Opinion

‘Théâtre D’opéra Spatial’ Jason Allen

AI art tools like DALL-E, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion are starting a revolution in the way art is made.

People sitting in social distancing circles marked on grass

Four different authors – Sarah Moss, Roddy Doyle, Anne Tyler and Gary Shteyngart – tell four different stories of life in a time of COVID.

A man walking down a busy street with a face mask on

With the goal of ‘business as usual’, politicians will continue to reduce COVID protections without immediate consequence while transmission is low. But then the next wave will come.

Walls of a prison

A UN report into the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China, says allegations of torture are 'credible'. 

a coal processing plant in chinas shanxi province

China is in the midst of a devastating heatwave and drought. Amid an electricity crisis, China has doubled down on coal investments to meet demand.

Woman at a bus stop talking on a phone

Both NSW and Queensland have committed to criminalise coercive control. This has the potential to disproportionately impact First Nations people who often can’t report to police safely.

wind turbines in the countryside

Key to success will be transitioning to an ecologically sustainable economy, with greener technologies and industries.

an older man sits on a bench looking into the distance

If we consider suicide rates within age groups, men over 85 are at three times the average risk. We should make sure older men have ways to express when they’re not coping and seek help.

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Some NDIS participants worry if they don’t spend their annual funds, they won’t be offered the same support in their next plan – and it’s harder for some to use what they’ve been allocated.

commuters walk past cars and trams in the melbourne CBD in the 1950s

Jay Carmichael’s novel explores how Australian same-sex attracted men lived after the end of the Second World War. But does it impose present concerns on the past?

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