Opinion

Magnifying glass being held up to Google's Privacy & Terms page

A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data.

Coal powered factory

For a net-zero plan not to include a strategy to phase out fossil fuel exports is an abrogation of responsibility.

Spanish authors (from left), Agustin Martinez, Jorge Diaz and Antonio Mercero, who have been writing bestsellers as Carmen Mola

A true hoax provokes. It questions cultural biases, shattering conventions. But the curious case of the three men writing as a female author Carmen Mola does none of this.

a doll of a small child stands on ground decorated with blue and pink male and female anatomical symbols

Around two in every 100 people have sex characteristics between the male-female binary definitions. Training for doctors and other health workers needs to reflect this.

job ads in newspaper

A new book tells the story of the offices and frontline staff who work with Australia’s most disadvantaged job seekers.

Two smiling young men dressed casually do a left-arm 'bro handshake'

Although mateship is largely seen as a positive feature of Australian life, defining it is difficult and attempts to politicise it are generally frowned upon.

A young person on a scooter rides past apartments in a Chinese city

Without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.

Woman stands in front of her destroyed home in Vanuatu

As climate change amplifies the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, evacuations are likely to become increasingly common and costly – in human and economic terms.

David Williamson

Australian dramatist David Williamson’s new book is a mash up of memoir and autobiography, which casts himself as a former ‘plunderer’ of other’s lives.

razorwire fences at a prison

Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to re-offend when they get out.

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