Marine science mecca faces brain drain as young people leave for capital cities

The departure of some of north Queensland’s best and brightest students is worrying the region’s leaders and prompting them to devise a retention solution.

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Students are fighting climate change, one 15-second video at a time

Controversial social media app TikTok has been seen as a place for earnest content like dance crazes and slapstick comedy. But its young Australian users are increasingly using it to politically organise.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:30PM https://ift.tt/30rtE4r

The 2019 Ashes series will go down as one of the most entertaining series in living history

The 2019 Ashes series will not develop the cachet of 2005 in terms of consistently outstanding skill, but it will be revisited for its passages of play, writes Geoff Lemon.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:21PM https://ift.tt/2IbEplh

The 2019 Ashes series will go down as one of the most entertaining series in living history

The 2019 Ashes series will not develop the cachet of 2005 in terms of consistently outstanding skill, but it will be revisited for its passages of play, writes Geoff Lemon.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:21PM https://ift.tt/2IbEplh

What you missed in Game of Thrones (from the woman who built Westeros)

Australian production designer Deborah Riley spent four seasons building Westeros. She reveals some of the hidden details embedded in the the series’ famous moments.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:02PM https://ift.tt/2LYWnIH

What you missed in Game of Thrones (from the woman who built Westeros)

Australian production designer Deborah Riley spent four seasons building Westeros. She reveals some of the hidden details embedded in the the series’ famous moments.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:02PM https://ift.tt/2LYWnIH

‘You’ve literally got no option’: Widow calls for suicide prevention services in regional cities

Beth McEwan’s world was shattered when her husband Grant took his own life last year. She says he fell through the cracks of the mental health system in their regional city and is calling for services to bridge the gap between hospital and home.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:02PM https://ift.tt/2LWwLw2

Quarter of world’s commercial fishing lines lost or abandoned, study finds

Over a quarter of the fishing lines used by 40 million people working in fisheries globally are lost or discarded, posing a threat to seabirds and other wildlife, a new study finds.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:02PM https://ift.tt/31xDH9F

Watchdog urges ‘urgent’ repeal of laws which strip terrorists of citizenship

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor says laws which strip terrorists of Australian citizenship are unnecessary and not proportionate to the counter-terrorism threat and calls for them to be “retrospectively repealed”.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:01PM https://ift.tt/31xDEdZ

The Vatican institution investigating George Pell began life as the Roman Inquisition

The Vatican institution conducting its own investigation into George Pell was founded in 1542 under a different name: the Sacred Roman and Universal Inquisition.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:01PM https://ift.tt/31xDCmn