Glass Wings Blog: Australia

5 Australian COVID experts on receiving abuse and trolling amid the pandemic
The 50 beautiful Australian plants at greatest risk of extinction — and how to save them
A major report excoriated Australia’s environment laws. Sussan Ley’s response is confused and risky
‘A shambolic mess’: the only example Australia is giving the world now is how not to manage Covid
About 500,000 Australian species are undiscovered – and scientists are on a 25-year mission to finish the job
The ANZUS treaty does not make Australia safer. Rather, it fuels a fear of perpetual military threat
ARC grants: if Australia wants to tackle the biggest issues, politicians need to stop meddling with basic research
As the world surges ahead on electric vehicle policy, the Morrison government’s new strategy leaves Australia idling in the garage
Aussie startup invents breakthrough non-toxic battery electrolyte that’s cheaper ‘by factor of 100’
Australia commits to $3.5 billion tank purchase from the US
Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation
Australia could ‘green’ its degraded landscapes for just 6% of what we spend on defence
Australia had a record number of police shootings in the past year. Should we be concerned?
Australia has coped fairly well with the pandemic. With climate change? It’s a different story
Australia has failed greater gliders: since they were listed as ‘vulnerable’ we’ve destroyed more of their habitat
Australia has finally backed a plan to let developing countries make cheap COVID-19 vaccines — what matters is what it does next
Australia has not just had a ‘diplomacy fail’ – it has been devaluing the profession for decades
Australia is at the climate crossroads. The choice is yours, mates
Australia is building a billion-dollar arms export industry. This is how weapons can fall in the wrong hands
Australia is undermining the Paris Agreement, no matter what Morrison says – we need new laws to stop this
Australia matches its hottest day on record as Western Australia town hits 50.7C
Australia must get serious about airborne infection transmission. Here’s what we need to do
Australia once rejected ‘feeble-minded’ immigrants. While the language has changed, discrimination remains
Australia ranks last for climate action among UN member countries
Australia ranks last out of 54 nations on its strategy to cope with climate change. The Glasgow summit is a chance to protect us all
Australia spends more propping up fossil fuels than it does on the Army
Australia the only developed nation on world list of deforestation hotspots
Australia vs New Zealand. You can tell a lot about a country by the way it budgets
Australia was a model for protecting people from COVID-19 — and then we dumped half a million people back into poverty
Australia will likely adopt a net-zero target by COP26. It will be a bad target
Australian Court Ridiculously Says That AI Can Be An Inventor, Get Patents
Australian deputy PM mocks Alok Sharma’s emotional reaction at Cop26
Australian forests will store less carbon as climate change worsens and severe fires become more common
Australian government must protect young people from climate crisis harm, court declares
Australian Government Proposes Stripping Internet Users Of Their Anonymity
The Australian government wants to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being listed as ‘in danger’ at all costs
Australian government was ‘blindsided’ by UN recommendation to list Great Barrier Reef as in-danger. But it’s no great surprise
Australian public fed nonsense as country heads to “irreversible” decision.
‘The Australian way’: how Morrison trashed brand Australia at COP26
Australians are three times more worried about climate change than COVID. A mental health crisis is looming
Australia’s ‘A’ rating on human rights is under threat with a handpicked, politically engineered commissioner
Australia’s asylum policy has been a disaster. It’s deeply disturbing the UK wants to adopt it
Australia’s biggest fossil fuel investment for a decade is in the works – and its greenhouse gas emissions will be horrifying
Australia’s Black Summer of fire was not normal – and we can prove it
Australia’s Bowen Basin producing 47% more methane than global average
Australia’s coastal waters are rich in Indigenous cultural heritage, but it remains hidden and under threat
Australia’s first solar panel recycling plant swings into action
Australia’s government gives more support to fossil fuel research than is apparent
Australia’s marine (un)protected areas: government zoning bias has left marine life in peril since 2012
Australia’s net-zero plan fails to tackle our biggest contribution to climate change: fossil fuel exports
Australia’s refusal to sign a global methane pledge exposes flaws in the term ‘net-zero’
Australia’s reliance on gas exports questioned as Japan winds down fossil fuel power
Australia’s stumbling, last-minute dash for climate respectability doesn’t negate a decade of abject failure
Australia’s threatened species plan has failed on several counts. Without change, more extinctions are assured
Baby eastern quolls born in captivity give hope for extinction reversal | ABC Australia
Barnaby Joyce has refused to support doubling Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction targets – but we could get there so cheaply and easily
Before 9/11, Australia had no counter-terrorism laws, now we have 92 — but are we safer?
