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The Coalition government has reintroduced a bill seeking to mandate the ABC devote more resources to covering regional Australia – a measure that has been defeated before by parliament. Danny Casey/AAP

​The Coalition government is (again) trying to put the squeeze on the ABC

The latest proposals to amend the ABC Charter raise questions about media law reform. To be effective and sustainable, it needs to be strategic, not ad hoc and politicised.
Indigenous Marind in West Papua consider the forest and its plants and animals as kin. These culturally valued multispecies relations, however, are being disrupted by oil palm development projects. Sophie Chao

In West Papua, oil palm expansion undermines the relations of indigenous Marind people to forest plants and animals

Indigenous Marind in West Papua consider the forest and its plants and animals as kin. These culturally valued multispecies relations, however, are being disrupted by oil palm development projects.
Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs may have to take notice of their workers’ complaints. Aaron Schwarz / Shutterstock

Revenge of the moderators: Facebook’s online workers are sick of being treated like bots

Mark Zuckerberg may try to minimise their concerns, but Facebook moderators and other online workers are beginning to organise for their own protection.
Accepting a donor kidney with a small risk of carrying HIV or hepatitis B or C might be worth thinking about. from www.shutterstock.com

Organs ‘too risky’ to donate may be safer than we think. We crunched the numbers and here’s what we found

Organs from gay men or injecting drug users, often rejected for transplants, could safely be used, so long as donors test negative for infections such as HIV, and hepatitis B and C.
Industry funders can go to great lengths to suppress the findings of academic research when it’s not favourable to the company. from shutterstock.com

When big companies fund academic research, the truth often comes last

Most medical research is funded by industry, not public sources. And industry puts pressure on researchers in many ways, from guiding the research question to suppressing unfavourable findings.
When people went to their GP asking for painkillers, they weren’t prescribed higher doses of codeine or stronger opioids, as some feared. from www.shutterstock.com

Here’s what happened when codeine was made prescription only. No, the sky didn’t fall in

When codeine became a prescription only drug in 2018, the number of overdoses dropped, our new research shows. But restricting sales of codeine is only one way to reduce harm from opioids.
Potret dari udara memperlihatkan hutan yang terbakar di Kapuas Hilir, Kalimantan Tengah, 21 September 2019. Kabut asap sampai ke Singapura dan Malaysia. EPA/FULLY HANDOKO

Tidak cukup restorasi gambut untuk mencegah kebakaran hutan berulang di Sumatra dan Kalimantan

Perlu dicari cara membuka lahan gambut yang lebih ekonomis dan praktis tanpa menghidupkan korek api dan menyulutnya pada tanaman yang sudah mengering.
Le secteur de la santé contribue à la contamination des sols, et des cours d'eau, produit de grandes quantités de déchets et est une source importante d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre. shutterstock

Soins de santé: il faut aussi inclure les coûts sociaux et environnementaux

Pour évaluer les interventions en soins de santé, l'approche du triple bilan prend en considération non seulement les coûts financiers, mais aussi les coûts environnementaux et sociaux.

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