How can we get Australian electricity heading down the right road?
The electricity market that covers most of Australia is designed to have periods of high prices, to attract new generators. But there may be better ways to encourage electricity investment.
Good old Aussie barramundi, straight from a farm in Vietnam.
How do you choose local produce when buying fish, which is caught in vast oceans by a globalised industry? Answer: with great difficulty.
South Australia is proving to be a key point of interest for the electoral contest – not least because of the rise of Nick Xenophon’s new party.
The key battleground of South Australia has been inundated during the campaign with regular visits from both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
The closure of Port Augusta’s Northern Power Plant marks the end of coal-fired generation in South Australia.
Closure of the state's last coal power station will leave a potential gap in the electricity supply.
Australia could take spent fuel from nuclear power stations overseas. This one is in South Korea.
South Australia's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended a nuclear waste site for the state.
If Tony Abbott is disappointed by the failure to choose Japan to build Australia’s new submarines, the only one he can blame is himself.
Like oil and water, party politics and good defence policy are presumed not to mix. And the process to buy Australia's next fleet of submarines has been all about party politics.
Steel workers wait as the future of Arrium hangs in the balance.
Any job losses from Arrium's Whyalla Steelworks would be another blow to the manufacturing sector and South Australia's economy.
Under the proposed plan, countries would ship their nuclear dry storage casks to Australia.
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We don't know how much it would cost to store nuclear waste in Australia - or how much other countries would be willing to pay.
The proposals could add significant value to Australia’s existing uranium mining.
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Offering permanent storage for the world's nuclear waste could open up a huge economic opportunity for Australia.
German migration to South Australia provides a useful comparison point on how to comprehend and work with the Muslim community today.
State Library of South Australia
The story of German migration to South Australia can highlight the experience of diverse communities, and what can happen to them in a time of serious conflict.
The dawn of a reborn emissions trading scheme led by South Australia is not as unfeasible as Premier Jay Weatherill suggests.
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Australia used to have state-based emissions trading schemes, before they were ditched in favour of the now-abandoned national one. State premiers might say there's no way to resurrect them, but there is.
Art is all around us, all the time. Where does it come from? It’s just ‘there’ …
Adelaide's Follow the White Rabbit, an Alice in Wonderland inspired exhibition in January. AAP Image/NEWZULU/Sam Talbot
The Senate Inquiry into the 2015-16 arts budget cuts continued in Adelaide last week. If nothing else, it provided a timely reminder that art - and the lives of artists - matter.
Loss of sleep leads to lapses in attention.
South Australia is considering a permanent change of time zone. Of the several changes proposed, the main contender is to align the state to Eastern time.
Tony Abbott has announced a commitment to defence shipbuilding in South Australia.
The government has unveiled a centrepiece of its coming Defence White Paper, bringing forward a $40 billion program to build surface warships.
South Australia’s McLaren Vale is leading the way in adapting to climate change, but the future for vineyards is still uncertain.
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The wine industry is sensitive to climate change, but grape growers also have the funding and knowledge to put themselves at the forefront of climate adaptation. Other farmers should watch with interest.
South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before - they can do it again.
Coal closures announced this week in South Australia will cause employment pain, but could also help pave the way for the state to go 100% renewable - something that modelling suggests is eminently possible.
In some parts of Australia, cattle properties have been hand over to the traditional owners, but for others the return of their land seems further away than ever.
The company built by 'Cattle King' Sidney Kidman is for sale. He enjoyed good relations with the Indigenous inhabitants, but proper recognition of their rights to their land seems ever more elusive.
In the past decade, the number of people ending up in South Australian prison cells has grown at seven times the rate of the state population.
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Since 2004, the number of prisoners in South Australia has risen seven times faster than the state's net population growth – and nearly doubled its rate of locking up Indigenous Australians.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill surprised his federal Labor colleagues by announcing a Royal Commission on possibilities for the nuclear industry.
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The terms of reference for South Australia's Royal Commission on the nuclear industry are intentionally broad, meaning that anti-nuclear advocates will have to choose carefully where they direct their efforts.
The Onkaparinga River, part of the catchment that supplies around half of Adelaide’s drinking water.
Imagine a future where the yearly flow into one of the largest water reservoirs of a major Australian city could halve within 70 years. This is a scenario that Adelaide could face if the world continues…