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Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have nothing to lose

  • Written by Sunanda Creagh, Head of Digital Storytelling

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of people again took to the streets in Hong Kong to protest against the government – the 11th straight weekend of demonstrations that began in June over a proposed extradition bill.

But after more than two months of increasingly violent clashes between demonstrators and the police, this protest was...

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We need a national renewables approach, or some states – like NSW – will miss out

  • Written by Scott Hamilton, Strategic Advisory Panel Member, Australian-German Energy Transition Hub, University of Melbourne
We need a national renewables approach, or some states – like NSW – will miss outIn the absence of federal policy, states are pursing their own renewable targets.Karsten Würth/Unsplash

Australia’s primary federal renewable energy target – to have 33 terawatts of renewable energy by 2020 – has essentially been achieved. There is much uncertainty as to what is next.

In the absence of a new national target,...

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A Hippocratic Oath for data science? We’ll settle for a little more data literacy

  • Written by Lewis Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Adelaide
A Hippocratic Oath for data science? We’ll settle for a little more data literacyBias in, bias out: many algorithms have inherent design problems.Vintage Tone/Shutterstock

I swear by Hypatia, by Lovelace, by Turing, by Fisher (and/or Bayes), and by all the statisticians and data scientists, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgement, this oath and this indenture.

Could this be the...

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Australia's latest military commitment should spark assessment of how well we use our defence forces

  • Written by John Blaxland, Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University

Just when we thought Australia was getting serious about shifting priorities away from the Middle East to its own neighbourhood, the prime minister has announced another Middle East step up. Australia has committed a warship, surveillance aircraft and defence personnel to help keep the Strait of Hormuz open for shipping.

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  1. Australia bans video games for things you'd see in movies. But gamers can access them anyway
  2. Victorian changes to gender on birth certificate will not increase sexual violence. Here's why
  3. What kind of state values a freeway's heritage above the heritage of our oldest living culture?
  4. Why full-fat milk is now OK if you're healthy, but reduced-fat dairy is still best if you're not
  5. Tim Fischer – a man of courage and loyalty – dies from cancer
  6. The Strait of Hormuz is the most important oil choke point in the world. Use our interactive map to explore it
  7. some essential reading for Trump on Colonialism
  8. Should I get my DNA tested? We asked five experts
  9. How the US right-to-life movement is influencing the abortion debate in Australia
  10. Access to land is a barrier to simpler, sustainable living. Public housing could offer a way forward
  11. how was maths discovered? Who made up the numbers and rules?
  12. nations either aim for the Moon or get left behind in the space economy
  13. why Indonesia needs to answer for its broken promises
  14. what is the conflict between the US and Iran about and how is Australia now involved?
  15. Time out shouldn't be your go-to parenting tool but can be useful if it's well planned
  16. Australia to send naval and air assistance to protect Middle East sea lanes: Morrison
  17. Can environmental populism save the planet?
  18. George Pell has lost his appeal. What did the court decide and what happens now?
  19. NZ workplace study shows more than quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time
  20. It will be money, not morality, that finally turns the tide on Alan Jones
  21. 'We all slept in the car, five of us'. Young refugees talk about being homeless in Australia
  22. why we need to cut emissions as well as prepare for impacts
  23. Tarantino has a questionable record in the #MeToo context, so should we boycott his new film?
  24. our continuing upward redistribution of wealth
  25. Bungled NZ census highlights need for multiple voting options to raise Māori participation
  26. Australian universities can't rely on India if funds from Chinese students start to fall
  27. Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?
  28. Free speech or sky vandalism? Here's what the law says about skywriting in Australia
  29. What should politicians be reading at parliamentary book club? Our experts make their picks
  30. Youth discounts fail to keep young people in private health insurance
  31. Curious Kids: why do we cry?
  32. We built a network of greenhouses and rain shelters to simulate what climate change will do to soils
  33. Rethink inheritances. These days they no longer help the young, they go to the already middle-aged
  34. Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one
  35. How clay helped shape colonial Sydney
  36. how does our blood fight viruses like chicken pox and colds?
  37. Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines
  38. Altruistic or self-serving? Four things judges consider when sentencing politically-motivated crimes
  39. Why do I dwell on the past?
  40. Surge in pre-poll numbers at 2019 federal election changes the relationship between voters and parties
  41. what exactly does a showrunner do?
  42. why memorising poetry still matters for human connection
  43. How many people have eating disorders? We don't really know, and that's a worry
  44. keep in mind the 'bacon and eggs' principle
  45. Frydenberg outlines financial sector reform timetable
  46. For the first time in centuries, we're setting up a generation to be worse off than the one before it
  47. Michelle Grattan on the Pacific Islands Forum wash-up, media freedom and the public service
  48. Pacific Island nations will no longer stand for Australia's inaction on climate change
  49. Glamorising violent offenders with 'true crime' shows and podcasts needs to stop
  50. Case in Victoria could set new legal precedent for stealthing, or removing condom during sex

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Prime Minister on the Alan Jones Show

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The Greens side with activists, not farmers

The Greens’ Agriculture Spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice, today made some disgraceful comments in relation to the Government’s tough new penalties for keyboard warriors who incite activists to inv...

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Scott Morrison interview with Alan Jones - 2GB

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Payright buy now, pay later

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Home Office Ideas To Transform Your Office Into Something Great

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Tips To Ensure The Best B2B Ecommerce Customer Experience

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How to Book a Hotel for Your Vietnam Trip

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New Allianz data reveals the ‘forgotten’ European countries attracting Australian travellers this winter

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