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Drought, fire and now heavy rain – what this climate is doing to Australia’s waterways and fish
OPINION  21 Jan 2020

Drought, fire and now heavy rain – what this climate is doing to Australia’s waterways and fish

With heavy rain falling across many areas impacted by the bushfires, two fish experts warn the ash, charcoal and silt this rain will wash into the rivers can quickly deteriorate the water quality and have adverse impacts on aquatic life.

Animal and Veterinary science ILWS Science

Everything can change on a new year's day
OPINION  20 Jan 2020

Everything can change on a new year's day

Professor David Watson shares how Australia’s latest series of summer bushfires have propelled the country into uncharted territory and proven to many that the world’s climate really is changing.

Animal and Veterinary science ILWS

Accidental heroes: How wombats really save other animals during bushfires
OPINION  15 Jan 2020

Accidental heroes: How wombats really save other animals during bushfires

Dr Dale Nimmo sets the record straight on the tales that suggest during bushfires, wombats heroically usher other animals into their fire-proof burrows, and says although these tales are untrue, wombat burrows do protect other species in bushfires.

Animal and Veterinary science ILWS

Should I stay or should I go? How Australia’s animals survive bushfires
OPINION  8 Jan 2020

Should I stay or should I go? How Australia’s animals survive bushfires

A Charles Sturt University animal ecology expert outlines the techniques and strategies employed by Australia’s ingenious fauna when a bushfire threatens their survival.

Charles Sturt University Emergency Management ILWS Science

More needs to be done to end domestic violence, especially in regional and rural Australia
OPINION  29 Nov 2019

video-icon More needs to be done to end domestic violence, especially in regional and rural Australia

Professor Deborah Warr’s research has focused on a wide range of health and social issues, including domestic and family violence, and she firmly believes more needs to be done to end domestic violence, especially in rural and regional Australia.

Health Society and Community Three Rivers

The big chilling effect
OPINION  28 Nov 2019

The big chilling effect

The democratising role of Australian media is increasingly threatened by the national security state not always acting in the public interest.

Arts and Culture Communication and Creative Industries Society and Community

International Day for Rural Women: A moment of praise for our nation’s rural women
OPINION  14 Oct 2019

International Day for Rural Women: A moment of praise for our nation’s rural women

Charles Sturt’s Strategic Adviser for Regional Development the Hon. Fiona Nash shines a light on the valuable contribution of rural women, and says it is thanks to these women and their enormous contributions that our nation is so successful.

Society and Community

Charles Sturt expert comments on fears of shortage of radioisotope vital for cancer diagnoses
OPINION  17 Sep 2019

Charles Sturt expert comments on fears of shortage of radioisotope vital for cancer diagnoses

Associate Professor in Nuclear Medicine at Charles Sturt University Dr Geoff Currie is a member of the working party that provides counsel on the distribution of the radionuclide molybdenum-99/technetium-99m in Australia when supply levels are down.

Health Medicine

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could guide Australia
OPINION  13 Sep 2019

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could guide Australia

A Charles Sturt University expert argues that the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could provide significant guidance to governments and indigenous nations as they negotiate treaties.

ILWS Indigenous Society and Community

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