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Woodside Petroleum is planning to expand a liquefied natural gas project in a plan it claims will reduce emissions by 30% by 2030. But analysts say the project will cause emissions to skyrocket. Environment editor Adam Morton explains why the
David Dungay Jr’s name has become a frequent rallying cry at Black Lives Matter protests across Australia. Now the family of the Dunghutti man, who died in custody in 2015, is teaming up with the barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC to take their c
The Games were meant to be a moment of national celebration but, with coronavirus cases rising in Japan, this summer’s postponed Olympics are the subject of recrimination and protest. Justin McCurry, the Guardian’s Tokyo correspondent, tells A
This week the Biloela family was thrust back in the news as three-year-old Tharnicaa was airlifted to a hospital in Perth to fight pneumonia and a blood infection. Mike Ticher and Lucy Clark speak about the treatment of the Biloela family and
The past decade has seen the formation of a vibrant and strange genre of music called hyperpop. Its growth has been spurred on by the internet – through Soundcloud, Twitter and now Spotify – and it has been linked to some of the most exciting
The coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne has spread to aged care, with multiple cases linked to one facility: Arcare in Maidstone. For young carer Ai-Lin, whose 86-year-old grandmother Ann lives at the facility, this outbreak raises serious quest
Nearly half of Australia’s cattle is treated with growth hormones to speed up weight gain. Australian regulators say these hormones are safe and legal, but in the EU and the UK, they’re banned. However a new free-trade agreement currently unde
Joe Biden has asked US intelligence services to urgently investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the possibility that it began with an accident in a laboratory. The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont looks at the available evidence
The latest Covid outbreak in Victoria has renewed focus on the federal government’s slow vaccine rollout, which has missed its own targets for aged care residents and workers several times. Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Tic
Multiple investigations have been launched since Brittany Higgins came forward in February with allegations she had been raped in parliament by another staffer in 2019. One of them was made public last week. Katharine Murphy explains what the
The NSW government last week announced changes to laws around sexual assault and consent that could dramatically change how survivors experience the court system. Saxon Mullins, the director of advocacy at the Rape and Sexual Assault Research
When do the objects we love become a health hazard? In this recording of Guardian Australia’s monthly book club, author Emily Maguire discusses her latest novel, Love Objects, with features editor Lucy Clark
Amid yet another outbreak in Victoria, the federal government is again under scrutiny over the slow pace of the vaccine rollout. There are also concerns that the confused messaging around the rollout, particularly about the AstraZeneca jab, ha
This week the Australian Institute of Criminology told the Senate it would report on Aboriginal deaths in custody every six months, up from every two years. Lorena Allam and Calla Wahlquist explain why this matters and what led to this win for
For nearly two months, the Polynesian island nation of Samoa has been in the grips of a political crisis after one of the most dramatic elections in the country’s history. After a supreme court intervention, a parliamentary lockout and a swear
A year ago, the murder of George Floyd caused outrage in Minneapolis – and kicked off a protest movement that spread across the world. How do the young Black people at the heart of the story live with his legacy?
Last week, in a landmark case, Australia’s Fair Work Commission ruled that Deliveroo rider Diego Franco was an employee – not a contractor. The case could have ramifications for the wider gig economy, where the use of contractors has led to wi
In the past few months rural communities throughout eastern Australia have been besieged by a mouse plague that has devastated homes and businesses. The NSW state government has faced allegations that they’ve been slow to respond, but there’s
Guardian journalist Hazem Balousha describes living in, and reporting from, Gaza, under heavy bombardment, while historian Rashid Khalidi discusses the history of the Palestinian struggle for statehood
Three events this week have raised serious concerns about a lack of transparency in Australia’s democracy. Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about the importance of being able to hold governments to account
The video game Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years with up to 100 million users a month logging in to play the free online game. But for users of iPhones and iPads, the wildly popular game has been unavailable ever since
Last week, new laws that allow the government to indefinitely detain refugees and give the immigration minister new powers to revoke a person’s refugee status, quietly passed through parliament. The government says this gives the minister grea
Tiny fragments of plastic, known as microplastics, have been found in many common foods, airborne dust from homes and even at the bottom of the ocean. However, research into how microplastics could be affecting our health is scarce. Environmen
Oliver Holmes, the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, talks to Rachel Humphreys about the violence that has broken out between Israel and Palestine. In recent weeks there has been a sharp escalation in anger over Israel’s half-century occupat
This week’s budget had an important underlying assumption – that Australia’s borders would remain closed until mid-2022. Taylor and head of news Mike Ticher unpick the implications
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