endangered groups of animals on the planet. Their demise will have dramatic consequences for freshwater environments worldwide.
These fascinating spiders only live for about a year and have particularly interesting family arrangements.
The sheer scale of emissions from the expansion, and projects linked, to it will make achieving 2030 emission targets much harder for Western Australia and by extension, Australia and the world.
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With travel to Afghanistan is nearly impossible right now and difficult questions over the types of evidence that would be admissible in court, investigators have their work cut out for them.
As a forensic scientist who has worked at thousands of homicide, sexual assault and serious crime scenes, I can tell you the process is not as straightforward as depicted on popular true crime shows.
Australia’s southwest is a biodiversity hotspot - and it’s also a climate change hotspot. Something has to give.
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Many women use closed Facebook groups as an outlet for their fears and frustrations and stresses with life during a pandemic. But running these groups takes a lot of work, and comes with legal risks.
It is the work of social scientists to understand how societies operate and, based on that knowledge, how populations can apply evidence-based solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
Adopt, neuter and return, or kill? There’s no easy way to deal with Australia’s stray cat problem, and we compare the main options.
Here are some ways to support people from Afghanistan locally, nationally and overseas.
Seorang demonstran memberikan hormat tiga jari selama protes terhadap kudeta militer di Mandalay, Myanmar, pada awal Mei.
Tata kelola politik yang berpusat di elite dan meningkatnya halangan bagi masyarakat sipil semakin mempersulit warga Asia Tenggara di tengah krisis.
A demonstrator flashes the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, in early May.
Political top-down governance and the rising challenges to civil society during the pandemic emphasise the region’s disregard of human rights and people’s ability to self-organise.
Artist: Marcus Fernihough
Our migration policies can prevent people with disabilities from becoming permanent residents, even if they can show an ability to contribute to society.
A Western Australian study, one of the first of its kind, reveals the complex experiences of those living at the intersection of being Indigenous and part of the LGBTIQ+ community.
By the time Australia is ready to deliver Novavax, we may well have completed most of the vaccine rollout with AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna. That doesn’t mean Novavax won’t play an important role.
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While this is a positive step, it still does not allow the Murugappan family to return to their home of Biloela in Queensland, and their situation still has some way to play out in the courts.
A boy holds a poster in support of the Biloela Tamil family at a 2019 rally.
Three-year-old Tharunicaa Murugappan’s hospitalisation has once again raised the plight of her family, who have been detained since 2018.
People who have had COVID will still benefit from having a COVID vaccine. Here’s why.