Opinion

A split picture showing authors Akuch Kuol Anyieth and Eda Gunaydin

These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.

India’s minister of commerce Piyush Goyal and WTO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Meeting for the first time since 2017, the WTO’s highest decision-making body managed to agree on some things – including its first treaty with environmental protection as the objective.

Danger mines sign in a field

Russia’s absurd claims about ‘smart’ landmines show it’s high time the world put limits on autonomous weapons.

a woman stands on an apartment balcony crowded with clothes lines

Getting on the priority wait list is so challenging some applicants just give up.

A mobile phone with circles coming off it signifying data about finances, health and driving records

There’s little transparency surrounding how insurance firms collect, analyse and use our personal data when they establish insurance costs.

Men in hard hats with heads down, looking discouraged

What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them.

Electricity power station surrounded by trees

What is the electricity grid and how does it work? How are energy supply and prices determined? An expert breaks down a few of the terms and ideas underpinning Australia’s energy crisis.

ostentatious man in a limousine holds out a glass of red wine

Tax advisers are more likely to act as 'tax exploiters' for wealthy clients but 'tax enforcers' for the rest of us.

a frog floats near water plants with legs outstretched

Thousands of sick and dead frogs are turning up around Australia. If you see one, let these scientists know.

Small child sitting hunched over against the wall hugging their knees

A new study has found autism is the top risk factor for bullying among all neurodiversities.

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