The government will establish a religious freedom commissioner and push for a Religious Discrimination Act.
While pushing for changes to increase protections for religious belief, the government has not yet answered if that should extend to being allowed to discriminate against LGBTI people.
Genetic information is relevant not only for an individual, but also their blood relatives, because it’s often hereditary.
Because genetic changes that cause cause health complications can be hereditary, the information affects not only the person with the mutation but also their biological relatives.
Teenagers should try to include a combination of aerobic activities (swimming or walking), strength training (sit ups or weight training) and flexibility training (yoga or stretching).
All Australians aged 13-17 are encouraged to do 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
An alt-right protestor promoting the idea of ‘white genocide’ at a rally in Washington on the anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville protest.
The belief in so-called 'white genocide', once an extreme-right view of neo-Nazis, is starting to gain ground in Australia and influence the rhetoric of politicians.
Healthy Tasmanian devil populations have cornered the market on carrion.
Menna Elizabeth Jones
A new study involving leaving animal carcasses strewn across Tasmania shows that in places where devils have dwindled, other scavengers are stepping up to fill the gap, with nasty knock-on effects.
Self-help strategies such as mindfulness now have a proven place for supporting the PhD journey.
Mindfulness exercises can help PhD students manage the stress of completing their thesis.
Of 19 Aboriginal men transported to Cockatoo Island, Sydney between 1845 and 1850, 12 died in custody.
The 1991 Royal Commission into deaths in custody was preceded by an 1850 inquiry, which recommended that Aboriginal people be released should their health deteriorate in gaol.
Many tenants who lit up their apartments in the ‘We Live Here’ campaign see redevelopment of the Waterloo housing estate as a ploy to move them out of the area.
Working-class residents of Waterloo have a history of resisting threats to their community. Many tenants see the redevelopment of public housing as state-led gentrification to squeeze them out.
Households in rural and regional areas are more likely to be insured than those in cities, possibly because rural residents are more attuned to environmental conditions and the risks to property.
The differences between owners and the growing number of renters, and between rural and urban areas, point to explanations other than affordability for the one-in-two Australians who are underinsured.
Un pompier intervenant en Californie. Près de 80 personnes ont péri dans les incendies qui ravagent actuellement l’État américain.
Alors que la Californie est à nouveau ravagée par des incendies d’une ampleur inégalée dans l’histoire de l’État, un changement de stratégie s’impose dans la lutte contre les feux de forêt.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current keeps Antarctica cold.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current provides a barrier to heat that keeps warm subtropical waters away from Antarctica. Yet, there are a few places where the heat gets through.
A firefighter in California. Firefighting is getting more and more expensive as fires get more destructive.
The California fires are just the most recent in a series of major wildfires. Together, they suggest we need to look at alternative ways of living with fire.
Junjeiri Ballun – Gurul Gaureima, part of The Unconformity festival, performed Indigenous history in Queenstown’s Queen River.
The Unconformity festival
The Unconformity takes advantage of its unique location in the mining town of Queenstown to create a provocative, thoughtful arts festival.
In Antarctica, many countries want a piece of the action.
There are some limits on what countries can do in the Antarctic, but not when it comes to science.
With the imminent visit of Canadian YouTuber Gavin McInnes, Australia could witness an acceleration of organised alt-right activity.
John G. Mabanglo/EAP
Gavin McInnes will be the latest in a string of provocative, right-wing speakers to visit Australia. Each tour pushes the public debate further to the right, with more scope for conflict.
A Boxing Day Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Our research project sought to investigate the capacity of professional sport to communicate environmental issues and awareness.
Did the minister or any of his staff read our application or any of the other ten he chose to reject?
Aerial shot shot of the rectangular iceberg found off the Larsen 3 ice shelf.
Geometric icebergs can form around Antarctica, although such a perfect rectangle is unusual.
The Aurora lying at anchor in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica in 1913.
National Library of Australia
Sidney Jeffryes achieved a world first by establishing wireless contact between Antarctica and Australia. But his mental illness meant he gradually vanished from history - until now.
At least 30 tourism developments have been proposed for Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed wilderness.
Newly revealed documents show the Commonwealth government approved a controversial tourism plan for Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness without assessing it against federal conservation legislation.
Many younger seachangers are moving to less populated places like Carlton Beach, Tasmania.
Once seen as being driven mainly by retirees, migration out of of our biggest cities to less crowded coastal regions is now being led by younger Australians.