Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations, write Joy Tripovich and Tracey Rogers.


In the history of science, there is one error that beats out all others in terms of misery and that's the classification of humans into the different races, writes Darren Curnoe.


Enough of the hand-wringing – the world needs a “coalition of the obligated” to take action to stop mass atrocities, writes Toni Erskine. 


Discussions between the South Australian government and three Indigenous nations have the potential to deliver meaningful change to Indigenous Australians, writes Harry Hobbs.


Australians who live overseas long-term are able to keep in touch with local issues and should be entitled to vote, writes George Williams.


Author Shirley Hazzard taught readers to approach literature with an ear to poetry and reminded us of the endless and important labour of art, writes Brigitta Olubas.


In teaching us to approach literature with an ear to poetry, Shirley Hazzard reminds us of the endless and important labour of art, writes Brigitta Oubas.


The iconic Sirius apartment building in Sydney's The Rocks is the latest battleground in the fight over who lives in our cities, writes Grace Karskens.


While it’s nice to imagine tents, water tanks and food parcels being rushed to a far flung village beset by misfortune this Christmas, it could be of dubious value, argues David Sanderson.


The research libraries attached to art galleries are some of the nation's great cultural assets. But the National Gallery of Australia's library is losing crucial staff as 'efficiency dividends' hit home.