The Barnaby Joyce saga has been an example of ‘shake-the-tree’ journalism at its worst.
Media reporting of the Barnaby Joyce affair would have been so much better if journalists had established substantial public-interest justifications before breaking the story.
In Altered Carbon, the streetscape reflects the sodden bitumen and garbled neon of Blade Runner’s Los Angeles.
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The new Netflix sci-fi series, with a gumshoe cyborg as its chief protagonist, mines a host of contemporary anxieties and aesthetic influences.
Campo Santa Maria Nova, in Venice, is a fine example of a compact, human-scale European plaza.
Done right, a plaza can bring life and a sense of identity to an area. So why has urban design in Australia neglected the town square in favour of green space, and what makes for a successful one?
Steve Martin has been sworn in to take Jacqui Lambie’s place as a Tasmanian senator.
The reallocation is short and long Senate terms for Tasmania distorts the 2016 election result.
Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gillian Bird, makes a statement at the 2016 Habitat III conference, where the New Urban Agenda was adopted.
Australia and other United Nations member states signed up to the New Urban Agenda more than a year ago. But how well is health being integrated into sustainable urban development?
Increased awareness of sexual violence is not sufficient to challenge the abuse and stop it at its source.
There’s a much larger issue at play when people have an opportunity to do something about sexual violence but instead choose to remain silent.
Social media is a double-edged sword for politicians.
As politicians grapple with the fall-out from social media missteps, the public turns back to traditional media for trustworthy news.
More than 40 years ago professor Ronald Henderson floated the idea of a guaranteed minimum income.
We increasingly celebrate entrepreneurial self-reliance, but for disadvantaged people, the certainty of an adequate income is a fundamental foundation. It may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing for a thawing of the relationship between the Koreas through events such as the Winter Olympics.
The mistrust between the two Koreas is so deep that there are more sceptics than enthusiasts over North Korea's involvement in the Winter Olympics.
Deep dive: water flows from a bore in Birdsville, Queensland.
Groundwater is out of sight, but it shouldn't be out of mind. As cities struggle to cope with drought, we should remember that our largest stocks of water are hidden deep underground.
Children’s right to play outdoors depends on them having access to safe and inclusive public spaces.
For a public space to be seen as safe, welcoming and accessible, a diverse range of people need to actively use it. That's why any space-changing project needs to engage broadly with the community.
Certain Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in Pyeongchang under the banner of ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’.
Doping scandals have dominated the build-up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
There is limited evidence to support the idea that making physical changes to classrooms boosts learning outcomes.
Despite a boom in the construction of trendy buildings and classrooms, the evidence for their link to boosting learning outcomes is limited.
Paul Hogan, in a new Tourism Australia ad.
Tourism Australia's Super Bowl commercial is good strategy, reflecting familiar popular signifiers of Australia. Straying outside of these concepts hasn't proven successful.
Malcolm Turnbull makes a point in Question Time.
While this Newspoll is Malcolm Turnbull's 26th consecutive loss (four short of Tony Abbott's streak), it is the Coalition's best position since April 2017.
Vicky Krieps and Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom Thread.
Daniel Day Lewis makes his last appearance in Phantom Thread as master of a fashion house disturbed by his relationship with a waitress.
We know that lots of animals, maybe all animals, sleep. Cats, dogs, even worms and jellyfish sleep. But we still don’t know exactly why they started sleeping.
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Pond snails use things like rocks or the side of their aquarium as their bed, attaching themselves while they sleep. This might not seem very relaxing but their shells do hang away from their body.
Ged Kearney has been announced as Labor’s star candidate for the inner-Melbourne seat of Batman.
As the fallout from the dual citizenship saga continues, the Greens and Labor are set to fight a close contest in Batman, while Nick Xenophon has work to do ahead of the South Australian election.
The economics of political donations and lobbying.
Federal politicians are finally moving against political donations after repeated scandals, but the economics shows lobbying should be ended regardless.
Prime inner-city land, such as the Flemington estate, is being sold to developers to build new housing, but the public lacks basic details about these deals.
Artist's impression, Victorian government
The Victorian government isn't alone in seeking private partners to renew public housing. What is notable is its lack of transparency by comparison with such arrangements elsewhere.