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Behold the morning light

This week’s reader photo was taken by Jo in Cape Patterson, Victoria.<p>“This image was taken at Cape Paterson early morning. It is one of my favourite …

Photography

Karri forest, WA

Photo Credit: Bill Hatcher / Australian Geographic<p>One-way scenic drive through the Karri forest in Warren National Park, Western Australia.

GALLERY: Mount Field, Tasmania

• April 22, 2016<p>Only an hour north-west of Hobart, Mount Field is an enduring favourite of outdoor enthusiasts, with its wallaby-tracked snow fields, …

Karloo walking track | Map

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'Asylum seeker boat' arrives in the Australian territory of the Cocos Islands

A wooden boat, which observers said was clearly an asylum seeker vessel, made it to the Cocos Islands under its own steam and without interception on Monday.<p>The boat, reported by the ABC’s Hack program to be carrying asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, motored into the lagoon between the two largest …

Christmas Island

Celebrating Geocaching’s Sweet 16!

Today, May 2nd, marks the 16th anniversary of the geocaching phenomenon. As we reminisce on all the wonderful geocaching moments we’ve experienced …

SWEET16

Carpageddon: what you need to know about the release of carp herpes in Australia

Removing carp from rivers and lakes may restore the health of those ecosystems from PixabayYesterday’s announcement of funding for a National Carp …

Viruses

Infographic: the size of Australia's government

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government, like families, must live within its means. Mick Tsikas/AAPAhead of this year’s federal budget …

Great Barrier Reef bleaching is just one symptom of ecosystem collapse across Australia

Media reports around the world have brought the mass coral bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef into people’s offices and homes.With 93% of …

Great Barrier Reef

PolicyCheck: Negative gearing reform

Negative gearing has been untouched for 30 years because it increases housing supply and the stock of rental properties. Shutterstock<i>Welcome to</i> …

Investing

RBA cuts rates to 1.75% ahead of federal budget

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut Australia’s cash rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 1.75%, citing inflationary pressures.<p>The decision …

Federal Budget

PolicyCheck: the Coalition's dental health care policy

The Coalition has proposed changes to dental policy that it says will provide over 10 million Australians with access to public dental health care …

Health Care

Why women's eggs run out and what can be done about it

Unfortunately women only have the eggs they're born with. Kyle Brown/Flickr, CC BY-SAMost women will have been made aware they have a “biological …

Pregnancy

Lifting their 'voice': how unions can arrest membership decline and stay relevant

The association representing AFL players is a good example of using a union model to give workers a voice. AAP/Dan PeledAustralia’s industrial …

Industrial Action

Australia's soaring housing costs signal need for a new economic consensus

The deeper issue behind Australia’s current housing debates is how housing investment will impact on our long-term prosperity.<p>The International …

Housing

What does an anthropologist actually do?

On the hunt for other cultures. Shutterstock/Gorosi Ask any anthropologist what they do and they will find it hard to give you a direct answer.If …

River on fire: even if it's not coal seam gas we should still be concerned

Ignited methane gas from the seep on the Condamine River. Screenshot from Jeremy Buckingham/YouTubeAstonishing footage of a river in Queensland on …

Coal

To get young people out of nursing homes, we need to back up the NDIS with housing – here's how

Young people with disability living in nursing homes are one of the most marginalised and isolated groups of people in our society. More than half of …

Housing

Exactly what is innovative about the word 'innovation'?

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was “innovation” – at least, it was this time round. In 2015, the Word was “excellence”. And in the …

Election budgets can only ever be a charade

Election budgets are notoriously hard to get right. Governments are tempted to announce electoral sweeteners, make new promises, and commit to new …

Malcolm Turnbull

'Working families', 'Tony's tradies' – what will this year's budget soundbite be?

Treasurers throughout Australia’s history have used their budget role to reach out to people. AAP/Mick TsikasGovernment budgets need explaining and …

Tony Abbott

Breast cancer campaigns might be pink, but men get it too

<i>This is part of our series on hidden or stigmatised health conditions in men. Read the other articles in the series here.</i>Although breast cancer is …

Health

Listen up: many farmed fish are hard of hearing – here's why it matters

The swift rise of aquaculture as a major supplier of protein to the world is a remarkable story of rapid domestication of marine and freshwater …

Fish

Kidman & Co and Huawei decisions mean mixed messages for Chinese investors

It is hard to think of an issue more likely to antagonise and enflame the wider Australian public than Chinese involvement in local agricultural …

Asia

Why we should treat Craig Wright's claims to being Bitcoin inventor with scepticism

Australian Craig S. Wright has stepped forward to claim that he is indeed the illusive creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto. Furthermore, he claims to …

Bitcoin

Cigarettes tax hike bipartisan but $19.5 billion hole in Labor costings

The government has found a A$19.5 billion hole in Labor’s plan to boost tobacco excise – a proposal that Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget will also …

Cigarettes

Wreckage of Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour found, researchers say

Researchers said they believe they have located the wreckage of the Endeavour, a ship sailed by the famous British explorer James Cook, which was sunk off the US during the revolutionary war.<p>The ship was scuttled in 1778 leading up to the Battle of Rhode Island between American colonists and the …

Research

Border Force asked to explain rapist's escape from detention centre day trip

Australian Border Force needs to “front up” and explain how a convicted rapist being held at a Darwin detention centre was able to escape while on a day trip to an aquarium, the chief minister has said.<p>Amit Hamal, 27, who claimed to be a member of the Nepalese royal family, was working as a …

Northern Territory

Peter Dutton accuses refugee advocates of encouraging suicide on Nauru

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has blamed refugee advocates for the suicide attempts on Nauru and Manus, alleging they are encouraging detainees to self-harm in the hope of getting to Australia.<p>A second refugee, Hodan Yasi, self-immolated on Nauru overnight and is in a Brisbane hospital in …

Immigration