Glass Wings Blog: Australia

The $1 billion Great Barrier Reef funding is nonsensical. Australians, and their natural wonder, deserve so much better
3 ways the Albanese government can turn Australia into a renewable energy superpower – without leaving anyone behind
360in360: a couple’s 360-day journey to encapsulate Australia’s natural beauty
4 out of 5 parents support teaching gender and sexuality diversity in Australian schools
5 Australian COVID experts on receiving abuse and trolling amid the pandemic
60% of Australians want to keep Australia Day on January 26, but those under 35 disagree
7 reasons Australia is the lucky country when it comes to snakes
A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia
A krill aquarium, climate research, and geopolitics: how Australia’s $800 million Antarctic funding will be spent
A microlight flight around Australia to highlight endangered migratory shorebirds' plight
‘A shambolic mess’: the only example Australia is giving the world now is how not to manage Covid
Abortion is no longer a crime in Australia. So why is it still so hard to access?
Advocates make case for more electric vehicle charging stations in outback Australia
Albanese wants to ‘change the way’ we do politics in Australia. Here are 4 ways to do it
Amateur Broken Hill astronomer wins Astronomical Society of Australia award
Anthony Albanese confirms NASA will launch rockets from Australia
Anti-satellite weapons: the US has sworn off tests, and Australia should follow suit
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
Are Australians socially inclusive? 5 things we learned after surveying 11,000 people for half a decade
As News Corp goes ‘rogue’ on election coverage, what price will Australian democracy pay?
As the world surges ahead on electric vehicle policy, the Morrison government’s new strategy leaves Australia idling in the garage
At 16, Australians can drive, work and apply for the army – so why can’t they vote?
Aussie startup invents breakthrough non-toxic battery electrolyte that’s cheaper ‘by factor of 100’
Australia and Norway were once tied in global anti-corruption rankings. Now, we’re heading in opposite directions
Australia commits to $3.5 billion tank purchase from the US
Australia could ‘green’ its degraded landscapes for just 6% of what we spend on defence
Australia could rapidly shift to clean transport – if we had a strategy. So we put this plan together
Australia had a record number of police shootings in the past year. Should we be concerned?
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 lost 140 journals in a decade. That’s damaging for local research and education
Australia has not just had a ‘diplomacy fail’ – it has been devaluing the profession for decades
Australia has overshot three planetary boundaries based on how we use land
Australia is at the climate crossroads. The choice is yours, mates
Australia is bringing migrant workers back – but exploitation is still rampant. Here are 3 changes needed now
Australia is creating an underclass of exploited farm workers, unable to speak up
Australia is failing marginalised people, and it shows in COVID death rates
Australia is undermining the Paris Agreement, no matter what Morrison says – we need new laws to stop this
Australia launches action against Russia over MH17, in bid for reparations
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 plans to be a big green hydrogen exporter to Asian markets – but they don’t need it
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 risks relying on Pfizer and Moderna for its COVID vaccines. 3 ways to break free
Australia should have a universal basic income for artists. Here’s what that could look like
Australia spent a million dollars training me – and now I’m leaving
Australia wants a space industry. So why won’t we pay for the basic research to drive it?
Australia was a model for protecting people from COVID-19 — and then we dumped half a million people back into poverty
Australian businesses prematurely disposing of devices
Australian companies to take part in four-day working week trial
Australian Court Ridiculously Says That AI Can Be An Inventor, Get Patents
Australian deputy PM mocks Alok Sharma’s emotional reaction at Cop26
Australian electrolyzer invention enables green hydrogen under US$1.5/kg by ‘mid 2020s’
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 Law Enforcement Now Forcing Service Providers To Grant Access To Data And Content
Australian Prime Minister, After Registering For A WeChat Account Using Unnamed Chinese Citizen, Finds His Account Sold To Someone Else
Australian public fed nonsense as country heads to “irreversible” decision.
‘The Australian way’: how Morrison trashed brand Australia at COP26
Australian writing and publishing faces ‘grinding austerity’ as funding continues to decline
Australian-first LGBTQIA+ hub opens for Melbourne's queer community
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 cities policies are seriously inadequate for tackling the climate crisis
Australia’s coastal waters are rich in Indigenous cultural heritage, but it remains hidden and under threat
Australia’s environment law doesn’t protect the environment – an alarming message from the recent duty-quashing climate case
Australia’s first electric prime mover fleet unveiled, with swap and go batteries
Australia’s government gives more support to fossil fuel research than is apparent
Australia’s largest coal plant will close 7 years early – but there’s still no national plan for coal’s inevitable demise
Australia’s net-zero plan fails to tackle our biggest contribution to climate change: fossil fuel exports
Australia’s next government must start talking about a ‘just transition’ from coal. Here’s where to begin
Australia’s next government must tackle our collapsing ecosystems and extinction crisis
Australia’s Online Safety Commissioner Say Anti-Trolling Bill Won’t Protect People, Is Mostly About Enabling Defamation Lawsuits
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
The battle over Australia's brumbies intensifies in a clash of culture, colonialism and conservation
Before 9/11, Australia had no counter-terrorism laws, now we have 92 — but are we safer?
