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Australia and the US are firm friends on defence – now let’s turn that into world-beating climate action

Mick Tsikas/AAPClimate action is firmly on the political agenda in both Australia and the United States, following a recent change in government in both nations. As this year’s Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) get underway in Washington, the Albanese and Biden administrations appear keen for deeper bilateral cooperation on

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Sea urchins have invaded Tasmania and Victoria, but we can’t work out what to do with them

Urchin barrens David Harasti, Author providedWhile crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef have long been ecological villains in the popular imagination, sea urchins have mostly crawled under the national radar – until now. Long-spined sea urchins (Centrostephanus rodgersii) have invaded Tasmania and Victoria from their historical range in New

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‘How are they losing their children like this?’ Fiona McFarlane’s novel interrogates the stain of white presence on Aboriginal land

Flinders Ranges, South Australia Megan Clark/Unsplash, CC BY“How are they losing their children like this, all over the country? They aren’t used to the desert.” These are the thoughts of a Pashtun cameleer in Fiona McFarlane’s second novel, The Sun Walks Down, set in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges in 1883.

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