After several decades in research, including 22 years at the Australian Antarctic Division, this scientist is standing up for our icy continent. Here’s why Antarctic research needs ongoing funding.
Chinese Australians use WeChat for everything from paying bills and attending funerals, to helping community members in need. Banning the ‘super sticky’ app would do more harm than good.
Just having hyperactive, impulsive, and inattentive symptoms is not sufficient to qualify for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms need to have a negative effect.
Fewer than one in 100 people who use IUDs and contraceptive implants become pregnant each year, making them the most effective contraceptives. But they can be difficult to access. Here’s why.
A parliamentary inquiry recommends all Australian public hospitals provide abortions or timely and affordable pathways to other local providers. Why don’t hospitals already do this?
The inquiry’s final report is thin, adding little to what we already know about the scourge of family violence and missing a chance to demonstrate genuine commitment to combating it.
The inquiry’s report has predictably split along party lines, with the swing vote on the issue still with the Tasmanian senator.
The government would be willing to put a feast on the table to get a win on the medevac repeal, but this is a piece of legislation on which Lambie should not contemplate any deals.
Australian laws make it inevitable for whistleblowers to be charged whenever national security might be involved, even when the information is in the public interest.
One Nation’s two senators have saved Energy Minister Angus Taylor from an inquiry into his intervention over endangered grasslands, with a Labor motion defeated 33-32 in the Senate.
A Senate inquiry report has found that while the broadcaster’s board was aware of the deteriorating relationship between the chair and managing director, it did not make any further inquiries.
The government has rejected a call to extend the My Health Record opt-out period while amendments are made to ensure the privacy and security of the system.
The Greens will try to move a no confidence motion against the home affairs minister, but the numbers are not there for it to succeed - proving government members are united.
Have the hordes of wind farm complainers all gone shy?
7-Eleven’s decision to take charge of the compensation process for underpaid workers highlights the problems with voluntary commitments and underlines the need for increased legal accountability.
The Senate inquiry into violence against people with disability shows the root cause of violence, neglect and abuse of people with disability begins with the de-valuing of their lives.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.