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Peter Dutton’s plan to cut the 2030 climate target would be an own goal for Australia’s Pacific ambitions

The current visit to Australia by China’s Premier Li Qiang may have taken the heat out of recent tensions between the two nations. But Australia remains embroiled with China in a tussle for influence in the Pacific – a fight in which climate ambition is key. That’s why, at a diplomatic level, we should be concerned about Opposition leader Peter Dutton’s...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 23:44
Will the Paris Olympics be a terrorist target? These three factors could be key

In recent months, Islamic State has escalated its calls to attack sporting events in Europe. Governments are increasingly concerned about the specific threat the terrorist group poses to the upcoming Paris Olympics and Paralympic Games. But how concerned should we be? While definitive answers on the dangers posed by clandestine actors are inherently...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 23:44
Many sports are tightening their transgender policies – can inclusion co-exist with fairness, physical safety and integrity?

The inclusion of trans women athletes – women who were assigned male at birth – is one of the most controversial issues in world sports. International and national governing bodies, sports teams and athletes themselves are grappling with how to balance trans inclusion with safety and fairness for cisgender women. The term “cisgender” (pronounced...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 23:44
Emotions don’t decide who you are: how to talk to your child about the new emotions in Inside Out 2

DisneyInside Out 2 invites us back into the mind of Riley, now a 13-year-old ice-hockey enthusiast on the cusp of high school – and puberty. Literally overnight, her brain goes through a large-scale demolition and construction that sees Riley wrestling with four new emotions: anxiety, envy, ennui and embarrassment. These emotions, along with...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 23:44
Bohemian, artist, conservationist: breathing humanity into the man who fought to protect Queensland’s rainforest and reef

John Büsst earned the moniker “The Bingil Bay Bastard”. From his self-built homestead in Bingil Bay, he campaigned from the early 1960s against grazing and agricultural industries seeking to fell the tropical forests of north Queensland. Then, in his words, “in came the Army” eyeing “the best, most scientifically valuable, and the very loveliest”...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 23:44
Early childhood educators are not ‘babysitters’. What do their jobs really involve?

There is a new push to make early education and care more affordable for Australian families. The Productivity Commission is due to hand a major report to the federal government at the end of June on how to give all children under five access to three days of early education a week. But as the draft report notes, this goal “cannot be achieved” without...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 23:44

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