Companies that use biodiversity offsetting need to develop better ways to deliver biodiversity gains that are genuine, additional, permanent and fair to local communities, writes Malika Virah-Sawmy.
An excess of one of the two amino acids in the artifical sweetener aspartame is a signficant concern for people with phenylketonuria, but there is no evidence it has adverse effects in others, writes Rebecca LeBard.
The bottom line for the government is that many of its policies will survive or fall in the Senate according to the will of the Palmer United Party, writes George Williams.
If Australia is serious about buying the jump jet version of the Joint Strike Fighter it would be wise to look at why the UK is the only country to change its mind on the sale, writes Steven L Jones.
Immunisation plays an important role in keeping Australians healthy in old age, writes Raina MacIntyre.
The abuse of migrant workers constructing venues for Qatar's 2022 World Cup is an issue for all who love the “beautiful game”, write Justine Nolan and Bassina Farbenblum.
FIFA's confidence that there is "no systematic doping in football" seems misplaced given the evidence from other football codes, writes Jason Mazanov.
The prospect of increasing private funding for community services raises questions about relationships between governments, markets and communities, write Natasha Cortis and Megan Blaxland.
Almost two-thirds of parents are foggy on the facts around cannabis use and its effects, despite believing they hold the primary responsibility for the drug education of their children, according to a new survey.
US President Barack Obama has outlined plans to enhance collaboration between Australian and US photovoltaics researchers following bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Tony Abbott.