Ian Townsend

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2 Feb 2015

As of 1 January 2015 residents of Indigenous towns in Queensland have the option to buy their homes and convert communal land to freehold. Many want ‘the great Australian dream’, but it will extinguish native title and may expose communities to the open real estate...


4 May 2014

A discredited story about fox cubs being released in Tasmania triggered a decade-long hunt for the predators. It was described as the greatest wildlife extinction threat since the last ice age but despite millions of public funds spent on an eradication program, an independent review...


25 Jul 2011

Every year more than 200 people in Queensland get very sick with a nasty, little understood, hard-to-treat type of bacteria. Other states report none. Why? Our water supply is now so complex, things are overlooked.


17 May 2010

Generational change and the power of social media has dramatically altered notions of privacy and as personal data files expand, our lives are going public by default. Will our data footprints strip us bare, or set us free?


27 Nov 2009

Planning for happy cities, when you're also jamming in millions more people, is politically tricky.

Urban planners say they can make better communities with more people, but the NIMBYs don't believe it. Like it or not, high density apartment living is around the corner....

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