Opinion

A footpath leading to suburban houses

Shade, street furniture, streetscapes – they all matter when it comes to making a footpath appealing.

solar panels in bright and warm sunlight seen from above

The world’s solar panels rely on technology pioneered in Australia. Now our researchers are working on ultra-low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.

dead fish float in water of the menindee lakes

Climate change shouldn’t be used as a 'get out-of jail free' card to excuse bad decision-making and poor planning decisions.

A group of indigenous women and girls sitting on a picnic blanket

For the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children to benefit all Australian women, it requires indigenous-led, trauma-informed approaches to working with Aboriginal families.

a flooded farm from the loddon river in serpentine victoria

Farmers need help to adapt as weather extremes worsen.

A woman and man lifting weights in a gym

If you can’t lift heavy or it’s not your thing, please don’t think lifting lighter weights is a waste of time.

A one-way sign with building development behind

While the Productivity Commission’s critique of the national housing agreement is justified, its faith in the market is not. The Albanese government is right to invest in building social housing.

Robot dogs

The sentient, murderous humanoid robot is a complete fiction, and may never become reality. But that doesn’t mean we’re safe from autonomous weapons – they are already here.

A disability symbol in a carpark space

Many people with disability – who are at increased risk of illness and death from COVID – continue to isolate at home to avoid infection and are effectively shut out of society.

An indigenous woman and child

Last week, the Senate inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and children found Indigenous women are eight times more likely to be murdered. What needs to happen?

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