Opinion

Four secessionist delegates holding the proposed flag for Western Australia in 1934

WA Premier Mark McGowan’s strong stance on borders has reminded many of the long streak of separateness that has defined Western Australia throughout history.

Protesters rally against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Los Angeles in December

China has been unfazed by diplomatic boycotts by the west. In Beijing’s eyes, the Olympics still have broad support by many nations and, importantly, corporate sponsors.

bettong

What if we could help threatened marsupials evolve to survive foxes and feral cats?

aerial view of coastline

Australia’s coastline spans more than 33,000km – and there are myriad marvellous marine animals we share this space with.

A child splashing in water

Australians are entering our most dangerous time of year for fatal drownings. So what can you do to keep yourself and loved ones safer this summer?

A man and a woman work with a native plant

Country by Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage is a dialogue between experts on First Nations ways of farming and agriculture. It is also a call to Australia to look after Country better.

Side on view of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

The dominant forces in the Coalition seem to have learnt their lesson: Australia’s economy still needs serious budget support.

Woman recording herself teaching a maths lesson from home

A new online resource to guide and inspire university teachers is helping to build an academic community that recognises good teaching practice.

la nina

After one La Niña, the Pacific sometimes retains cool water which enables a second La Niña to form.

Solar panels on suburban roof tops

Almost one in three Australian homes now have solar panels – but as even more solar systems are installed, we face a growing challenge of managing temporary solar shutdowns. 

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