Australia's renters have been given a six-month moratorium from evictions for not paying rent. Some states and territories are offering other assistance.
State Library Victoria
A series of films made between 1927 and 1952 shone a light on the convict ruins of Port Arthur and helped develop dark tourism in Australia.
NSW is undergoing a review of its sexual consent laws.
As NSW reviews its consent laws, it should look to lessons from other states. While affirmative consent is regarded as the best model, its wording in Victoria offers limited protection in court.
Scandal strikes a Tasmanian construction project in the novel Bruny.
Stella Prize winner Heather Rose's new novel Bruny catalogues modern geopolitical concerns in a work that crosses satirical, political and family drama genres.
Problems may arise where there are multiple victims, yet only one or two of whom are willing to have their identities disclosed.
Controversy from the #LetHerSpeak campaign has surrounded this Tasmanian so-called 'gag law'. Here's why it was set up in the first place.
Jacqui Lambie has signalled she will play hardball on a number of key issues to get what she wants in exchange for her vote.
Back for a second stint in the Senate, the Tasmanian finds herself with unprecedented power, holding the crucial swing vote on several key issues in the government's agenda.
A government-commissioned report estimated that South Australia’s ban on genetically modified crops cost canola growers A$33 million since 2004.
South Australia has lifted its moratorium on GM crops, while Tasmania has extended its ban. But the question should no longer be a simple binary of being "for" or "against" GM technology.
Mourners in Dayton, Ohio on Aug. 4, 2019 after a mass shooting there killed at least nine people.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
Jacqui Lambie makes a deal in “good faith” - forgiveness of Tasmania’s housing debt in return for support of the government’s tax package.
The government's election centrepiece – its $158 billion, three-stage tax package – is set to pass into law, as the key vote of crossbencher Senator Jacqui Lambie is confirmed.
Jacqui Lambie is the last vital vote for the Morrison government if Labor refuses to pass its tax package intact on Thursday.
"Yet to arrive at a final position," Senator Jacqui Lambie presses the federal government to forgive Tasmania's housing debt in exchange for support of the government's tax cuts.
A still from Gough’s video Hunting Ground (pastoral).
This major exhibition examines Tasmania’s overlooked history of dispossession and frontier war.
Eccleston says fisherman Craig Garland could have a shot at winning a Senate seat.
Richard Eccleston on the electoral mood in Tasmania
University of Tasmania political science professor, Richard Eccleston, says a lack of a coherent energy policy could count against the Coalition in the island state.
Tasmania’s fires may have released mercury previously absorbed by trees.
Huon pines in Tasmania have locked up significant amounts of mercury pollution from the state's mining industrial history. And that can be released back to the atmosphere in bushfires.
Youth dance troupe Stompin performed their thought-provoking work Nowhere as part of this year’s Ten Days on the Island.
Jacob Collings, Lusy Productions
Despite the diversity of art and performance on display at the tenth Ten Days on the Island festival, key themes emerge: life, death, and Tasmania's colonial history.
A ‘stuck’ monsoonal system dumped a year’s worth of rainfall on Townsville in just a week.
AAP Image/Dave Acree
What do the recent Townsville floods and Tasmanian heatwave have in common? Both were caused by weather systems that stayed put for days or weeks on end. And global warming could worsen that trend.
Lower Snug looking across North West Bay to Mt Wellington, Tasmania.
Alone and adrift in Melbourne, Cassandra Pybus returned on a whim to her childhood home of Tasmania. There, she rediscovered nature's power, encountering the island's difficult history as well as her own.
A burnt out property near Miena, Tasmania. The central Tasmanian house was fitted with roof sprinklers and surrounded by cleared land but succumbed to flying embers from bushfires.
AAP Image/Tasmania Fire Service
If you're preparing to defend your home from fire, be aware of the vulnerable parts of your house.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta: of 19 Australian World Heritage sites this is one of only two that recognise the values of ‘living’ Aboriginal culture.
Of 19 World Heritage sites across the country, only two, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta, recognise the values of "living" Aboriginal culture. None of Australia's three sites inscribed purely for cultural values recognises Aboriginal people.
Junjeiri Ballun – Gurul Gaureima, part of The Unconformity festival, performed Indigenous history in Queenstown’s Queen River.
The Unconformity festival
The Unconformity takes advantage of its unique location in the mining town of Queenstown to create a provocative, thoughtful arts festival.
Tasmania’s lower house will consider a bill to remove sex from birth certificates, which would be a first for an Australian state or territory.
Having a gender identity that does not match one's sex on a birth certificate can cause confusion and embarrassment and potentially lead to discrimination.