The threat of expensive payouts may already be having an effect.
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A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Offshore processing is a failed policy that continues to haemorrhage cash, destroy lives and erode the international system for refugee protection.
World Health Day is shining a light on local responses to health challenges. It’s time New Zealand takes that message to heart and works with local communities for a fairer health system.
The public health mandates are relaxing, but a number of New Zealanders are going further, ditching masks despite the ongoing pandemic. What is driving the rush back to ‘normal’?
Countries that previously fared best at controlling COVID are now finding it tougher to keep cases and deaths down.
In a major turnaround, the Morrison government has accepted New Zealand’s long-standing offer to resettle annually 150 refugees who came by boat.
Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland campus.
Childhood dreams of being an All Black helped give a senior academic leader the courage to adopt the humble posture of a pupil with much to learn.
Understanding how we blame can help us work together.
Fencing protects New Zealand sea lions that have migrated inland from road traffic.
It’s usually good news when a once-scarce species starts to recover – unless it starts getting in humans’ way. An ecologist explains how science can help predict unwelcome encounters.
Brainard has been pushing the Fed to consider exposure to climate change in its regulation and analysis of banks. That’s sparked fury from Republican senators – and even a Nobel Prize winner.
Smoke and dust as food is prepared for a traditional Māori feast or Hangi, Rotorua New Zealand.
Many Indigenous people in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are lacking food security due to public health orders preventing them from traditional food sourcing.
Firefighters conducting disinfection at the Terminal 3 of Wuhan Tianhe International Airport.
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Countries are transitioning from zero-COVID to vaccine-led strategies.
Canadian Minister of Health Patty Hajdu speaks during a press conference in Ottawa.
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When it came to managing the spread of COVID-19, Canada fared better than the United States and the United Kingdom, but worse than other welfare states like New Zealand and Japan.
From October 1, Australians will only be able to buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine if they have a prescription from a doctor. But there’s another evidence-based way to help more smokers quit.
The secrecy surrounding this major announcement is troubling, and there are many questions still to be answered.
Capturing cow urine could allow us to reduce the amount of damaging nitrate and nitrous oxide that ends up in the environment.
The U.S., Australia and New Zealand have been friends, partners and allies for decades.
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A 70-year-old Cold War-era treaty among the three nations is finding renewed importance in response to the global rise of Chinese power and influence.
Stringent restrictions trying to completely eliminate the virus in Australia are testing the public’s resilience.
As New Zealand enters another lockdown after detecting a single COVID case, it’s time to consider whether stringent zero COVID strategies are feasible in the long term.
‘Fake news’ odours are protecting vulnerable birds and their offspring, including the banded dotterel.
From the archive: using misinformation to fool predators into leaving bird nests alone. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The home affairs minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for ‘broad cohorts’ of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.