Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +1000Is it possible to regulate donations and spending to avoid the corruption of the political process?(Getty images)
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +1000The 2016 census was a shemozzle. In the lead up, there were privacy concerns and then on the night, the crashing or hacking of the online website.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +1000At the ballot box and in the street, extreme-right views are challenging mainstream liberal democratic orthodoxies.Supporters of Reclaim Australia shout anti-Islamic slogans during a protest in Melbourne on November 22, 2015. (Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 12:05:00 +1000After almost 70 years of support for the idea of free trade and free trade agreements - Americans and American politicians seem to be losing faith in free trade.A road sign warns about 'American Job Losses' on highway 44 in Crawford County, Missouri (Photo by Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images)
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:05:00 +1000The new Filipino president intends to allow Ferdinand Marcos—whose rule was marked by extraordinary corruption and violence—a burial in the nation’s cemetery of heroes.Imelda Marcos kisses the glass coffin of her late husband, former president Ferdinand Marcos, in Batac, before the start of her election campaign for Congress in the May, 2010 elections. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:05:00 +1000Many of us are now familiar with the queues at airport screening stations, the response to the hijackings and bombings that remain a challenge to aviation security.Journalists film the wreckage of exploded passenger planes at Dawson's Field, Zarqa, Jordan, in September, 1970. The planes had been hijacked and were destroyed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). (Peter Davis/Getty Images)
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:05:00 +1000For over 50 years all elite female athletes have had to prove that they are really women. This is a story about sport, gender and the Cold War.
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 12:05:00 +1000The story of drugs in sportRussia's Sergey Shubenkov competes in the men's 110m hurdles final at a track and field meet called 'Stars of 2016' in Moscow on July 28, 2016. Russia's athletics federation holds a competition event for the athletes who have been banned from the Rio Olympics over evidence of state-sponsored doping and mass corruption in the sport. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:05:16 +1000Could the Commonwealth become the basis for a trade bloc similar to the European Union?Flags of the members of the Commonwealth in Parliament Square, London. (Simon Berry; Wikimedia Commons)
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:05:00 +1000Electoral reform in Australia - should seats in parliament reflect the proportion of the vote a party or individual wins?Minister John Key greets Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia at The Beehive on September 23, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +1000This year, the Great Barrier Reef has been hit by the most severe coral bleaching event on record, with climate change causing an increase in ocean temperatures. This has compounded existing strains on the reef with poor water quality, increasing industrial development, unsustainable fishing practices and other pressures causing a decline in corals and other marine animals.(Supplied: Coral Watch, University of Queensland)
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:05:00 +1000The Republican Party, or "Grand Old Party" as it is affectionately known, is one of the world's oldest political parties. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it espoused the ideals of "free labour, free land, free men". It believed in government support for business which included: high tariffs to promote economic growth, high wages and high profits, generous pensions for Union veterans, and the annexation of Hawaii. So how did the Republican Party become the party of Donald Trump?Several dozen supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gathered in front of Trump Tower to voice their support for the billionaire developer in a rally organized by conservative activist Hedy Aldina (Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:05:00 +1000In the first half of the 20th Century, polio epidemics paralysed or killed thousands of people, with the disease mainly affecting children. However, the invention of polio vaccines in the 1950s and 1960s began a slow and steady march towards the eradication of this disease.A baby receives a dose of the oral polio vaccine in Afghanistan, one of two countries in the world where the wild polio virus remains endemic. (CIDA/ACDI : Sharif Azami/ CC BY 2.0)
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:05:00 +1000What has happened to arts funding in Australia?Barry Humphries as "Australia's cultural attache" Sir Les Patterson (Brian Rasic Getty images)
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:05:00 +1000Norfolk Island is a dot on the map closer to New Zealand than Australia but like Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands, it is one of Australia’s so-called external territories.Kingston, the capital of Norfolk Island (thinboyfatter; Wikimedia Commons)
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:05:00 +1000The boxer who went from being reviled to beloved to mythologised.I am the greatest! (The Ring Magazine, Getty Images)
