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Feral cat cull: why the 2 million target is on scientifically shaky ground

The Australian government’s target of killing 2 million feral cats by 2020 attracted significant public interest and media attention when it was unveiled in 2015.


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When water is scarce, we can’t afford to neglect the alternatives to desalination

The second of two articles looking at the increasing reliance of Australian cities on desalination plants to supply drinking water, with less emphasis on the alternatives of water recycling and demand management.


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Cities turn to desalination for water security, but at what cost?

This is the first of two articles looking at the increasing reliance of Australian cities on desalination to supply drinking water. So what is the best way forward to achieve urban water security?


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The Conversation: What is Islamic dispute resolution and why is it controversial in Australia?

Islamic dispute resolution involves resolving disputes without going to court and is similar to alternative dispute resolution, or ADR.


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How a bushfire can destroy a home

Ten years after the devastation of Black Saturday, building design has largely been unrecognised as an area worthy of research.



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Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Result puts autism front and centre

Review: Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Result puts autism front and centre.


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Head start for home owners makes a big difference for housing stress

The focus has mostly been on entry-level affordability for home buyers. But how does affordability change over the years after people have bought their home?



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