The Best Summary Of Australia's News Link Tax / 'Bargaining Code'
Big investors warn Australia on climate change
‘Biodegradable’ plastic will soon be banned in Australia. That’s a big win for the environment
The Bizarre Reaction To Facebook's Decision To Get Out Of The News Business In Australia
The budget should have been a road to Australia’s low-emissions future. Instead, it’s a flight of fancy
Can Australia’s path to net-zero really be fuelled by carbon capture and LNG?
Climate change has already hit Australia. Unless we act now, a hotter, drier and more dangerous future awaits, IPCC warns
Climate change means Australia may have to abandon much of its farming
Climate change solution could come from 'electrifying everything', Australian inventor Saul Griffith says
Climate change: Why action still ignites debate in Australia
Climate change: Why Australia refuses to give up coal
The Complexity Of Making An RPG That’s Authentically Australian
‘Conditional commitments’: the diplomatic strategy that could make Australia do its fair share on climate change
COVID is surging in unvaccinated Taiwan. Australia should take heed
Craig Kelly’s move to Palmer’s United Australia Party shows the need for urgent electoral law reform
Cruel, costly and ineffective: Australia’s offshore processing asylum seeker policy turns 9
‘Environmental accounting’ could revolutionise nature conservation, but Australia has squandered its potential
EV policy and Australia's "Future Fuels Strategy"
Even after the rains, Australia’s environment scores a 3 out of 10. These regions are struggling the most
‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing
Facebook Users Liable for All Comments Under Their Posts, According to Australia High Court
Facebook versus Australia: the government hands Facebook a free pass
Fire and flood: 'Whole areas of Australia will be uninsurable'
Fire management in Australia has reached a crossroads and ‘business as usual’ won’t cut it
Friday essay: a world of pain – Australian theatre in crisis
Friday essay: Sex, power and anger — a history of feminist protests in Australia
From COVID control to chaos – what now for Australia? Two pathways lie before us
‘From denial to delay’: a forehead-slapping week in Australian climate policy
From October, it will be all but impossible for most Australians to vape — largely because of Canberra’s little-known ‘homework police’
Giant rainbow road commemorates the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia
The government’s idea of ‘national environment standards’ would entrench Australia’s global pariah status
The Great Australian Dream? New homes in planned estates may not be built to withstand heatwaves
Have Australians in India been abandoned because people of colour are seen as ‘less’ Australian?
Headphones, saw blades, coat hangers: how human trash in Australian bird nests changed over 195 years
Healthy humans drive the economy: we’re now witnessing one of the worst public policy failures in Australia’s history
Hidden women of history: Eliza Hamilton Dunlop — the Irish Australian poet who shone a light on colonial violence
How Australia’s handling of Djokovic exposed its flawed immigration system to the world
How Chinese courtyard housing can help older Australian women avoid homelessness
How COVID has shone a light on the ugly face of Australian antisemitism
How identical twins Paula and Bridgette Powers save Australia's seabirds with 'Twinnies magic'
Humpback whales have been spotted ‘bubble-net feeding’ for the first time in Australia (and we have it on camera)
Hundreds of Australian lizard species are barely known to science. Many may face extinction
In Australian media, women’s voices are still not heard
In Kabul’s ‘Saigon moment’, Australia faces the shame of repeating its mistakes exiting the Vietnam war
International Energy Agency warns against new fossil fuel projects. Guess what Australia did next?
Is Sky News shifting Australian politics to the right? Not yet, but there is cause for alarm
'It looks like snow': how Australia plans to fix the 'horrifying' blight of expanded polystyrene
It’s not too late for Australia to forestall a dystopian future that alternates between Mad Max and Waterworld
‘Like hunting for unicorns’: Australians on the search for adequate, affordable mental healthcare
Loved to death: Australian sandalwood is facing extinction in the wild
Majority of Australians support UNESCO Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’ listing
Making the tobacco industry pay for cigarette litter could stop 4.5 billion butts polluting the Australian environment
Meet 5 of Australia’s tiniest mammals, who tread a tightrope between life and death every night
Meet Australia’s Batshit Insane Mining Billionaires
Meet the broad-toothed rat: a chubby-cheeked and inquisitive Australian rodent that needs our help
Ministerial interference is an attack on academic freedom and Australia’s literary culture
More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction – and climate change is the biggest danger
More than 30 countries condemn Australia at UN over high rates of child incarceration
Morrison’s ‘new deal’ for a return to post-COVID normal is not the deal most Australians want
Most Australian households are well-positioned for electric vehicles – and an emissions ceiling would help
‘Most of Australia’s literary heritage is out of print’: the fight to rescue a nation’s lost books
Multibillion-dollar strategy with no end in sight: Australia’s ‘enduring’ offshore processing deal with Nauru
Murdoch Seeks Takeover of Australia’s Online Market
National summits have their place — but what will it really take to achieve equality for Australian women?
