Australian politics, society & culture


The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016
By Robert Manne
Image of the Condamine River on fire
Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising
By Richard Denniss
In discussions about climate change, indigenous voices are often overlooked – even though their regions are often the ones in the greatest peril when it comes to the effects of global warming. Join 350 Pacific’s Jacynta Fuamatu, Indigenous...
Are environmental rights also human rights? At Byron Writers Festival 2016, author, journalist, political adviser and pioneering feminist Anne Summers chairs a panel that includes former Greens leader Bob Brown, human-rights lawyer and executive...
A cat-detection team is doing important work on Dirk Hartog Island
By Nicole Gill
Why are our pets so pampered?
By Anne Manne
The coral bleaching signals a defining environmental shift
By Jo Chandler
Solastalgia and the impact of the recent bushfires
By Nicole Gill
As part of La Trobe University’s Ideas and Society program, Clive Hamilton, Robert Manne and Liz Conor discuss prospects after the 2015 Paris Climate Summit. Clive Hamilton is Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and...
We’re at a tipping point when it comes to global warming, and yet political discourse on the subject is often reduced to point scoring. How do we overcome the left–right impasse to achieve a collective will for action? Nobel laureate Peter Doherty,...
The notorious island has been a site of incarceration, occupation and, now, “extreme gardening”
By Sophie Cunningham
What eels do when we're not watching
By James Bradley
A day at Christmas Island’s Lizard Lodge
By Nicole Gill
How can Australia keep its Paris climate promises?
By Bill McKibben
The big fracking mess of resource politics
By Guy Rundle
Why have we failed to address climate change?
By Robert Manne
Julia at Melbourne Zoo in 2011.
The strange life and tragic death of Julia the gorilla
By Anna Krien
Following the indigenous seasonal calendar
By Jenan Taylor