Construction workers at Opal Tower on December 26, 1018.
Building defects in apartment blocks are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.
Venezuela is in the midst of its largest ever exodus, with millions of people fleeing the country.
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Beginning with President Chávez and continuing under President Maduro, Venezuela has evolved into a rampant kleptocracy.
Dead fish are a source of food for bacteria, which then extract oxygen from the river.
Hundreds of thousands of fish have died in low-oxygen water. Here's what actually happened to the oxygen, and why we might see more deaths in the coming weeks.
Chefs d'état réunis en 2014 pour le sommet des BRICS. Une époque plus sereine? Brisbane, Australie.
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Les pays membres des BRICS paraissent de plus en plus divisés et peinent à faire émerger une voix commune aux pays des Suds.
We’re unpredictable, but this could be a one-off adjustment.
Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.
The German government held a press conference in Berlin on January 4 about a hack which targeted German politicians.
German MPs were outraged they weren't notified they were targets in a cyber attack, which resulted in the public release of mobile phone numbers and credit card information.
About 300 people were evacuated from Sydney’s Opal Tower after a loud cracking sound was heard on December 24 and a large crack appeared on the 10th floor.
It's tempting to blame building certifiers and the fact they are privately employed. But the cracks in the quality of our apartment buildings go deeper and can be fixed.
Women fleeing asylum face unique obstacles.
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The refugee convention wasn't designed with women in mind. Women fleeing domestic violence and asking for asylum face many barriers to qualifying for protection under international law.
The odds of hitting your target goals is improved by building ‘goal infrastructure’.
The power of intention only takes us so far. Achieving goals requires strategic infrastructure to overcome obstacles.
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What research says about how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
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Today, experts will be sharing with us insights into how to make a change in your life -- big or small -- using evidence from the world of academic research.
Les larmes sont très utiles pour garder les yeux en bonne santé, mais lorsque nos émotions nous submergent, elles se mettent à couler à grands flots.
The role downunder played in helping track the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon.
The three astronauts read from the Bible as part of their message from the Moon. Then on return one declared: "Please be informed there is a Santa Claus."
Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people are continuing, and many are reluctant to report them. But recommendations from a new inquiry could help.
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A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has announced a policy based on a solid principle of fairness, but with a second-best model of delivering social housing.
Labor has made a substantial commitment to tackling inequality in Australia, but has taken a second-best approach to overcoming the huge shortfall of social housing.
If Australia’s electricity grid was targeted by cyber attack the fall out could be severe.
Austraia's first Cyber Incident Management Arrangements are a good start, but the government needs to better engage with private companies to prevent and manage cyber attacks.
There are about 30,000 refugees in Australia, and just over 200 of them have been able to study at a university.
Federal government policies are the biggest barriers to people seeking asylum in accessing higher education in Australia.
Asset recycling is a shell game, a way to get around government accounting rules.
The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.
Dami Im, the Australian entrant in the 61st annual Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, performs in the grand final held in Stockholm.
The consequences of Brexit mean Australian exporters need to stop focusing on Britain and think more about Europe.
Smiles from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and SA Premier Steven Marshall as the location of Australia’s Space Agency is revealed to be Adelaide, South Australia.
The headquarters of the Australian Space Agency will be in Adelaide. So how did we get to this point? Here are ten essential reads to fill you in.
Detail from Alex Seton’s A Durable Solution? - a series of memorial plaques naming the 12 men who have died under our ‘care’.
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Alex Seton's sculpture A Durable Solution? dominates the protest exhibition at the forthcoming ALP national conference. He has also created an official memorial to Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan