Opinion

A peach quandong fruit

Our medicine, cosmetics and other everyday products contain compounds taken from nature. But Traditional Owners may not have given permission for the materials or their knowledge to be used.

Young girl gazing out of a window

Some children are not socially engaging with their peers in the way they did before the pandemic. It's understandable if parents are worried.

Postgraduate student working

Life for graduate students can be hard work and often isolating, and COVID-19 piled on the pressures. That's when having an academic leader and program dedicated to supporting them proved its worth.

No immigration sign in front of Australian flag

Denying protection to asylum seekers is neither sustainable nor defensible as long-term policy. Here are ways to make the screening process at airports more just when the borders do reopen.

Home network Internet of Things

Australia's new voluntary code of practice to make IoT devices more secure may expose consumers to greater risks.

Planet Venus

The discovery of phosphine in the acidic clouds of Venus can't be explained by any known chemical or geological processes.

Sydney apartment building

The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.

South Korea flag with renewable energy

With a bit of political vision, risk-taking and a national strategy led by government, Australia too can kickstart investment in the post-COVID recovery.

COVID-19 blood sample

Yo-yoing lockdowns are costly and to be avoided if at all possible. Here is what we can do to dramatically improve testing and tracing.

A protest at the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2016. Photo: Vixen Collective image archive

UNSW academics argue that the review into sex work could result in positive changes to the working conditions for many sex workers.

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