The neighbourhoods of Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam with densities 3-5 times those of Melbourne and Sydney offer an insight into how we could transform our cities for the better.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne meets UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Canberra on February 6.
Europe will insist on carbon commitments before agreeing to a deal.
As cities have shut down and residential compounds have issued curfews, social media in China have become more important than ever. But it is a place of rumours and mistruths.
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Universities have put in place many measures to help international students. But online classes are not a simple solution, and the government could help with the extra money students have to spend.
How could a nation like Australia came close to a humanitarian crisis during the recent bushfires? A problem-solving theory called "systems thinking" can help us find out.
Australia has never had such a drop in student numbers. Even during the SARS outbreak Australia didn’t implement bans on those travelling from affected countries.
Melbourne is one Australian city that’s moving to improve its waste management and reduce its reliance on trucks to collect waste.
Cities around the world are struggling to manage their mountains of waste. We can use the Internet of Things for smart waste systems that collect, sort, reuse and recycle most of what is thrown out.
Tianjin Garden at the northern end of Spring Street is a symbol of Melbourne’s 40-year friendship with its sister city, Tianjin.
Australian city councils appreciate the social and educational benefits of having Chinese sister cities. Gaining new markets and attracting tourists and investment have proved more challenging.
Bees learn better when they can explore.
Bees may provide surprising insights into the kinds of environments that are best for learning.
Many older people are wary of asking for help with technology.
As technology moves faster and our population gets older, here are some things we can all do to help seniors keep up.
From January 31, ACT laws allow residents to cultivate and posses small quantities of cannabis.
The ACT legislation conflicts with federal laws, which still prohibit the possession of cannabis. It's unclear how police will respond and whether users could still be charged.
Bushfire left the main street of Cobargo, NSW, devastated at the start of the year.
Australia can learn from how India used community hubs to bridge the gap between government and local communities in the challenging years of reconstruction.
Young people, like teen activist Izzy Raj-Seppings, have directly participated in prevention and emergency relief efforts this bushfire season.
One problem with the Australian Curriculum bushfire content statements is that they are relatively abstract and detached from children’s lived experiences.
Canberra streets, January 5, 2020. Employers can’t ask employees to turn up for work as normal without first asking some questions.
Employers obligations are set out clearly. What's important is what they "know or reasonably ought to know".
Australian businesses are demanding rates of return far higher than their cost of capital, but that doesn’t make those hurdles wrong.
Businesses are reluctant to invest, but that might be because they know what they are doing.
This screen version of Ned Kelly does not die a hero.
True History of the Kelly Gang marks the tenth screen version of the Ned Kelly outbreak, and is a more violent and dark – and therefore true – telling.
Locally managed hazard reduction could give communities greater ownership over prevention and leverage local knowledge.
Local, self organised, community groups can be supported to do strategic hazard reduction through a range of techniques – including targeted grazing, and prescribed or fuel reduction burning.
Mangroves can store large amounts of carbon, but by themselves they’re not a solution to climate change.
Blue carbon stored in coastal ecosystems is important, but it's a poor fig leaf for Australia's abysmal record on emissions.
Shareholder activism involves directly engaging with directors and executives of companies to effect change.
We want to to believe in the power of shareholder activism, but reality is another thing.
Demonstrations against freeway construction in Melbourne included a street barricade erected in protest at the F19 extension of the Eastern Freeway.
Barricade! – the resident fight against the F19
Public protests eventually forced the scrapping of some proposed freeways in 1973. Today, we have another round of projects and people are protesting again, with good reason. Government should listen.