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Human Rights Observatory
By Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Sure, a good many of us don’t trust politicians – but surely politicians ought to trust politicians. History shows why they might one day need to overturn a Reserve Bank decision.The Conversation (Full Story)
By We Are Not Numbers
I try to sleep through the noises of heavy bombing sounds and news reports on the radio. My eyes get heavier and heavier. And then my mind eventually gives up and I drift off to sleep. (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
Leaders at the COP28 climate summit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must place human rights at its heart by agreeing to rapidly phase out fossil fuels, ensure civil society’s full and free participation in the meeting, and press the Emirati government to release dissidents from jail, said Amnesty International, ahead of its Secretary General […] The post Global: Leaders at COP28 must protect human rights by agreeing to phase out fossil fuels and press the UAE for reforms appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Guido Carim Junior, Senior Lecturer in Aviation, Griffith University
Chris Campbell, Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith University
Elvira Marques, Aviation PhD candidate, Griffith University
Nnenna Ike, Research Assistant, Griffith Aviation, Griffith University
Tim Ryley, Professor and Head of Griffith Aviation, Griffith University
Picture this: you’re nestled comfortably in your seat cruising towards your holiday destination when a flight attendant’s voice breaks through the silence:

Ladies and gentlemen, both pilots are incapacitated. Are there any passengers who could land this plane with assistance from air traffic control?

If you think you could manage it, you’re not alone. Survey results published in January indicate about one-third of adult Americans think…The Conversation (Full Story)

By David John Eldridge, Professor of Dryland Ecology, UNSW Sydney
Andrew Macintosh, Professor and Director of Research, ANU Law School, Australian National University
David Alan George, Adjunct Assoc. Professor - Australian Rivers Institute - Earth scientist, Griffith University
Don Butler, Professor, Australian National University
If you run a large polluting facility and can’t work out how to actually cut emissions, you might buy carbon credits to offset your emissions from the Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme. These credits are meant to represent carbon taken back out of the atmosphere and stored in growing trees or in the soil.

The problem is, these credit schemes can be rubbery in the extreme. One area we must scrutinise forensically are human-induced regeneration projects.…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Rezwan
On the first day of his office, pro-China President Mohamed Muizzu formally requested the Indian Government to withdraw its troops stationed in the Maldives, making headlines in both countries. (Full Story)
By Stephen Duckett, Honorary Enterprise Professor, School of Population and Global Health, and Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
How does Australia’s health care system compare to our peers in the OECD? Here we highlight five charts showing Australia’s relative performance.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Dominic Redfern, Associate Professor, RMIT University
London-based experiential art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast’s Works of Nature is clearly in the business of knowledge transfer: it tells, it doesn’t ask.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Labor Senator Pat Dodson, will retire on Australia Day next year at age 75 due to ongoing cancer treatment affecting his health.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Denis Muller, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, The University of Melbourne
Hundreds of Australian journalists signed an open letter to news organisations calling for better coverage of the war. It calls their impartiality into question.The Conversation (Full Story)
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