What is the future of pill testing in Australia? – Australian politics live podcast

Australia’s first pill-testing trial in the ACT was hailed a success. Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy talks to leader of the ACT Greens, Shane Rattenbury, on how the trial worked, the resistance among many groups and the future of testing Continue reading… Source link

NAIF fund faces uncertain future despite Government plan to fast-track projects

NAIF fund faces uncertain future despite Government plan to fast-track projects

Posted May 16, 2018 19:20:34 Photo: Humpty Doo Barramundi is the largest producer of farmed barramundi in Australia (ABC News: Michael Donnelly) A barramundi farm outside Darwin has become just the second project to be offered a loan from the Federal Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan fund. Key points: …

Artificial intelligence: it may be our future but can it write a play? | Stage

The first half of Lifestyle of the Richard and Family is all too familiar theatrical content: the unhappy couple; the disaffected teenager; the dinner party; the secrets; the affair. The characters and beats come from a kind of theatre that steadfastly refuses to go out of style, no matter how …

Future Matildas initiative to help Australia’s push for Women’s World Cup glory

Future Matildas initiative to help Australia’s push for Women’s World Cup glory

Updated May 14, 2018 18:12:38 Photo: Chloe Logarzo is confident the Future Matildas program will bear fruit on the international stage. (AAP: Joe Castro, File) Matildas midfielder Chloe Logarzo is living her dream. At 23 years of age, she is in the prime of her footballing career and is part …

University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

Posted May 13, 2018 13:07:58 Photo: Professor McCormack says one of his first jobs will be to rebuild the law library after the floods. (Supplied: University of Tasmania) In 2002, Tasmanian-born Professor Tim McCormack took a phone call that changed the trajectory of his life. At the other end of …

Haka’s future at Anzac Day events in doubt after ‘insulting’ performance

Haka’s future at Anzac Day events in doubt after ‘insulting’ performance

Posted May 11, 2018 05:25:57 Related Story: Haka combines with corroboree for first time in a moving symbol of Anzac unity Related Story: Maori war dance and Aboriginal corroboree performers come together for Anzac Day The possible performance of the haka in future Anzac Day ceremonies has sparked controversy with …

Budget 2018: Big Banana preparing for new future after Treasurer announces funding for bypass

Budget 2018: Big Banana preparing for new future after Treasurer announces funding for bypass

Posted May 08, 2018 15:08:20 Photo: Big Banana manager Michael Lockman is upbeat about the future, despite losing highway traffic. (ABC News: Meghna Bali) One of Australia’s best-known highway stops is reconsidering its future following the announcement of a highway bypass. The Federal Government has allocated $970 million in the …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Updated May 07, 2018 18:58:47 The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact, easing concerns it was about to crumble without political support. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment in the southern basin, saying …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Posted May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: Nationals MP David Littleproud has praised the NSW government’s action. (ABC News: Jed Cooper) The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment …

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free? – ABC Rural

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free? – ABC Rural

It sounds like a contradiction — but the meat you eat in the future might come from a plant, or a laboratory, eliminating the need to slaughter animals. “Clean meat”, including meat grown from stem cells in laboratories — is growing in popularity and possibility. The emerging industry is being …