Opinion

Open window

Open windows and doors, use fans, and set your aircon to pull fresh air from outside.

A truck transports coal from an open cut mine in Queensland

The Paris Agreement desperately needs to be updated. Currently the big exporters take no responsibility for the emissions created when those fossil fuels are burned overseas.

Handprints on sandstone

A large study shows preschool benefits Aboriginal children's development more than childcare or being taken care of at home. But the benefits of preschool are not as large as for non-Aboriginal kids.

Group of friends partying in a nightclub and toasting drinks.

Our time of social isolation under COVID-19 restrictions has reinforced the importance of taking care of each other, particularly the most vulnerable in our community. 

Port Arthur memorial

A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.

a delivery rider his bike on the road at night

Delivery riders are paying the ultimate price for the fact that our cities, their infrastructure and the rules governing them make cycling much more dangerous than it should be.

people wearing facemasks queueing for coronavirus tests

Clear messaging about who needs to get tested is better than stigmatising people who are understandably worried about their health.

fernie swastikas hockey team 1922

Great care is needed when symbols can evoke powerful emotional responses, says UNSW's Rebecca Green.

A sea sponge under water

DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

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