PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

Updated May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: An expert panel has not found evidence of a link between exposure to PFAS chemicals and disease. (Four Corners) There is limited or no evidence to link exposure to PFAS chemicals with human disease, but health effects cannot be ruled out, an independent panel …

Sue Hickey coup: Liberal angst over Speaker plot ‘justified’, political expert says

Sue Hickey coup: Liberal angst over Speaker plot ‘justified’, political expert says

Posted May 02, 2018 08:56:12 Photo: Sue Hickey’s “commanding personality” will see her well suited to the Speaker’s role, an expert says. (ABC News: James Dunlevie) Former Hobart lord mayor and disaffected Liberal Sue Hickey’s “act of betrayal” in snatching the role of Speaker from her anointed colleague in a …

Polo pony deaths: Animal welfare expert to quit over delays in Tasmanian investigations

Polo pony deaths: Animal welfare expert to quit over delays in Tasmanian investigations

Updated April 30, 2018 08:39:33 Photo: The Barnbougle Polo event in January, after which the ponies died on the journey home. (Supplied: Barnbougle Polo) A long-term adviser to the Tasmanian Government on animal welfare will quit his position over what he says is a “completely disappointing” lack of progress and …

Plastic is not the problem, it’s what you choose to do with plastic that’s the problem: expert

Plastic is not the problem, it’s what you choose to do with plastic that’s the problem: expert

Posted April 30, 2018 13:55:50 Photo: Professor Anthony Ryan says it’s not plastic that is the problem, but how people choose to deal with it. (Unsplash: Peter Bond) Getting rid of plastics entirely is highly unlikely, but also unnecessary. What we need to do is learn to stop using bad …

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Posted April 16, 2018 18:10:08 Photo: A helicopter water bombs a bushfire threatening homes in Sydney’s south-west over the weekend. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) Related Story: Firefighters worried afternoon winds will fan Sydney bushfire The fire danger conditions experienced in Sydney over the weekend were at their worst since the early …

Powerhouse Museum move to Parramatta floodplain is ‘crazy’ and ‘risks loss of life’, flood expert warns

Powerhouse Museum move to Parramatta floodplain is ‘crazy’ and ‘risks loss of life’, flood expert warns

Posted April 12, 2018 18:42:08 Video: Powerhouse relocation proposal is ‘crazy’ (ABC News) Related Story: Powerhouse Museum’s future still unclear as Parramatta move confirmed Related Story: Former premier could be pressed in probe over Powerhouse move A water engineer has issued a warning over the plan to relocate the Powerhouse …

Community-funded power ‘doable’, leading energy expert says

Community-funded power ‘doable’, leading energy expert says

Posted April 06, 2018 06:09:53 Photo: Community power is on the rise in Australia. (ABC: File Photo) One of the country’s chief independent energy experts has called on state and federal governments to come up with strategies and policies to deal with the emergence of community-funded power projects. Energy program …

Australia blind to Russian power in Asia Pacific, expert warns | Australia news

Australia’s recent excoriation of Russia shows it still views the relationship as expendable and “severely underestimates” the Kremlin’s increasing projection of power into the Asia-Pacific region, a close observer of Russian foreign policy has warned. Curtin University’s Alexey Muraviev said Australia’s “China-centric” view of the region was obscuring Russia’s growing …

NT Government picks Alice Springs CBD site for Indigenous museum, despite expert advice

NT Government picks Alice Springs CBD site for Indigenous museum, despite expert advice

Posted March 23, 2018 18:21:52 Photo: The location has been announced for a proposed $150m indigenous art museum, but the funding sources have not. (Supplied: Jack Bullen) The NT Government has ignored the advice of an expert report it commissioned and announced that a proposed $150 million Indigenous art museum …