Big investors warn Australia on climate change
The ‘Biloela family’ are going home – but what will Labor do with thousands of other asylum seekers in limbo in Australia?
Building the Ventilation Revolution would clear indoor air, helping our kids and older Australians breathe easier
Can Australia’s path to net-zero really be fuelled by carbon capture and LNG?
Changing the Australian Constitution is not easy. But we need to stop thinking it’s impossible
‘Chaos’: Australian doctors call for renewed focus on Covid-19 as winter sets in
China is gunning for supremacy in the global green hydrogen race. Will it shatter Australia’s dreams?
China’s demand for seaborne coal is set to drop fast and far. Australia should take note.
Chloé: how a 19th-century French nude ended up in a Melbourne pub – and became an icon for Australian soldiers
Climate change has already hit Australia. Unless we act now, a hotter, drier and more dangerous future awaits, IPCC warns
Climate change has made old measures predicting weather events in Australia 'essentially worthless'
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
COVID-19 infections in Australia hit worldwide highs — and experts predict another Omicron variant spike is coming
COVID-19 reinfections on the rise across Australia as experts warn Omicron 'has tricks up its sleeve'
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
Did Australia just make a move to the left?
‘Environmental accounting’ could revolutionise nature conservation, but Australia has squandered its potential
Explainer: why are Covid infection rates in Australia so high compared with other countries?
Extinction crisis: native mammals are disappearing in Northern Australia, but few people are watching
Facebook Users Liable for All Comments Under Their Posts, According to Australia High Court
Fail: our report card on the government’s handling of Australia’s extinction crisis
Few restrictions, no spending limit, and almost no oversight: welcome to political advertising in Australia
Fire management in Australia has reached a crossroads and ‘business as usual’ won’t cut it
The first Australian First Nations anthology of speculative fiction is playful, bitter, loud and proud
The floods have killed at least 21 Australians. Adapting to a harsher climate is now a life-or-death matter
Friday essay: a world of pain – Australian theatre in crisis
Friday essay: ‘I said no’ – Nie’s refusal and the troubling question of Pacific slavery in Australia
From COVID control to chaos – what now for Australia? Two pathways lie before us
From October, it will be all but impossible for most Australians to vape — largely because of Canberra’s little-known ‘homework police’
The Great Australian Dream? New homes in planned estates may not be built to withstand heatwaves
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
Here’s how we track down and very carefully photograph Australia’s elusive snakes
Hidden costs, manipulation, forced continuity: report reveals how Australian consumers are being duped online
How are Australians feeling after more than two years of Covid? Exhausted, mostly
How Australia’s expanding environmental movement is breaking the climate action deadlock in politics
How Australia’s geology gave us an abundance of coal – and a wealth of greentech minerals to switch to
How Australia’s handling of Djokovic exposed its flawed immigration system to the world
How COVID has shone a light on the ugly face of Australian antisemitism
How HIV elimination is within Australia's reach
‘Hustling’: Australian companies embracing the four day work week
I'm one of thousands of Australians with chronic fatigue syndrome but I'm lucky: I've become a human experiment
Imagine it’s 2030 and Australia is a renewable energy superpower in Southeast Asia
In Australia, Russians and Ukrainians unite against Putin’s war
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
It is time for Australia to establish a national Ministry for Culture
Koala listed as endangered after Australian governments fail to halt its decline
Kurdish refugee nominated for top Australian art prize
‘Let’s rip it off her head’: new research shows Islamophobia continues at disturbing levels in Australia
Local efforts have cut plastic waste on Australia’s beaches by almost 30% in 6 years
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
Mandatory consent education is a huge win for Australia – but consent is just one small part of navigating relationships
Meet Australia’s Batshit Insane Mining Billionaires
Meet the broad-toothed rat: a chubby-cheeked and inquisitive Australian rodent that needs our help
Meet the world’s largest plant: a single seagrass clone stretching 180 km in Western Australia’s Shark Bay
Ministerial interference is an attack on academic freedom and Australia’s literary culture
More affordable housing with less homelessness is possible – if only Australia would learn from Nordic nations
More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction – and climate change is the biggest danger
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
Mount Kosciuszko: how Australia’s highest peak came to be named for a freedom fighter against Russian aggression
Multibillion-dollar strategy with no end in sight: Australia’s ‘enduring’ offshore processing deal with Nauru
NASA to launch 3 rockets from Northern Territory in boost for Australian space efforts
National summits have their place — but what will it really take to achieve equality for Australian women?