‘One sip can kill’: why a highly toxic herbicide should be banned in Australia
Our research shows COVID has made Australians more conservative and care less about others
Pandemic policing in ‘multicultural’ Australia
Pest plants and animals cost Australia around $25 billion a year – and it will get worse
Photos from the field: the stunning crystals revealing deep secrets about Australian volcanoes
The policing of Australian satire: why defamation is still no joke, despite recent law changes
Politics, flashmobs, Yolngu dancers: the Australian story of Mikis Theodorakis’ legendary song Zorba
POWERHOUSE AUSTRALIA? Oz's global opportunity in clean energy & electric vehicles | FULLY CHARGED
Rewiring Australian households could save them up to $6,000 a year, research finds
Robber barons and high-speed traders dominate Australia’s water market
The seas are coming for us in Kiribati. Will Australia rehome us?
Second-hand panels: Australia’s massive wasted solar opportunity
Senate’s vote to ban slave-made imports shows the weakness of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act
Seriously ugly: here’s how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C this century
She flew from Australia to England for a first date
Sorry, Australia
Taryn was deported from Australia with $300 and a bag of clothes. Now, she's taking on the government
Teaching a ‘hatred’ of Australia? No, minister, here’s why a democracy has critical curriculum content
This bird’s stamina is remarkable: it flies non-stop for 5 days from Japan to Australia, but now its habitat is under threat
This WA town just topped 50℃ – a dangerous temperature many Australians will have to get used to
To fix Australia’s environment laws, wildlife experts call for these 4 changes — all are crucial
The trailblazing Australian women who showed magic was not just for men
Truckies Going Electric in Australia
UK’s top climate adviser launches scathing attack on Australia on eve of Cop26
Unstoppable eating machines: why Australian farmers are renting out goats for weed control
The US jumps on board the electric vehicle revolution, leaving Australia in the dust
Vital Signs. Laugh at the US if you will, but Australia narrowly escaped a debt ceiling
Wake up, Mr Morrison: Australia’s slack climate effort leaves our children 10 times more work to do
We are professional fire watchers, and we’re astounded by the scale of fires in remote Australia right now
We calculated the impact of ‘long COVID’ as Australia opens up. Even without Omicron, we’re worried
We could be a superpower: 3 ways Australia can take advantage of the changing geopolitics of energy
We found methane-eating bacteria living in a common Australian tree. It could be a game changer for curbing greenhouse gases
Wetlands have saved Australia $27 billion in storm damage over the past five decades
What can we gain from open access to Australian research? Climate action for a start
What is COP26 and why does the fate of Earth, and Australia’s prosperity, depend on it?
Who owns Australia?
Who’s behind Australia’s anti-lockdown protests? The German conspiracy group driving marches
Why is the Australian Christian Lobby waging a culture war over LGBTQ issues?
Will Australia follow Europe into a fourth COVID wave? Boosters, vaccinating kids, ventilation and masks may help us avoid it
Will your grandchildren have the chance to visit Australia’s sacred trees? Only if our sick indifference to Aboriginal heritage is cured
Wind turbines off the coast could help Australia become an energy superpower, research finds
With the release of a terrifying IPCC report, Australia must face its wilful political blindness on climate
'Wonderful' Australian Octopus Mother Rolls Pipe Full of Eggs Into Ocean
Yeah, nah: Aussie slang hasn’t carked it, but we do want to know more about it
Yes, Australia can beat its 2030 emissions target. But the Morrison government barely lifted a finger
Yes, it is entirely possible for Australia to phase out thermal coal within a decade
Young Australian women in financial hardship are twice to three times as likely to experience violence
Young Australians lodge human rights complaints with UN over alleged government inaction on climate
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