Opinion

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.

two aboriginal women seen from behind

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?

View of a doctor's hands demonstrating a model of a sperm cell

In most cases, the cause of male infertility is unexplained. A specific cause can only be pinpointed in about 40 per cent of infertile men.

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.

100-dollar notes in a pile

Commonwealth Bank data shows the Australians who withdrew super spent more, but paid down their debt.

An endangered greater glider clings to a eucalypt branch

Yes, the new threatened species plan is better. But it’s nowhere near enough to actually prevent Australian species from dying out.

Three kids on the back of a ute travelling down a long stretch of dirt road in central Australia

New research shows Australia experienced a number of megadroughts in the last 1000 years. We may be underestimating the severity of drought in Australia’s future.

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