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Four environmental reasons why fast-tracking the Carmichael coal mine is a bad idea

Pressure is mounting for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine to proceed in inland Queensland. Recently the state government quietly gave the project …

Environment

How the tobacco industry is gaming Australian health regulations

Australia’s tough tobacco regulations are acting as a catalyst for the industry to develop sophisticated marketing practices. These companies are …

Smoking

Essays on health: how food companies can sneak bias into scientific research

Proper nutrition is critical to combatting the costly and deadly epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. from</i> …

Health

Second crossbencher to be referred to the High Court

Further uncertainty has been thrown over the Senate crossbench, with the government moving to have the High Court determine whether One Nation’s Rod …

Politics

What is racism - and is Bill Leak a 'controversialist' or a racist?

What does it take to be rightfully described as a racist? Studio Araminta/ShutterstockA policeman tells a drunken Aboriginal father to take …

Racism

Explainer: what is the challenge to Bob Day's Senate seat all about?

Family First Senator Bob Day has resigned from the Senate, but controversy now rages about whether or not he was validly elected. The argument is …

Is the NHMRC funding process fair?

Who are the winners and losers from recent medical research funding announcements? from www.shutterstock.comLast week’s announcement of funding from …

Research

What makes a city tick? Designing the 'urban DMA'

More than cluster of people and buildings, urbanity is a concentration of encounters and connections. Diliff/Wikimedia CommonsGreat cities and …

Urban Planning

Now-resigned Bob Day may have been ineligible to sit in Senate

Within hours of Family First’s Bob Day submitting his Senate resignation on Tuesday, the government announced it would move for the High Court to …

Judiciary

Government challenges election of One Nation senator Rod Culleton

Federal government to ask Senate to refer second senator to high court over a since-annulled larceny conviction<p>The federal government will ask the Senate to refer a challenge to the eligibility of One Nation senator Rod Culleton to the high court, the second such referral in as many days after the …

Politics

MH370: data suggests plane was out of control as it plummeted into ocean

Australia reviews search after ‘important new information’ from satellite data reveals plane was in high and increasing rate of descent in final moments<p>Australia is mounting a case for a new search effort for MH370 bolstered by “important new information” about what investigators believe to have …

Malaysia Airlines

Australian senators Cory Bernardi and Malcolm Roberts pledge support for Donald Trump

Liberal says he will be ‘cheering on’ Trump while One Nation senator echoes insistence Hillary Clinton should be jailed<p>As the US presidential election race gets tighter and tighter, Donald Trump has gained two more supporters, albeit ones who can’t vote: the rightwing Australian senators Cory …

Republicans

Australia's combined budget deficit will grow by $14.9bn, fiscal outlook shows

Parliamentary Budget Office runs the ruler over state, territory and federal revenue and spending<p>The combined budget deficit of commonwealth, state and territory governments is growing, thanks in part to an increase in infrastructure spending, new figures show.<p>The Parliamentary Budget Office …

Deficits

Abbott's and Scullion's track records in Indigenous affairs not great – advocate

Prof Tom Calma says Tony Abbott and Nigel Scullion do not take Indigenous affairs seriously enough and treat the portfolio as a political football<p>Neither Tony Abbott nor Nigel Scullion take Indigenous affairs seriously enough, a prominent advocate has said, weighing in on a push to have the former …

Tony Abbott

Immigration official says department is 'freezing' release of documents about Nauru

Greens say contents of internal email released by accident to Guardian Australia points to ‘deliberate breach’ of freedom of information laws<p>Australia’s immigration department has been “freezing” the release of documents about asylum seekers at in its offshore detention centre on Nauru, according …

Immigration

ABC chairman says Coalition criticism of staff pay deal a threat to independence

James Spigelman warns government to back off after it accused broadcaster of breaching public service bargaining guidelines at a time when budget was tight<p>The ABC chairman James Spigelman has upped the ante with the Turnbull government, declaring recent criticism of its enterprise bargaining …

Criticism

What is section 44? Why it matters if Bob Day is declared ineligible

A pecuniary interest in relation to the ownership of property may make the Family First senator’s election invalid. Whatever happens to his seat next, at the very least it will leave the Coalition without a crucial vote for a few weeks<p>What’s going on with Bob Day?<p>The Family First senator has …

Elections

Most Australians say inequality worsening and want major rise in minimum wage

But majority in Essential poll reject concept of inheritance tax or taxing assets the same way as incomes<p>New polling reveals Australians are concerned about increasing inequality in this country and a majority agree with the proposition that inequality creates societal division.<p>The survey carried …

Justice

Reliance on GST grows as company tax revenue hits five-year low

The gap between company tax and GST takings is now only $5bn, with the decline blamed on a fall on commodity prices and the government’s small business package<p>Australian governments are relying increasingly on consumers for tax revenue, as company tax collections record their lowest level in five …

Taxes

Coalition and Labor query whether Bob Day's election to Senate was valid

High court to determine ‘difficult constitutional questions’ raising the possibility of a recount in South Australian Senate vote<p>The Turnbull government and Labor have queried whether the Family First senator Bob Day was validly elected during the recent campaign, and the controversy is set to be …

Politics

Almandin wins a fifth Melbourne Cup for Lloyd Williams in blanket finish

Seven-year-old gelding delivers Lloyd Williams’ fifth Cup win Jockey Kerrin McEvoy secures second victory, 16 years after his first Relive the day on and off the track at Flemington Racecourse here<p>Another year, another Melbourne Cup thriller. After Michelle Payne’s triumph 12 months ago, the 2016 …

Horse Racing (Australia)

Murdered schoolteacher Stephanie Scott's father killed by falling tree

Father of Leeton teacher murdered by Vincent Stanford is believed to have died while clearing trees from property<p>The father of the murdered schoolteacher Stephanie Scott has been killed by a falling tree.<p>Police were called to a farm on Namami Road, Canowindra, in central west New South Wales, at …

Australia

Bishop leads Turnbull as better Coalition leader in Morgan poll

A small sample Morgan phone poll of 552, conducted 24-26 October, has Julie Bishop leading Malcolm Turnbull as preferred Coalition leader. Bishop has …

Malcolm Turnbull

Study confirms intimate partner violence leading health risk factor for women

For women of reproductive age and Indigenous women, intimate partner violence is the single biggest health risk factor. from …

Women's Health

Sustainable aquaculture is possible, with the right science

Aquaculture is in the spotlight again, with an ABC investigation raising concerns over the sustainability of the expansion of Tasmania’s …

Science

Using DNA to unlock the mysteries of cannabis and reduce the risk of dodgy 'medical' products

The federal government will now accept licence applications for groups wanting to grow cannabis locally for scientific and medical purposes.Cannabis …

Life Sciences

Is it time to repeal Australia's century-old laws on the use of the word 'Anzac'?

It is 100 years to the day since Australia broadened the laws restricting the use of one of the nation’s most sacred words: Anzac.On November 1, …

Australia

Western Australia provides a masterclass in what not to do with a resources boom

It wouldn’t be too unkind to suggest that Western Australia is not considered as the national benchmark of sophisticated public policy. Indeed, the …

Australia

Explainer: what is an epidural for labour?

An epidural takes up to 45 minutes to work, so if the baby's coming it could be too late. from www.shutterstock.com.auEpidurals were developed for …

Pain

Twitter's live stream of the Melbourne Cup could change how we 'broadcast' sport

Now you can watch the race on Twitter. Flickr/Jupiter Firelyte, CC BYThe race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, will this year be streamed …

Streaming