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The Darling River is simply not supposed to dry out, even in drought

Fran Sheldon, Professor, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Griffith University - avatar Fran Sheldon, Professor, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Griffith University

Puddles in the bed of the Darling River are a sign of an ecosystem in crisis. Jeremy Buckingham/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe deaths of millions of fish in the lower Darling River system over the past few weeks...

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More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents' human rights

Beth Goldblatt, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney - avatar Beth Goldblatt, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney

Under the ParentsNext that was delivered, some parents lose payments for failing to attend appointments and others don't. Shutterstock/Department of Jobs and Small BusinessParentsNext is to be the sub...

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35 degree days make blackouts more likely, but new power stations won't help

Guy Dundas, Energy Fellow, Grattan Institute - avatar Guy Dundas, Energy Fellow, Grattan Institute

Whether your energy comes from coal or renewable sources isn't likely to make a difference to your risk of a blackout this summer. yellowbkpk/Flickr, CC BY-SASummer is here with a vengeance. On hot da...

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Guide for Tipping in Europe – What You Need to Know

News Company - avatar News Company

Tipping is a worldwide controversy, so to say – most customers think that they shouldn’t leave a tip, while most employees consider tipping a lifesaver, depending on the business they are workin...

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What you need to know if your child with a disability is starting school soon

David Roy, Lecturer in Education, University of Newcastle - avatar David Roy, Lecturer in Education, University of Newcastle

Parents may need to play the advocate for their child, especially if their child has a disability which affects their ability to communicate. www.shutterstock.comThis is a longer read at just over 1,3...

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Weekly Dose: new drug MDPV, or 'monkey dust', found in Australia. What is it and what are the harms?

Samuel Banister, Team Leader in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Sydney - avatar Samuel Banister, Team Leader in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Sydney

Users may or may not know they're taking MDPV. from www.shutterstock.comRecent media reports have suggested a rise in a dangerous new party drug known as “monkey dust”. This is a slang na...

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Hidden women of history: Ruby Lindsay, one of Australia's first female graphic designers

Jane Connory, PhD candidate, assistant researcher and teaching associate, Monash University - avatar Jane Connory, PhD candidate, assistant researcher and teaching associate, Monash University

Portrait of Ruby Lindsay, published in The drawings of Ruby Lind, 1920. In this series, we look at under acknowledged women through the ages. Ruby Lindsay was among the first women in Australian gra...

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A current affair: the movement of ocean waters around Australia

Charitha Pattiaratchi, Professor of Coastal Oceanography, University of Western Australia - avatar Charitha Pattiaratchi, Professor of Coastal Oceanography, University of Western Australia

Where do the ocean waters that wash the Gold Coast come from? Flickr/LJ Mears , CC BY-NC-SAMany people in Australia will head to the beach this summer and that’ll most likely include a dip or a ...

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Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won't make the issue go away

Rachel Busbridge, Lecturer in Sociology, Australian Catholic University - avatar Rachel Busbridge, Lecturer in Sociology, Australian Catholic University

The Australia Day debate will likely become more pronounced each year. from shutterstock.comIn the latest instalment of the culture wars surrounding Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sun...

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New figures put it beyond doubt. When it comes to company tax, we are a high-tax country, in part because it works well for us

Miranda Stewart, Professor, University of Melbourne - avatar Miranda Stewart, Professor, University of Melbourne

The latest figures put Australia near the top when it comes to company tax collections, even though our total tax take isn't particularly high. OECDIn international tax circles, as in other areas, we ...

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