Opinion

People march holding aloft a giant Ukranian flag

The fact that Russia is part of the UN Security Council's powerful P5 group of nations means the UN is in a tricky position when it comes to maintaining peace among its member states.

Two women wearing medical facemasks, one providing support as the other struggles with respiratory discomfort

While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.

staff wearing ppe distributed dignity kits to women and girls in tonga

After the Tonga volcanic eruption and tsunami, localised aid delivery is making a real difference for residents, especially women and girls who are disproportionately affected during a humanitarian crisis.

A person on a bike in a city with green spaces

Urban gardens, parks and green walls are crucial ways to tackle flash floods and city heat. But new global research finds its effectiveness varies from city to city.

wild dogs feeding

Understanding feeding patterns is key to understanding the origin and implications of many aspects of animal social lives.

a homeless man walks in the street with a trolley of possessions

People living in poverty or disadvantage are three times more likely to die from COVID than the wealthy.

NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst

A chief justice is more than just a court’s figurehead: they are responsible for defending and promoting the court’s institutional integrity, and this must be taken into account when appointing them.

A female worker in a manufacturing plant with a graph superimposed

A tighter labour market than in the past is now needed to drive real wages growth.

Distressed woman reading text messages

For women outside urban Australia, technology-enabled abuse can pose more risk than for those in cities.

People waving signs protesting government inaction in granting amnesty to Afghani refugees

Why hasn’t Australia done more to ramp up its resettlement program, like Canada and the US?

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