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Crowdfunding: When the government fails to act, the public wearily steps up

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  GoFundMe has revealed its most successful campaigns of the year. It paints a picture where farmers are seeking relief from the drought and firefighters stretched to their limits

Five human rights issues that defined 2019

Contributor, Wednesday, 11th December 2019 -  From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, Elaine Pearson and Louise Chappell highlight some of the headline human rights moments that captured

Robodebt failed its day in court, what now?

Contributor, Monday, 2nd December 2019 -  The Commonwealth has conceded that its program of automatic debt collection was unlawful. It’ll probably have to pay the money back, writes Terry Carney from the University

The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change

Contributor, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  Nearly half of Australians aged 18 to 24 view climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia in new national survey, writes Professor Andrew Markus from Monash University.…

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Proposed Indigenous ‘voice’ will be to government rather than to parliament

Contributor, Thursday, 31st October 2019 -  The process will also develop ways to get more Indigenous input to state and local decisions, especially on the issue of service delivery, writes Michelle Grattan from the University

Five charts on what a Newstart recipient really looks like

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  The Senate inquiry into Newstart is underway. It is likely to find that the typical Newstart recipient is neither young nor on it for a short time. Here, Owain Emslie and Danielle Wood

Revealed: How Australian politicians would bridge the trust divide

Contributor, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  We have heard much in recent years about the declining trust in politicians and politics in Australia, but what do our parliamentarians think about it? Mark Evans and colleagues Gerry…

What’s made of legumes but sizzles on the barbie like beef? Australia’s new meat alternative

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  This week the CSIRO launched a plant-based meat venture, v2food. In this article, first published in The Conversation, Martin Cole and Mary Ann Augustin explain the science behind

Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy

Contributor, Thursday, 26th September 2019 -  Despite our federal government’s somewhat timid approach to climate change action, Australia’s renewable energy industry has been growing at a cracking pace – 10 times the global

We don’t need another inquiry into family law – we need action

Contributor, Monday, 23rd September 2019 -  It seems the driving force behind this new inquiry is Pauline Hanson’s recent unsupported claim that women often make up allegations of domestic violence in family courts, write

Australia to attend climate summit empty-handed despite UN pleas to ‘come with a plan’

Contributor, Monday, 16th September 2019 -  Frank Jotzo, director of the ANU’s Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, takes stock of Australia’s progress on climate action and how we are perceived on the issue by our global peers,

Why Canada’s environmental charities are afraid to talk about climate change during the election

Contributor, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Elections Canada is muzzling public outreach by charities about the climate crisis, just when it has never been more urgent for the public to understand it, writes environmental
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