So-called mRNA vaccines are among the frontrunners in the global race to design a COVID vaccine. But as a new technology, most nations, including Australia, lack the capacity to produce them at scale.
CBD retailers were already struggling before the pandemic. The contrast in fortunes with suburban retail activity is stark, and there are good reasons to think the shift could be permanent.
City by city, the data on CBD visitors vary with the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions. But none of the CBDs has recovered former activity levels, and some might never fully recover.
No-one wants our children to be used as research guinea pigs. High standards of ethical oversight are needed to ensure no child is exposed to possible harm.
It's worth recapping what's known about how Australia's chaplaincy program has operated so far, and what alternatives exist.
The proposed religious discrimination bill in NSW goes too far, allowing for more discrimination as a result.
Insecure jobs, insufficient training and the marginalisation of unions have contributed to a tragic record of construction fatalities.
Nous avons à notre disposition davantage de médicaments antibactériens qu’antiviraux.
Trouver des médicaments qui traitent le coronavirus Covid-19 pourrait s’avérer tout aussi important que de développer un vaccin. Mais il est difficile de créer des antiviraux efficaces.
Every time you pop an aspirin, thank the German chemist Hoffmann and not Hippocrates.
Participants in the Wintawari Guruma Rock Art Research Project record rock art near Tom Price in the Pilbara region.
Jo McDonald, CRAR+M Database, Photo reproduced with permission WGAC
Heritage is non-renewable — just like the mineral wealth of this country.
Set in the smoky shadow of Australia's 2019 and 2020 bushfire season, Flanagan explores the loss of our world through the shattering of a family.
It'll be up to the borrower, not the lender to determine whether what's offered is suitable under changes to be detailed in the budget.
Thomas M Wilson
The revamped citizenship test would include questions focused on "Australian values". But why not ask prospective Australians to show an understanding of our ancient landscape and unique species too?
Volunteer firefighting crews are struggling to cope with increased pressures on time, training and resources. As the bushfire season approaches, new policies and plans are critically important.
Low income workers are suffering much more than high income ones. It's a pattern that dates back millennia.
In times of trouble people still turn to gold. What makes it a safe haven? Largely perceptions, based on its historical mystique.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
Supercomputing, frequent flying and powering up observatories: astronomy has an enormous carbon footprint.
There is a reason why it's easier to roll marbles down rather than up a hill. And the answer (to this and to gravity itself) is all about acceleration.
The legislation designed to stop Palmer claiming huge damages against WA raises a host of questions.