The quake prompted several buildings to be evacuated in central Darwin.
Because it happened within the Australian Plate rather than at a plate boundary, shockwaves from the quake travelled more efficiently to Darwin than to cities closer to the epicentre.
You might feel a bit off after your flu shot but this doesn’t last long.
The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to start working and only protects against influenza, so you can still get sick from other viruses after your flu shot.
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Mulga is an Aussie icon: hardy, adaptable, and absolutely everywhere.
Unless Labor improves markedly with the lower-educated, they risk losing the seat count while winning the popular vote at the next election.
Notionally, Labor will need a 0.6% swing to win the next election. But the details make it much more complicated - and difficult.
Protesters demonstrate against a subsequently abandoned proposal to build an Apple store at Federation Square.
Successful city squares act as nodes that connect places. They facilitate flows of people going about their daily lives through them as much, if not more, than they attract people to them. These flows…
Out of the science labs, our internet connectivity is now part of our everyday lives.
In just three decades we've gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
A driverless bus trial in a Canberra retirement village last month aimed to discover how to help residents improve their independence and connect more with others.
A lack of convenient public transport is one of the main disadvantages of life in the outer suburbs. Driverless vehicles, by halving the cost of bus services, are ready to fill the gap.
Knew you were coming: a koala cub on the back of the mother.
We used to think a marsupial mum didn't know when she was pregnant, but new research shows that's wrong. And that could help in conservation of endangered species.
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Ideally, Australia would introduce constitutional protections for media freedom. But, in the meantime, four laws need urgent reform to better balance those freedoms with national security.
The most important reason for the Coalition’s victory was that Morrison was both liked and trusted by lower-educated voters, while Labor leader Bill Shorten was not.
According to election results, areas with low levels of tertiary education swung strongly to the Coalition in NSW and Queensland, helping propel Scott Morrison to victory.
A boab tree in the Kimberley. Boab trees can live for thousands of years and their trunks hollow out as they get older.
The leaves, when boiled, can be eaten like spinach. The seeds can be roasted for a coffee substitute, and the pulp can be fermented to make beer.
Junior sports clubs in Australia have policies in place for handling racial taunting and vilification, but punishments are rarely enforced.
New research has found that racial vilification is a common occurrence in junior sport in Australia – and is rarely punished when it happens.
Mona Lisa, Musée du Louvre, Paris, April 2019.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is the world's most visited artwork. Its appeal rests partly on several mysteries.
Many places overseas require developers to build a certain proportion of affordable housing, but Victoria has opted for a voluntary negotiated approach.
People on the minimum wage can afford only 2% of private rentals and only 1% if on the pension. Affordable housing requirements are often mandatory overseas, but Victoria is relying on negotiation.
Energy minister Angus Taylor has a range of options when discussing complex emissions data.
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Australia's new emissions data for the December 2018 quarter show a rise on the previous quarter, although the raw figures actually dropped. Here's what that all means.
One of the successful outcomes of being part of 100 Resilient Cities is Living Melbourne: our metropolitan urban forest, a newly released strategy to increase vegetation cover in the city.
Melbourne and Sydney are members of 100 Resilient CIties, which the Rockefeller Foundation has said it will no longer fund. So what has the global network achieved? And what can we learn from this?
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This week's raids on media show our democracy at its darkest.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg points to economic growth of just 1.8% at Wednesday’s parliament house press conference.
It it wasn't for a surge in government spending economic growth would be extraordinarily weak. As it is, it's the weakest since the global financial crisis.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s new shadow ministry includes a few surprises, though many of the faces remain the same.
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From Bill Shorten to Kristina Keneally, our experts break down Labor's new shadow ministry – who's in, who's been promoted, and who faces the greatest challenges in their new roles
The half-Senate election went well for the Coalition, giving them a strong position in the next sitting from July 1.
After strong results in the 2019 election, the Coalition is likely to have 35 of the 76 seats when the Senate next sits.