Researchers talk to Bruny Islanders who have signed up to an experimental new method of managing energy.
Our energy system puts consumers more or less at the mercy of business and regulators. What if the future of energy meant putting the power back in the hands of households?
Airbnb opens up more tourism in rural Tasmania.
There's no evidence Airbnb is worsening housing affordability. Rather it empowers female hosts and promotes small businesses in remote communities.
Millions of flowers are imported to Australia from Kenya each year.
Australians import millions of flowers for Valentine's Day. Let's consider some ways to be eco-friendly.
Tasmania’s ageing population matters because as people get older they become more reliant on the services provided by governments (for example pensions, health and aged care).
Population growth for growth’s sake (as a proxy for economic growth), without consideration for the demands this creates might actually compromise Tasmania's economy.
Despite billions spent on trying to save water in the Murray Darling Basin, results have been disappointing.
A dozen leading researchers have issued an urgent call to action for the Murray-Darling Basin, arguing that the billions spent on water-efficient irrigation have done little for the rivers' health.
It’s time to get glam in a green way.
Every festival in Australia sends countless bits of glitter down the drain (and into the ocean). But you can still shine on – in bio-glitter.
Mezzo soprano Eve Klein performed two compositions while a medical laryngoscope, inserted into her throat, revealed the movement of her vocal chords.
Listeners often describe the music presented at Tasmania's Mofo festival as 'weird'. But to do so sells the experience short.
Changing the date of Australia Day is the first tiny step for Australia to begin the reckoning with its origins.
Reconciliation between the Settler and First Nations populations is a self-evident prerequisite for Australia cutting the ties of colonial dependency with Britain to stand on our own.
The painting Group of Natives of Tasmania, 1859, by Robert Dowling.
That colonial wars were fought in Tasmania is irrefutable. More controversially, surviving evidence suggests the British enacted genocidal policies against the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
If teachers are aware of the positive influence they have on their students and colleagues they might have higher levels of self-efficacy and work satisfaction.
Gratitude for and celebrating of the accomplishments of teachers is essential to keeping them motivated and engaged in the profession.
Trust is everything.
Politicians are always being told to trust what climate scientists are telling them. But can you have too much of a good thing? What happens when the exchange of ideas becomes too cosy?
Fewer government welfare recipients due to higher than expected employment growth provides a slightly stronger budget outlook for the Turnbull government as they head into 2018.
The improvements in the government's debt position are entirely because of revisions in economic assumptions, not fantastic fiscal management.
AAP Image/ Darren Pateman
Australia's national obsession with prescribed burning won't be enough to manage the growing risk of devastating bushfires.
Westfield Burwood circa 1999, a year before being demolished to make way for a new Westfield building.
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The fact that Westfield's founders are moving out of physical store development to invest in innovative retail technology shows what's to come in Australian retail.
Impetigo happens when itching causes the skin to break and let in disease-causing bacteria.
While school sores – or impetigo – is a treatable condition, if left untreated it can lead to much more serious illness such as kidney and heart disease.
The rush of dopamine upon opening a subscription box is similar to the one experienced by gamblers.
Retailers are banking on some of our behavioural and emotional traits to get us to sign up to subscription boxes.
The old Pratt Street power plant in Baltimore in the US is now home to commercial uses. But the heritage preservation is compromised by advertising that is not sympathetic to the building style and design.
Adaptively re-using buildings can preserve heritage while enabling new uses that help make cities more liveable and sustainable.
January 26 is just one date that represents the dispossession of Australia’s First Nations.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
January 26 marks one of the greatest expropriations in modern history, which took place at Sydney Cove. Why do so many Australians want to commemorate an act of egregious injustice?
Labor has announced it will vote down all amendments to Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, including those proposed by George Brandis.
Labor has announced it will not support any amendments to the Dean Smith same-sex marriage bill, including an amendment proposed by George Brandis. Here's why it is right to do so.
Amendments proposed to the same-sex marriage legislation would wind back a lot of the gains made under anti-discrimination laws.
An analysis of of countries that allow same-sex marriage shows that the proposed amendments to the Dean Smith bill, if allowed, would still enshrine much discrimination.