There are better ways for politicians to address defamation concerns than through the courts.
When the media genuinely behave badly, this should be called out by politicians. But doing so through the courts is not a good idea, nor conducive to democracy.
Participants in Melbourne’s International Women’s day rally in Melbourne marched from the State Library to Parliament House.
From the prime minister's public comments to Australia's diplomatic behaviour, there is considerable room for improvement if we are to be "fair dinkum" about gender equality.
Map of New France, by Samuel de Champlain (1612), including French depictions of First Nations peoples.
Antoinette de Saint-Étienne was a Canadian First Nations woman of the 17th century whose beautiful singing voice attracted the attention of a queen.
Recreational fishers adjacent to an established marine park in NSW.
The overwhelming majority of recreational fishers support no-fishing marine sanctuaries.
Sudahkah partai-partai di Indonesia memaksimalkan potensi media sosial untuk mendulang pemilih di pemilu?
Just as gaining the right to vote did not end the women’s rights movement, so, too, will marriage equality not end the LGBTI+ rights movement.
Marriage equality was an important step for LGBTI+ rights in Australia, but there are many other areas in which LGBTI+ people in Australia still face discrimination.
Recent marine heatwaves have devastated crucial coastal habitats, including kelp forests, seagrass meadows and coral reefs.
Marine heatwaves, like their land counterparts, are growing hotter and longer. Sea species in southeastern Australia, southeast Asia, northwestern Africa, Europe and eastern Canada are most at risk.
Speechless is a Perth Festival co-commission produced by Tura Music.
Speechless is an opera written in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission's 2014 report into children in immigration detention.
Dada Masilo’s Giselle follows the ballet’s original story outline but changes it in clever ways.
An unconventional take on Giselle is playing as part of this year's Perth Festival.
Anyone could easily discover Pell’s charges despite the suppression order – so what’s the point?
The public ought to be provided with a set of written reasons explaining why the court decided the suppression order was justified in the Pell trials.
A unique production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute is playing at this year’s Perth Festival.
A new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute uses animation to bring the fantastical opera to life.
Garry Sibosado, Aalingoon (Rainbow Serpent), 2018, ochre pigment on engraved pearl shell, detail.
Courtesy the artist
Indigenous artists and arts centres from the Kimberley region were invited to help curate this new exhibition, presented as part of the Perth Festival 2019.
Detail of the Connecticut Inscription, with image enhancement.
Centre for Rock Art Research and Management database
Etchings over much earlier Aboriginal engravings show foreign whalers made contact with Australia's remote northwest long before colonial settlement of the area.
Ian Wilkes in Kwongkan, an artistic collaboration between Australia and India.
An artistic collaboration between India and Australia, playing as part of this year's Perth Festival, stirs its audience to action on climate change.
Leonard Cohen en uno de sus últimos conciertos.
El hermoso mensaje que dedicó el músico canadiense a su ex novia en su lecho de muerte se convirtió en un fenómeno viral. Pero las palabras que circularon en los medios y las redes sociales no son obra del creador de "So Long Marianne".
Sunset is collaboration between freelance director and choreographer Maxine Doyle and Western Australia’s STRUT Dance, in association with Tura New Music.
As part of the 2019 Perth Festival, dance-theatre performance Sunset takes place in a former men's home on the banks of the Swan River.
Shark Bay was hit by a brutal marine heatwave in 2011.
W. Bulach/Wikimedia Commons
Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef is in peril. But a continent away, Western Australia's Shark Bay is also threatened by marine heatwaves that could alter this World Heritage ecosystem forever.
María was murdered in front of the San Agustin Church in Manila (pictured). Her killer was later executed on the same spot.
The story of María invites us to consider how the powerless could assert personal autonomy in their lives and how we can hear traces of the voiceless in the archives.
A visualisation of a Refuge City street scene.
Richard Weller/Julian Bolleter
By adapting the charter city model to create a new city on the northern coast, Australia could be the world’s great 21st-century refuge.
Where do the ocean waters that wash the Gold Coast come from?
If you've ever wondered where the ocean currents flow around Australia's coastline then we have a great map for you.