Tak lama setelah wafatnya BJ Habibie, presiden yang turut membidani proses reformasi setelah 1998, pemerintah Indonesia memberlakukan undang-undang yang anti-demokrasi.
The Portal uses individual stories of meditative transformation to suggest a bigger change is possible.
A new film contends that meditation can transform us from individuals in chaos to calm beings - and in turn change the world.
Women’s perceptions of ‘gender linked fate’ were contingent on two dimensions: their race and their marital status.
Women are swinging elections in the US and Australia in ways analysts have struggled to predict. Two recent studies can help explain.
Thousands of students staged protests across the country against proposed changes to the criminal code and a new law that weakened the country’s anti-corruption commission.
Indonesia passes a regressive anti-democratic law – with more to come – just as BJ Habibie dies, the president who championed the dramatic reform process that transformed Indonesia after 1998.
The push to ‘drought-proof’ Australia is dangerous nonsense.
AAP Image/Mick Tsikas
Yes, Australia naturally cycles through dry and wet periods. But that doesn't mean we can simply build more dams and trust they'll be filled.
Even the standard grassed nature strip has value for local wildlife.
When so much of the green space in our cities is in the form of nature strips, current restrictions on plantings are denying us the many social and environmental benefits of more diverse greenery.
Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs may have to take notice of their workers’ complaints.
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Mark Zuckerberg may try to minimise their concerns, but Facebook moderators and other online workers are beginning to organise for their own protection.
While hepatitis B can’t be cured in the same way hepatitis C can, effective treatment is available.
Curing thousands of Australians with hepatitis C is one of the public health success stories of recent years. We can take lessons from this as we continue in the fight against hepatitis B.
The Chinese-Australian artist Guan Wei is on display in a new exhibition at the MCA. The centre piece of the exhibition is the 18x6m mural Feng Shui (2004).
Guan Wei, Feng Shui, 2004, acrylic on composite board. Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Cromwell Diversified Property Trust, 2017. Image courtesy and © the artist
Guan Wei's art, now on display at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, crosses both Chinese and Australian cultures, working together in harmony, best described as an aspect of feng shui.
The ABS should include detailed questions about gender and sexuality in the 2021 Census.
Accurate data on Australians' gender and sexual identity helps governments make good policy – and, importantly, ensures those communities are seen and recognised.
It helps to know what happens to people who stop claiming Newstart.
Getting people off welfare appears to "disappear" as many as it puts into jobs.
Coal stockpiled before being loaded on to ships at a terminal in Gladstone. researchers say Labor should not “cozy up” to the coal industry.
Labor will not win an election by cozying up to coal or weakening its climate target. Instead, it must find the common ground uniting workers in the cities and the regions - job insecurity.
It doesn’t take much to get us walking more.
We just need shops, cafes and other services within easy reach to get us walking extra minutes in our busy days.
The Australian Ballet, here performing Monument, is one of the 29 Major Performing Arts companies whose funding is guaranteed. Artists are calling for these 29 organisations to lose their special status.
Among growing feelings of despair in the Australian arts sector, more than 700 leading artists and arts-workers have signed a petition calling for the Major Performing Arts framework to be abolished.
The prime minister says banks are “basically profiteering”. It’s a difficult case to make.
Evidence for the prime minister's contention that the banks are "profiteering" is thin on the ground.
The evidence shows permanent housing, like the Fitzroy housing estate, is the best and most cost-effective way to reduce homelessness.
It's time to tackle the shortage of public housing head-on, rather than skirt around the problem. Public housing is the single most cost-effective way to turn around the rise in homelessness.
While there has only been a modest drop in Trump’s ratings, support for impeachment has risen sharply.
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Meanwhile, the polls indicated that support for impeachment has shifted markedly, with most Americans now supporting it.
Sea Line Park, one of the shortlisted entries in the competition to design a new park for the Melbourne of 2050.
Future Park Design Ideas Competition
Some might scoff at the free-ranging ideas sparked by a competition to design future parks for Melbourne. But the legacy of a radical idea to green a CBD street in 1985 shows why we need such thinking.
The itchiness of hives or urticaria can severely affect people’s quality of life, particularly if symptoms last or antihistamines don’t work.
Hives are incredibly common and most people find antihistamines help relieve this itchy skin rash. But for some, hives persist, so they have to try other treatments.
Police arrest a protester after Extinction Rebellion blocked the corner of Margaret and William Streets in Brisbane in August 2019.
Democracy is not perfect. Sometimes it produces policies that are undemocratic and unjust. In those cases, breaking the law may be justified.