Opinion

painting of small houses on a hill in parramatta around 1800

A review of studies of Parramatta demonstrates an extensive deep-time archive of Indigenous activity extending over 14,000 years.

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The complex and fascinating community of ‘bugs’ that live in the vagina have just been linked to a groundbreaking new test to identify the risk of preterm birth.

Aboriginal voters line up on election day

A proposal for voter ID requirements could further disenfranchise vulnerable people of society who don’t have access to the ID documents, particularly First Nations people.

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A new study shows the impacts of child sex abuse material on the families of offenders - who are described as ‘secondary victims’.

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Subsidising electric cars and rolling out more chargers could help Australia achieve half of our new car sales to be electric by 2030.

Close up of printed text about King Solomon, reading "Solomon. A wise King. Solomon was David's son. He followed David as king of..."

Good decisions can be systematised. We are tantalisingly close, but there’s work to do yet.

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Why is it so hard to disengage from daily case numbers? What should you do if, like a car crash, you can’t look away?

Artwork showing light emitted from electronic circuitry

A new result from the MicroBooNE neutrino experiment has dashed hopes for a neat resolution to several puzzles for physicists.

A man holding a Sudanese flag kneels and looks skyward among burning tyres

Nation-building is hard, but the alternative is worse. In the wake of Sudan’s coup, the rest of the world needs to act fast, before it is too late.

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A new study shows how migrant families struggle to get the childcare they need and how an easier visa system would help.

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