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:05:00 +1000If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic Party nomination, she will be the first woman to run for president as the candidate for a major political party in US history.Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, at the Lincoln Square pancake house as she campaigns for votes on 1 May, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Sun, 29 May 2016 12:05:00 +1000Violent self-destruction as a form of dissent has increased over the past half-century. What's the background and what conditions produce it?Ultimate protest - Thich Quang Duc, 11 June 1963 (Keystone)
Sun, 22 May 2016 12:05:00 +1000Although designs for military submarines go back to the eighteenth century, it wasn’t until the turn of the twentieth that the modern submarine began to take shape.The German submarine U33, HMCS Fredericton of Canada and a helicopter of the Netherlands participate in NATO's Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine exercise in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway, on May 4, 2015. (Marit Hommedal/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun, 15 May 2016 12:05:00 +1000A hundred years ago Britain and France signed a secret deal carving up the Middle East.French going into Lebanon. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Sun, 08 May 2016 12:05:00 +1000Why has Brazil's parliament voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff and what is the background to this political crisis?Pro-impeachment supporters watch a live television broadcast as lower house deputies cast their votes on April 17 in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:05:00 +1000In June 2015 Donald Trump, real estate tycoon and TV personality, announced he was running in the Republican Presidential race. At first many people dismissed him as having no chance but within weeks of nominating, his polling numbers rocketed.Donald Trump has his own vision for America (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:05:00 +1000Rear Vision looks at the current political crisis in Iceland and the background to Iceland’s intolerance of financial misbehaviour.A picture satirising Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is seen near the Icelandic parliament building in Reykjavik as the Prime Minister faced a vote of no confidence. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:05:00 +1000With stable democratic government, a well developed health system and a highly educated population, Costa Rica is the happiest nation on earth.(Beach and cove in Manzanillo Costa Rica. (Photo by: Universal Images Group via Getty Images))
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:05:00 +1000Australia's recent resources boom was the biggest since the gold rush and transformed the country.Rio Tinto Group is a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation. With a complex structure of partly and wholly owned subsidiaries, Rio Tinto is among the world leaders in the production of raw materials, including aluminium, iron ore, coal and copper. (Aaron Bunch/Getty Images)
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 12:05:00 +1000Political parties - where did they come from and why do they seem so unpopular with voters today?
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:05:00 +1100Antibiotics were for decades considered miracle drugs but genetic mutation has led to the rise of so-called ‘superbugs’.Human neutrophil ingesting MRSA (NIAID; Wikimedia Commons)
Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:05:00 +1100The complex story of the relationship between the United States of America and its southern neighbour, Mexico.Foreman Gregorio Rojas leads a team of Mexican labourers working for the Smith Farm's broccoli harvest in central Aroostook County. Smith Farm's employees over 150 migrant workers during the harvest season to bring in their broccoli and potato crops. (John Ewing/Portland Press Herald; Getty Images)
Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:05:00 +1100The European Union is the world's biggest economy. Why would Britain consider leaving it?A pro-Brexit campaigner at a public meeting in central London on February 19, 2016. (NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:05:00 +1100Rear Vision looks at Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases and human efforts to combat the tiny killers.Aedes aegypti taking a blood meal (US Department of Agriculture; Wikimedia Commons)
Sun, 28 Feb 2016 12:05:00 +1100Bernie Sanders the 74 year Democratic contender who has surprised everyone.
Sun, 21 Feb 2016 12:05:00 +1100The story and ethical dilemmas of clinical trials.January 16, 2016, in Rennes, western France, the Biotrial laboratory where a clinical trial of an oral medication left one person brain-dead and five hospitalised. (LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:05:00 +1100There's been a lot of talk about tax reform in Australia recently but what exactly is the problem?Australian banknotes in wallet (Martin Kingsley from Melbourne, Australia; Wikimedia Commons)
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:05:00 +1100Saudi Arabia is the largest Sunni nation on the Arabian Peninsula, Iran the largest Shiite nation in the Middle East and both claim or aspire to leadership in the region. Iran is predominately Persian, while Saudi Arabia is Arab. They sit on different sides of the Sunni-Shia divide.
