How does democracy cope with a huge imbalance in parliament?
Green-lighting new gas projects is a code red for the Great Barrier Reef. But a new landmark federal court case may stop the Scarborough offshore gas project in its tracks.
These women showed diverse skills while developing education in Australia. In a country enamoured with egalitarianism, the neglect of their stories speaks of a broader historical reality.
The energy crisis is hitting the east coast hard. But Western Australia is sailing through – because of government intervention in the market.
Labor holds the majority of Western Australia’s lower house seats for the first time since 1990.
If Labor wins majority government, it can thank Western Australia, which turned away from the Coalition savagely.
In the first week of the campaign we journeyed around the country with a team of politics experts. Now we retrace our steps to look at what’s happened since.
Modelling suggests Australia would lose half of its export income and one fifth of its jobs if a new “bamboo curtain” cut the economies of China, Russia and like-minded nations off from the West.
What are the key seats and issues affecting Australians? Six experts tell us what to expect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
Scott Morrison is known as a strong campaigner, and while his party is behind in the polls, it can survive a swing if it also manages to gain some seats.
Australia’s forests have controlled their own own flammability since Gondwana. We must respect this natural process.
Extreme heat over 50℃ is likely to become more common, giving us yet another reason for Australia to act fast on climate change.
A total eclipse that travelled the full width of Australia in 1922 offered astronomers the chance to confirm Einstein’s theory of general relativity - and for the community to enjoy a rare spectacle.
WA Premier Mark McGowan’s strong stance on borders has reminded many of the long streak of separateness that has defined Western Australia throughout history.
Senate Inquiry report “A way forward” recommended Aboriginal heritage protection be co-designed with Aboriginal people. However WA’s new Aboriginal Heritage Act seems to prioritise mining interests.
Western Australia’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021 is set to become law. But the new legislation states one elected official will decide whether heritage sites are destroyed for development.
The most important thing to avoid is intrusive, probing questioning straight away. The media and the public should also refrain from speculative, premature comment.
Australia’s southwest is a biodiversity hotspot - and it’s also a climate change hotspot. Something has to give.
The court said WA’s new law to prevent Palmer from collecting damages against the state was not unconstitutional. Here’s why.
James Stirling was WA’s first governor from 1829-39. He condoned numerous acts of murder by white settlers.