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Benjamin Millar

Freelance journalist

Coming extinction crisis could be mitigated by Indigenous knowledge

Coming extinction crisis could be mitigated by Indigenous knowledge

A landmark United Nations report makes a compelling case for turning to Indigenous groups for knowledge to prevent further environmental destruction.

Is this report enough to bring climate to the election?

Is this report enough to bring climate to the election?

The 2019 election campaign has been put into stark relief by a report saying that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction — many within decades.

The lucrative toxic waste black market threatens vulnerable communities

The lucrative toxic waste black market threatens vulnerable communities

Thanks to cowboy operators, the industrial waste black market is booming, and communities are starting to feel that government is incapable of helping them.

Australian media has a 'vigilante' problem

Australian media has a 'vigilante' problem

Reporting on planned or actual vigilante action regularly swings between bemused and sympathetic. This has serious consequences.

Car crash journalism: driving while 'of African appearance'

Car crash journalism: driving while 'of African appearance'

A swathe of Australian media is suddenly reporting the perceived appearance of people involved in car crashes. Well, maybe not all people in all crashes.