David Goodall singing and laughing the day before his death – video | Society

Australia’s oldest scientist, David Goodall, has ended his life. The 104-year-old travelled to Switzerland, where he was legally able to end his life through assisted dying. Speaking at a press conference the day before he said: ‘At my age, and even rather less than my age, one wants to be …

David Goodall, Australia’s oldest scientist, ends his own life at 104 | Society

Australia’s oldest scientist, David Goodall, has ended his own life, surrounded by family at a clinic in Switzerland. The British-born 104-year-old was forced to travel on a one-way ticket from his home in Western Australia to Switzerland where liberal assisted suicide laws allowed him to end his life legally, in …

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Wilderness Society threatens legal action

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Wilderness Society threatens legal action

Posted May 08, 2018 17:07:48 Photo: An SA environmentalist group has shared concerns with the Murray Darling Basin decision. (ABC Rural: Tom Nancarrow) A South Australian environmentalist group has described the decision to leave the Murray-Darling Basin Plan intact as a “disaster for the River Murray” and has threatened legal …

How a flat tyre uncovered evidence of a 3,000-year-old Neolithic society in Vietnam

How a flat tyre uncovered evidence of a 3,000-year-old Neolithic society in Vietnam

Posted April 24, 2018 07:11:22 Photo: The Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project discovered ancient artefacts estimated to be 3,000 years old. (Supplied: Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project) Archaeologists have discovered tools, ceramics and other objects that indicate evidence of a mysterious society who lived on Vietnam’s islands thousands of years ago. The …

Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis | Society

The Greens have proposed full legalisation of cannabis – including for recreational use – with a new government agency to act as the single wholesaler of plain-packaged cannabis. People would also be allowed to grow up to six marijuana plants at home for their personal use under the new policy, …

Fly-fishing company’s ‘luxury’ camp plan for Tasmania’s Central Highlands raises ire of anglers, Wilderness Society

Fly-fishing company’s ‘luxury’ camp plan for Tasmania’s Central Highlands raises ire of anglers, Wilderness Society

Updated April 11, 2018 19:53:17 Photo: Hall’s Island, in Lake Malbena, where the proposed camp would be located. (Supplied: Lyndsey Evans) Related Story: Hut plan for Tasmania’s World Heritage Area criticised Related Story: Tasmanian wilderness tourism plan ‘a success’: Government A plan for a fly-in, fly-out “luxury standing camp” run …

Luxury heli-fishing plan for remote Halls Island in Tasmania raises ire of anglers, Wilderness Society

Luxury heli-fishing plan for remote Halls Island in Tasmania raises ire of anglers, Wilderness Society

Updated April 11, 2018 07:17:12 Photo: A plan to fly in visitors to an eco-tourism and fishing camp at Lake Malbena is being considered. (Supplied: Wild Drake/RiverFly1864) Related Story: Hut plan for Tasmania’s World Heritage Area criticised Related Story: Tasmanian wilderness tourism plan ‘a success’: Government A plan for helicopter …

Ruslan Kogan asked to apologise after tweeting transphobic joke | Society

Australian online retail entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan has been asked to apologise after tweeting a transphobic joke on the international day of transgender visibility. The millionaire founder of Kogan.com online retail store tweeted the joke comparing the number of Google searches about the Australian cricket team’s ball tampering scandal to those …

Existing between the lines: getting to know my daughter’s dyslexia | Angie Fox | Society

The wipers groan across the windscreen. We are stuck in heavy rain at the train tracks. One train goes by and then another. It’s Saturday morning in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and we are all late for basketball, or soccer, or footy, or ballet. Frustration pierces the sanctity of our car. …

Transvaginal mesh use should be suspended, health groups say | Society

Health consumer groups have called for the use of transvaginal mesh to be suspended while a comprehensive audit of complications is conducted. The call, made by an alliance of six state and territory consumer health groups, comes as the law firm Slater and Gordon announced it was investigating a second …