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:05:00 +1100Angela Merkel's open-door policy on Syrian refugees has seriously dented her reputation at home and abroad.Demonstrators march during a rally organized by German political party 'Alternative fuer Deutschland' (Alternative for Germany) to protest against the German government's refugee policy on November 07, 2015 in Berlin. (Mehmet Kaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:05:00 +1100Was Austria as complicit in the crimes of the Nazis as Germany and just how well has the Austrian state dealt with its Nazi past?Austrian women wave swastikas at Salzburg to celebrate the union of Austria and Germany (Anschluss) following the German occupation. (Keystone/Getty Images)
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 12:05:00 +1100How nations deal with war guilt.Willy Brandt kneels in front of the Memorial of the Warsaw Ghetto's Nazi victims 07 December 1970 in Warsaw AFP/Getty Images)
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:05:00 +1100On Rear Vision this week we look back at real housing bubbles that actually burst: the Melbourne land boom in the 1880s, and in the past decade, Ireland and the United States.Moreland Road, The Land of Promise, West Brunswick, close to Essendon, 1888 (Dyer collection of auctioneers' plans, Melbourne and suburbs State Library of Victoria)
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:05:00 +1100Most people in the big cities of the developed world don’t think twice about their water supply—unless perhaps, water restrictions are applied during a drought. Rear Vision tracks the remarkable advances in water engineering that make that assumption possible.Tap water (Rachael Docherty; Flickr)
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:05:00 +1100Gay marriage is now legal in nineteen countries and Australia may follow suit.Akane Sugimori (R) and her partner Ayaka Ichinose, both dressed in white, display their wedding rings at a press conference after their marriage ceremony in Tokyo on April 19, 2015. The lesbian couple, both actresses, held a symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo, as calls grow for Japan to legalise same-sex marriage. While their marriage will not be recognised under law, Ichinose, 34, and Sugimori, 28, tied the knot in front of some 80 relatives and friends. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:05:00 +1100For 100 years the idea of setting aside and protecting areas of land has spread across the globe.Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Getty image David Wall
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 12:05:00 +1100What motivates political activism and what is the role of street protest in social and political change?Social groups and opponents of the government of Rafael Correa march in the streets of Quito on November 11, 2015. (Rolando Enriquez/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 12:05:00 +1100Is the Northern Ireland peace process in trouble?Belfast, Northern Ireland - October 13 2015 (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:05:00 +1100Rear Vision traces the history of the destruction of a country and looks at the many players whose irreconcilable interests make a negotiated political settlement an unlikely prospect.A Syrian boy touches an unexploded missile after air attacks by government forces on an opposition controlled residential area in Douma town, Damascus (Muhammed Khair/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:05:00 +1100There are somewhere between 16 to 18 million Muslims living in the European Union. So how is it that so many Muslims ended up in Europe?PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 15: Mourners pay their respects near the 'Bataclan' on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. A special service for the families of the victims and survivors was held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images) (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:05:00 +1100In August, the United States and Cuba re-opened their embassies, restoring diplomatic relations and bringing to an end more than fifty years of hostility. U.S. President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro of Cuba shake hands during a bilateral meeting at the United Nations Headquarters on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12:05:00 +1100The deal over Iran’s nuclear program—just ratified in the Iranian parliament—has defused that issue but has it thrown a different kind of bomb into a region already in turmoil?John Kerry speaks with Iran's Hossein Fereydoun and Javad Zarif before a press conference in Vienna in July 2015.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 12:05:00 +1100Why has Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party lost its majority in the Turkish parliament?
Sun, 25 Oct 2015 12:05:00 +1100Was Austria as complicit in the crimes of the Nazis as Germany and just how well has the Austrian state dealt with its Nazi past?Austrian women wave swastikas at Salzburg to celebrate the union of Austria and Germany (Anschluss) following the German occupation. (Keystone/Getty Images)
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:30:00 +1100The evolution of the modern zoo and the human desire to look at live animals.Chimpanzee in Singapore Zoo (Chi King; flickr)