Opinion

Two cars stranded in flood waters

Driving into floodwater is the leading cause of flood-related death. So why do people do it?

Police and army assist in flood waters

The federal election presents an opportunity to promote plans for improving national disaster governance and resilience. But the silence on these issues in political debates has been remarkable.

scott morrision and anthony albanese

In the first week of the campaign we journeyed around the country with a team of politics experts. Now we retrace our steps to look at what’s happened since.

hospitality workers clean tables

Exploitation flourishes because regulators do not routinely detect or punish labour law noncompliance.

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There’s a lot of technological progress required before off-Earth mining operations can be considered feasible.

Middle age woman sitting on bed clutches at back in apparent pain

Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.

A manuscript page of an ancient Hindu text

Using machine learning, we analysed meaning and feeling in different translations of an ancient Hindu holy text.

Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison during a debate

Humour is now part of the modern election campaign. Facebook and TikTok have become joke battlegrounds.

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We’re lagging behind on the shift to electric vehicles and clean transport. Here’s what we need to do.

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A Meta spokesperson told The Conversation non-news pages had been taken down by mistake. Whistleblower allegations contradict this.

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