Opinion

Three power station stacks spew forth smoke at night

Labor has promised a 43 per cent cut in Australia’s emissions by 2030 and a high-integrity carbon credit market is vital to reaching this goal.

an aerial view of a river that is affected with algae and evaporating away

Labor has promised to ‘future-proof Australia’s water resources’. It’s a massive job. Here are the actions the government should prioritise.

Microscopic images of the monkeypox virus

Monkeypox has spread to more than 50 countries and will continue to be monitored. Here’s what we know about monkeypox so far and what researchers want to find out.

A split picture showing authors Akuch Kuol Anyieth and Eda Gunaydin

These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.

India’s minister of commerce Piyush Goyal and WTO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Meeting for the first time since 2017, the WTO’s highest decision-making body managed to agree on some things – including its first treaty with environmental protection as the objective.

Danger mines sign in a field

Russia’s absurd claims about ‘smart’ landmines show it’s high time the world put limits on autonomous weapons.

a woman stands on an apartment balcony crowded with clothes lines

Getting on the priority wait list is so challenging some applicants just give up.

A mobile phone with circles coming off it signifying data about finances, health and driving records

There’s little transparency surrounding how insurance firms collect, analyse and use our personal data when they establish insurance costs.

Men in hard hats with heads down, looking discouraged

What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them.

Electricity power station surrounded by trees

What is the electricity grid and how does it work? How are energy supply and prices determined? An expert breaks down a few of the terms and ideas underpinning Australia’s energy crisis.

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