The megafires and pandemic expose the lies that frustrate action on climate change | Tim Flannery

If there was a moment of true emergency in the fight to preserve our climate, it is nowThis is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to … Read More

Burning bush, melting Arctic, a deadly virus: nobody said the end times would be boring | John Birmingham

For one brief shining moment it seemed humanity’s inability to imagine much beyond our lived experience was irrelevant. Covid was coming for us allThis is part of a series of … Read More

Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 73 new cases and 41 deaths as NSW records 10 new cases

Figure of 41 deaths in Victoria includes 33 people who died in aged care but not reported until yesterday; legislation to extend but reduce jobkeeper and jobseeker payments will be … Read More

Racism burns Australia like pox and plague. We're not all in this together | Kim Scott

Aboriginal heritage and the natural environment need to be at the centre of national reconstructionThis is part of a series of essays by Australian writers responding to the challenges of … Read More

Australia's 'black summer' bushfires showed the impact of human-wrought change | Tim Flannery

Non-native predators and pests, forestry and farming mean our recovery is faltering. Here’s what we need to doRead more stories from our After the Bushfires seriesAustralia’s “black summer” megafires were … Read More