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Australia's deal with Timor-Leste in peril again over oil and gas

The central element of the Timor Sea dispute seems far from resolved. AAP/Caroline BerdonIn April, Australia and Timor-Leste reached agreement on their maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea. This reso...

Dugong and sea turtle poo sheds new light on the Great Barrier Reef's seagrass meadows

Just like birds and mammals carrying seeds through a rainforest, green sea turtles and dugong spread the seeds of seagrass plants as they feed. Our team at James Cook University’s TropWATER Cent...

William Ricketts Sanctuary is a racist anachronism but can it foster empathy?

A sculpture of William Ricketts looms over those of Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara men at the sanctuary in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges.Chris Haych/flickr, CC BY-NC-NDIn September 2003, an article in The ...

Six things Labor’s review of tertiary education should consider

In March, Shadow Minister for Education and Training Tanya Plibersek outlined Labor’s plan to review the architecture of the post-school education sector if elected next year. She said they woul...

Plain, Greek, low-fat? How to choose a healthy yoghurt

With all the different types of yogurt on offer, making a decision on which one to buy can be difficult.from shutterstock.comYoghurt is one of the oldest fermented dairy foods in the world. Its origin...

should the government intervene to fix low wages?

There have been a few suggestions lately on what policies the government should take up in order to fight slow wage growth.Former Prime Minister Paul Keating suggested the superannuation guarantee &nd...

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