By Magali Reinert Many Pacific Island countries and territories will lose 50-80 per cent of marine species by the end of the 21st century if climate change and global warming continue unchecked, reports a new study. “Potential fisheries catches will decrease by more than 50 per cent in many regions...
Australia needs policies that capitalise on the strengths of people with disability. www.shutterstock.com Anne Kavanagh, University of Melbourne Nathan is a young man who enjoys his life and is doing well by anybody’s standards. He studied drama, ancient history and English at school. He is a motivational speaker and has a part-time...
South Australia has turned on the largest lithium-ion battery of the world, marking a revolution in the storage of renewable energy. The 100 MW Li-ion battery was produced and delivered to the state by the technology giant Tesla, well before the 100 days deadline that its CEO Elon Musk had...
Mission schools were originally set up to protect Indigenous populations from white massacres and other violence related to colonialism. John T. Collins/State Library of Victoria, CC BY David McCallum, Victoria University Indigenous Australians have been denied self-determination for decades. This has impacted their ability to influence education and other policies at national...
By Adam Morton, Pacific correspondent, Climate Home News A near A$1 billion taxpayer-funded loan for a giant Australian coal project proposed by an Indian billionaire appears dead after the Labor Party won a state election promising to veto it. While the results are not yet declared, Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is...
A new study by Australian scientists has found a group of “source” reefs that are considered the basis of a life support system for the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reefs in the world, located off the North Western coast of Australia. The 112 “robust source reefs” the scientists...
For research to have an impact, it needs to be used or applied in some way. Shutterstock Pauline Zardo, Queensland University of Technology Starting in 2018, Australian universities will be required to prove their research provides concrete benefits for taxpayers and the government, who fund it. Education Minister Simon Birmingham recently announced the...
Andrew Blakers, Australian National University; Bin Lu, Australian National University, and Matthew Stocks, Australian National University Australia can meet its 2030 greenhouse emissions target at zero net cost, according to our analysis of a range of options for the National Electricity Market. Our modelling shows that renewable energy can help hit...
While Papua New Guinea's (PNG) authorities have been putting pressure on the refugees living in the detention centres at the Manus island to vacate, police have stormed the complex, destroyed their beds, shelters and other possessions. Police said that 35 of the 378 men in the centre agreed to leave...
Risks due to climate change will affect Australia and its neighbour countries, and tackling them needs long‑term planning and investment, said a white paper by the Australian government. The report said that rising temperatures and sea levels, and increasingly frequent and severe weather events and natural disasters are leading to...

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