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Karma

Government to purchase The Drip gorge

The Drip gorge in the Upper Hunter and add it to Goulburn River National Park.

THERE will be no tunnels underneath The Drip. That is according to …

Government

Defence secretary warns of China's 'unprecedented' land reclamation activity in South China Sea

Defence department secretary Dennis Richardson has described Australia's relationship with the US and Chinas as friends with both, allies with one. …

Asia

5 Tips for Planning Your Next Vacation with Geocaching

Go Geocaching Around the World

Geocachers love showing off their locations—that’s why geocaching is one of the best ways to discover new places. The …

Geocache

The Father of the Geocoin: Moun10Bike

Geocoins—it’s hard to imagine Geocaching without them, Travel Bugs, or any other kind of trackable. But for an entire year and half after geocaching …

Cache

Johnny Depp could face 10 years in prison for bringing dogs to Australia

After illegally bringing his two dogs to Australia, Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years behind bars.

The actor, who is currently filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, landed himself in trouble earlier this month when he brought his two Yorkshire terriers to the country on his …

Johnny Depp

Goodbye, citizenship! Australia takes a cynical turn on Muslim radicalisation

The Australian government is currently proffering a range of solutions for “radicalisation”, but no one seems to be too concerned about explaining exactly what radicalisation is, how it proceeds, and what its connection to terrorism might be. At this point, you might begin to suspect that the …

Radicalization

Given the value of emissions cuts, solar subsidies are worth it

A new Grattan Institute report suggests solar panels in Australia might be more trouble than they are worth. Duncan Rowalinson/Flickr, CC …

Renewable Energy

A matter of degrees: why 2C warming is officially unsafe

We cross the 2C threshold at our peril. Shawn Carpenter/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe goal of international climate negotiations is “to avoid dangerous …

Climate Change

Forget 'modest change': racism is entrenched in our Constitution

This article is a response to the issues raised in Frank Brennan: the case for modest constitutional change, published on The Conversation last …

Construction workers' safety must not be an after-thought

According to SafeWork Australia, 211 construction workers died from work-related injuries in the five years from 2007–08 to 2011–12. Over the same …

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

What if Sydney University’s complementary medicine research shows it's useless?

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney has just announced A$1.3 of funding from Blackmores, the complementary medicine manufacturer, for …

Medicine

Australia can have ballistic missile defence – doesn’t mean we should

One capability that could yet again be contemplated in the lead-up to Australia’s next defence white paper, and the planned 10-year defence …

Australia

We all lose from banker greed, so it's time to remove conflicts

Convicted Societe Generale rogue trader Jerome Kerviel - part of a bigger system turning a blind eye to industry conflicts. Lucas Dolega/EPA/AAPThe …

Forex

When your child has to go to hospital it is always hard - even when it is for the best

One blurry photo and four weeks later Joe was in hospital. With no idea about what was coming, he seemed very happy in the wobbly rattling hospital …

Hospitals

AAS President: Science needs support to build a better Australia

A shift has occurred in the past year in the way the Australian public, politicians and business talk about science. Scientists are no longer …

Scientific Research

Viewpoints: should universities accept funding from industry?

Direct links between universities and industry funders pose significant risks – but can they be managed? Shannon Kringen/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe …

College & University

What the record reveals of the chances of Indigenous recognition

Even with bipartisan support, a referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition is no certainty to succeed. AAP/Dan HimbrechtsRecent opinion …

Recognition

The mass university is good for equity, but must it also be bad for learning?

Are the best parts of unis – students collaborating and sharing ideas – going to be lost in a mass university system? Kennedy Library/Flickr, CC …

College & University

Renewable energy deal gives no certainty over coming decades

Wind farms in the pipeline could fill out Australia's renewable energy target, leaving no room for other sources. Lawrence Murray/Flickr, CC BYOver …

Energy

Abbott gets push back on part of his radical citizenship plan

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Philip Ruddock at parliament house on Tuesday. …

Citizenship

Hockey's expensive night out

Joe Hockey made policy on the run when he appeared on ABC television's Q&A. AAP/Lukas CochTreasurer Joe Hockey has always been wary of going on Q&A. …

Joe Hockey

What's next for tobacco control? A smoke-free generation

Each year 60,000 Australians and millions throughout the world die from cigarette smoking. One billion people are projected to die of tobacco-related …

Smoking

Fintech might be hot right now, but banks are still winning

PayPal is far more dominant in online payments in the US than Australia where traditional players have defended the market. Geoff Livingston/Flickr, …

Investing

Who decides? A question at the heart of meaningful reconciliation

While plans to close 'unsustainable remote communities' have triggered recent protests, at the heart of the issue is the nature of the relationship …

Indigenous Peoples

Want to help the environment? First fix your work-life balance

Take that extra hour off work. Just don't spend it burning coal or petrol. Rawpixel/Shutterstock.comWhen it comes to climate change, do you practice …

Environment

Doing justice to disability: the upside of TEDx’s Stella bungle

We’ve made real progress in embracing disability as part of everyday life in Australia. But there’s a fair way to go, as the TEDx Sydney missed …

TED Talks

FactCheck: is tax up every year under the Abbott government?

Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen. AAP Image/Lukas CochTax is up every year under this government and tax as a percentage of the economy is higher under …

Public Finance

Let's stop the bullying of trainee doctors – for patients' sake

Size matters. At least, that seems to be the media’s belief when it comes to analysing social problems. The grimmer the stories, the uglier the …

Medical Education

Universities should change the way they measure success

Universities have a vast array of measures to gauge how successful they are. Most of the measures have a lot to do with prestige and not much to do …

College & University