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The nuclear weapons ban treaty is groundbreaking, even if the nuclear powers haven't signed

KCNA via KNS/APToday, many around the world will celebrate the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to enter into force in 50 years. The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the United Nations in 2017 and fin...

An Indigenous 'Voice' must be enshrined in our Constitution. Here's why

AAP/Dan PeledThis year has already seen significant progress in the government’s commitment to establish a body – a “Voice” – that would allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have a say when the governmen...

Men and women kill their children in roughly equal numbers, and we need to understand why

On average, one child is killed by a parent almost every fortnight[1] in Australia. Last week, three children — Claire, 7, Anna, 5, and Matthew, 3 — were included in this terrible number. Homicide investigators have forme...

After riots, Donald Trump leaves office with under 40% approval

AAP/EPA/ Yuri Gripas /poolAt 4am Thursday AEDT, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated as president and vice president of the United States, replacing Donald Trump and Mike Pence. What follows is a discussion of US polit...

Trump’s time is up, but his Twitter legacy lives on in the global spread of QAnon conspiracy theories

www.shutterstock.com“The lie outlasts the liar,” writes historian Timothy Snyder, referring to outgoing president Donald Trump and his contribution to the “post-truth” era in the US.Indeed, the mass rejecti...

5 Good Reasons to Own A Massage Gun for A Non-Athlete Like You

Are you having second thoughts about owning a massage gun? Let’s check out why having the best one not only applies to a pro but everyone. What’s the fuss about this handy massager that has become a growing trend among ...

Indonesia's aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done

Workers disinfect parts of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 recovered from the waters off Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10 2021.Tatan Syuflana/APThe Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disaster serves as a warning for aviation safety regulators, not o...

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia's favourite islands

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.Greg Brave/ShutterstockI fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, near Remarkable Rocks (a popular touri...

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The economy can't guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper...

Despite appearances, this government isn't really Keynesian, as its budget update shows

It is tempting to think the Australian government’s decision to spend big – bigger than ever before, an unprecedented 33%[1] of GDP this financial year according to the budget update – ...

The Best Ways To Pack A Shipping Container Yourself

Shipping containers are one of the best ways to store items and belongings (which is no surprise considering that it’s what they’re built for), but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to...

To get ahead as an introvert, act like an extravert. It's not as hard as you think

Leadership is a human universal[1]. It can even be seen in other species, which suggests it may be an evolutionarily ancient process[2]. A common personality trait of “natural” leaders i...

The COVID work revolution has increased digital overload

Are too many online meetings and notifications getting you down? Online communication tools – from email to virtual chat and video-conferencing – have transformed the way we work. In man...

Government funds are not 'taxpayer money' — media and politicians should stop confusing the two

Rhetoric plays an important role in tax debate and therefore tax policy. If your side manages to gain traction in the public imagination with labels such as “death tax[1]” or “dementia ...

5 Good Reasons to Own A Massage Gun for A Non-Athlete Like You

Are you having second thoughts about owning a massage gun? Let’s check out why having the best one not only applies to a pro but everyone. What’s the fuss about this handy massager tha...

Indonesia's aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done

Workers disinfect parts of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 recovered from the waters off Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10 2021.Tatan Syuflana/APThe Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disaster serves as a warning fo...

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia's favourite islands

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.Greg Brave/ShutterstockI fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, nea...

What's at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation?

www.shutterstock.comWith the relationship between China and Australia souring in the past six months, New Zealand’s response will need to be nuanced and careful, but also principled.First a...

The Future of Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are manufactured in other countries to ship goods overseas to North America and other countries. These containers are sturdy and designed to take a beating of nasty weat...

Would China's 'bastards' buy a mine from him?

Colourful mining magnate Clive Palmer’s political ambitions appear to be in tatters. But what of his multibillion-dollar legal ambitions? On Sunday he announced his United Australia Party ...

The nuclear weapons ban treaty is groundbreaking, even if the nuclear powers haven't signed

KCNA via KNS/APToday, many around the world will celebrate the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to enter into fo...

An Indigenous 'Voice' must be enshrined in our Constitution. Here's why

AAP/Dan PeledThis year has already seen significant progress in the government’s commitment to establish a body –...

Why are Japan's leaders clinging to their Olympic hopes? Their political fortunes depend on it

Ichiro Ohata/APWith the spread of COVID-19 steadily worsening in Japan since the onset of winter — daily records for in...

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