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.
Anak-anak bisa berisik dan menciptakan problem dalam kehidupan bertetangga di apartemen.
Di Sydney, satu dari empat penghuni apartemen merupakan keluarga dengan anak. Tetapi desain serta bayangan akan kehidupan di apartemen belum mengimbangi perubahan demografi yang pesat ini.
For the global tuna industry, which has historically struggled with illegal and environmentally dubious fishing practices, the use of blockchain could be a turning point.
Blockchain is now helping to bring much-needed transparency to the global tuna industry, which has been prone to corruption, human slavery and unsustainable fishing practices.
Ongoing controversy around wild horses in Australia encompasses debate about their impact and their cultural meaning, argues Michael Adams.
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The cultural meanings of wild horses.
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Today's episode of Essays On Air explores how humans have related to horses over time and across the world, and asks: is it time to rethink how we 'manage' brumbies in the wild?
Children being children can be loud, which creates challenges when they live in an apartment.
In Sydney, families with children now account for one in four households living in apartments. The expectations and design of apartments have not kept up with this rapid demographic change.
How responsible are migratory animals for spreading diseases?
Migratory animals are often blamed for the global spread of disease. However, recent research indicates they may not be the primary culprit.
Donald Trump says cheap Mexican labor is hurting American workers. But isn’t it also hurting Mexican workers?
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Trump has attacked NAFTA, saying that cheap, under-regulated Mexican labor hurts American workers. If he's right, then NAFTA negotiations could be a chance to push Mexico on workers' rights.
Cyclists ride in memory of Alberto Paulon who was struck by a person opening a car door on a busy road in Melbourne.
If the strategies we put in place to make cycling safer were taken up in earnest the result would often be chaos.
Investments in new stadiums are rarely justified by their economic returns.
Research shows investment in large events doesn't pay off. There are thousands of community events across Australia that offer a better bang for buck.
Symptoms of an illness usually improve the closer a person gets to dying.
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Excruciating pain at the end of life is extremely rare. The evidence shows pain and other symptoms, such as fatigue, insomnia and breathing issues, actually improve as people move closer to death.
Canned tuna is an Australian pantry staple.
Australians love canned tuna. Here's our handy guide to finding the most sustainable options for you (and your cat).
Business Briefing: What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes.
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On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
Coaching means many things, from simply listening to staff, to helping them set personal goals.
Research shows that coaching employees makes them feel valued and empowered, and builds better relationships with management.
John and Helen Haynes on their wedding day in 1962. John, a Protestant, was cut out of three wills after marrying Helen, a Catholic.
Marrying across Australia’s Catholic-Protestant divide.
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Until 1970s the Catholic-Protestant divide was deeply entrenched in Australia. On this episode of Trust Me, I'm An Expert, journalism academic Siobhan McHugh shares stories of those who married across it.
Queensland Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls (right) and deputy leader Deb Frecklington.
For the Queensland LNP, the divisions between the progressive and conservative forces within the party may hamper its political prospects.
Blaxland MP Jason Clare voted ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage in a strong ‘no’ electorate.
Some people may think it's the duty of their MP to vote in the way they do. But political theory shows this doesn't work.
Fossilised ancient human footprints at the Mungo National Park. How are we to engage with a history that spans 65,000 years?
Over the past half century, Australia has experienced a 'time revolution' with Indigenous history pushed back into the dizzying expanse of deep time. The latest discovery reminds us that science, like history, is an ongoing inquiry.
People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne.
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Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
Future learners will need an excellent start in early learning if they are to cope with mid to late 21st century challenges.
In this book extract, Iram Siraj explains how to help kids get a leg up in a digital world by teaching them communication and other essential 21st century skills young.
A gloomy octopus perched above a bed of discarded scallop shells.
Intentional actions by usually solitary octopuses improve a sandy site, allowing group living in 'Octlantis'. But the buzz around the site grew quickly, creating some interesting interpretations.