‘This massive fungus grew from the wall’: renters are skipping home insurance and it’s ending badly

Following a disaster, renters can face eviction, homelessness or be forced to live in a damaged property. Many don't have the insurance to cope, but it's not because they can't afford it, write Kate Isabel Booth and Chloe Lucas.

These 12 Australian coal power stations would need to close to hit the IPCC target: report

The world got a stark warning on climate change this week, but if Australia is to act on it and hit the IPCC's coal-generated electricity reduction target, 12 power plants will need to close, according to a report from the Parliamentary Library.

‘Value for taxpayers’ money’: Meet the scientist handed $443m to help save the Great Barrier Reef

Federal Labor has pledged to withdraw the $443 million given to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. But the foundation's decisions are led by science and free of undue influence, writes its chief scientist Peter J Mumby.