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A hiker perched at the top of Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness. AAP Image/ Jenny Archer

There’s hope for Tasmania in the post-mining boom era

the end of the mining boom has breathed new life into parts of the Tasmanian economy. But there are also several worrying indicators -- like population growth and unemployment -- to be addressed.
The idea is to come up with better alternatives to this. Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Could ‘whale poo diplomacy’ help bring an end to whaling?

Japan's fleet is on its way to the Southern Ocean for more "scientific" whaling. But a new resolution pointing out the importance of whale poo could help remove Japan's rationale for lethal research.
Employees of a Japanese foreign exchange company keep a close eye on the progress of the presidential election. Toru Hanai/Reuters

The markets tell us President Trump is worse than Brexit

Some might say that financial markets over-reacted to the Brexit vote and the market reaction to the US election is the same. But Brexit won't happen till 2019, a Trump victory has already happened.
We shouldn’t dismiss the possibility of a Trump victory and its effects on the global economic landscape. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A Trump presidency could bring a range of economic disasters

A Trump victory in the US presidential election is unlikely, but then again, so was Brexit. If he does get elected, there may be severe economic and financial consequences.
South Africa’s planned withdrawal from the ICC is considered a detraction from Nelson Mandela’s “inspiring legacy”. Jim Bourg/Reuters

Why South Africa’s withdrawal is not a death-knell for the ICC

The ICC has made important advances by investigating cases outside Africa and completing ones that further define what is not allowed in war. South Africa’s withdrawal is concerning, but not fatal.

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