New German leader proposes a ‘climate club’ of leading economies that would punish free riders like Australia
New IPCC report shows Australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts worsening, future risks high, and wide-ranging adaptation needed
Offshore wind will come to Australian waters – as long as we pave the way for this new industry
One of Australia’s tiniest mammals is heading for extinction – but you can help
Origin Energy to shut Australia's largest coal-fired power plant, Eraring Power Station, by 2025
Overcoming bias in the next generation: 5 unmissable Australian queer picture books
Pandemic pain remains as Australia’s economic recovery leaves the poor behind
Pandemic policing in ‘multicultural’ Australia
Pest plants and animals cost Australia around $25 billion a year – and it will get worse
The policing of Australian satire: why defamation is still no joke, despite recent law changes
Politicians in high-vis say they love manufacturing. But if we want more Australian-made jobs, here’s what we need
Politics, flashmobs, Yolngu dancers: the Australian story of Mikis Theodorakis’ legendary song Zorba
Poverty isn’t a temporary experience in Australia. We need urgent policy tackling persistent disadvantage
Racism at work: a call to anti-racist action for Australian organisations
Racism is still an everyday experience for non-white Australians. Where is the plan to stop this?
Red dirt, yellow sun, green steel: how Australia could benefit from a global shift to emissions-free steel
Reducing COVID transmission by 20% could save 2,000 Australian lives this year
Regenerating Australia | Official Trailer
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 rush to renewable energy means a new mining boom. But first, Australia needs to make some tough choices
Scott Morrison says Australia's emissions record is better than the US, NZ, Canada, Japan and many European countries. Is that correct?
SEA charges up Australian electric truck transition
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
She flew from Australia to England for a first date
Should Australia make electric vehicles?
Sold out: why Australia doesn’t have enough electric vehicles to go around
Something remarkable has happened to Australia’s book pages: gender equality has become the norm
Sorry, Australia
Still under the bed? Red-baiting’s long history in Australian politics – and why it’s unlikely to succeed now
Stunning solar milestone as Australia passes 25GW mark
Teaching a ‘hatred’ of Australia? No, minister, here’s why a democracy has critical curriculum content
Thanks to heavy rain, Australia’s environment scores a 7 out of 10 – but the future remains bleak
There's a new call in Australia to ban petrol car sales. How do we compare to the rest of the world?
There’s never been a better time for Australia to embrace the 4-day week
‘They were tiny’: the Indonesians still fighting their conviction as adults in Australia
This Australian grasshopper gave up sex 250,000 years ago and it’s doing fine
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 is where we live: has Australia been a good neighbour in the Pacific?
This mosquito species from Papua New Guinea was lost for 90 years – until a photographer snapped a picture of it in Australia
This WA town just topped 50℃ – a dangerous temperature many Australians will have to get used to
Threatened Australians
Time for a reckoning: Cricket Australia, fossil fuel sponsorship and climate change
‘Time is their secret weapon’: the hidden grey army quietly advancing species discovery in Australia
Time’s up: why Australia has to quit stalling and wean itself off fossil fuels
Tiny and alternate houses can help ease Australia’s rental affordability crisis
To protect vulnerable Australians from COVID this winter, we need to pick up the pace on third doses
To really address climate change, Australia could make 27 times as much electricity and make it renewable
Today’s disappointing federal court decision undoes 20 years of climate litigation progress in Australia
The trailblazing Australian women who showed magic was not just for men
Truckies Going Electric in Australia
Two years into the pandemic, why is Australia still short of medicines?
UK’s top climate adviser launches scathing attack on Australia on eve of Cop26
The US FDA has moved to ban menthol cigarettes. Australia should do that and more
Vital Signs. Laugh at the US if you will, but Australia narrowly escaped a debt ceiling
We are professional fire watchers, and we’re astounded by the scale of fires in remote Australia right now
We asked hundreds of Aussies whether they’d eat insects, and most said yes – so what’s holding people back?
We calculated the impact of ‘long COVID’ as Australia opens up. Even without Omicron, we’re worried
‘We get the raw deal out of almost everything’: a quarter of young Australians are pessimistic about having kids
Welcome to Australia, a thrilling experiment in carbon capture
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?
What the next Australian government must do to save the Great Barrier Reef
Who’s behind Australia’s anti-lockdown protests? The German conspiracy group driving marches
Why Are People Still Blaming Facebook For Australia’s Terrible News Linking Tax Law?
Why Australia’s daily Covid cases are on the rise again
Why the Australia-India relationship has nowhere to go but up, despite differences on Russia and trade
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
The world doesn’t care about swings in marginal seats. Climate action must spearhead a new Australian foreign policy
World-first research confirms Australia’s forests became catastrophic fire risk after British invasion
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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