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Uber and Queensland Launch scUber, the World’s First Rideshare Submarine, on the Great Barrier Reef

Uber and Queensland Launch scUber, the World’s First Rideshare Submarine, on the Great Barrier Reef

PRESS RELEASE On World Oceans Day (Saturday 8 June), scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef, geared up for its second wave of riders in Tropical North Queensland. From Sunday 9 June, scUber will be available to book exclusively via the Uber app in Cairns, Port Douglas or Palm Cove. scUber rides commenced on...

First Western Australian Road Built with Plastic Bags and Toner Cartridges

First Western Australian Road Built with Plastic Bags and Toner Cartridges

PRESS RELEASE The City of Cockburn will be the first Local Government in Western Australia to pave its roads with waste. Cecilia and Skerne Lanes in Frasers Property Australia’s masterplanned waterfront community, Port Coogee, will be sealed with 750sqm of Reconophalt made from 40,000 plastic bags, 900 toner cartridges, 210 kilograms of crumb rubber from...

Abortion, Transphobia and Racism in America

Abortion, Transphobia and Racism in America

Reactionary, regressive politics continue to dominate conservatism in the U.S. The State of Alabama signed into law a draconian ban on all abortion with no exemptions for rape or incest; Georgia outlawed abortion after a fetal heartbeat could be detected, roughly six weeks after conception, before most people know they’re pregnant; Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky...

Labor’s Election Loss Was Not a Surprise If You Take Historical Trends Into Account

Labor’s Election Loss Was Not a Surprise If You Take Historical Trends Into Account

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Sarah Cameron, Research Fellow, University of Sydney and Ian McAllister, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Australian National University. Polls had predicted a narrow win for Labor in this election, so what explains the Coalition victory? Data from the Australian Election Study (AES), based on public...

Climate Joy Week #7: Torres Strait Islanders Take Australia to Court, Funding for the Everglades and More Positive Climate News

Climate Joy Week #7: Torres Strait Islanders Take Australia to Court, Funding for the Everglades and More Positive Climate News

This edition of Climate Joy comes on the back of Australia’s federal election and what is being described as the country’s very own ‘Brexit’ and ‘Trump’ moment, voting in a party with the weakest climate policies. However let’s not forget that there is widespread coverage on climate issues and for this reason, is enough to...

How Should I Vote if I Care About Preventing the Extinction of Nature?

How Should I Vote if I Care About Preventing the Extinction of Nature?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Some voters heading to the polls this weekend may be casting their ballot with biodiversity in mind, after a major UN report released last week highlighted the global extinction crisis facing more than a million species. Australia is an extinction hotspot: we are second only...

5 Inspiring Australian Female Politicians You Should Know

5 Inspiring Australian Female Politicians You Should Know

In 1921, the first woman was elected to Australian parliament. Her name was Edith Cowan and she was an advocate of women and children’s rights. Elected to serve as a member of parliament for Western Australia, she helped to pave the way for women in Australian politics. However, almost 100 years later, the macho character...