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  • Can video games help chronic low back pain?

    Open Forum     |      September 20, 2018

    New research from University of Sydney has found home-based video-game exercises can reduce chronic low back pain in older people by 27 per cent, which is comparable to benefits gained under programs supervised by a physiotherapist.

  • Cultural diplomacy: Australia’s chance in the Pacific

    James Miles Carey     |      September 20, 2018

    With DFAT currently conducting a review of Australia’s Soft Power Review, what is the potential for cultural diplomacy to help Australia achieve its foreign policy goals in the region?

  • The mangled myths dogging the joint strike fighter

    Brendan Nicholson     |      September 20, 2018

    With the RAAF’s first two operational joint strike fighters arriving in early December, long-time critics have launched a fresh wave of claims that the aircraft is a disaster, but are any of these assertions actually true?

  • Climate change tops the concerns of Gen X and Gen Y

    Julia Cook     |      September 20, 2018

    Climate change is the number one cause for concern for both Generation X and Generation Y and they aren’t impressed by government efforts to tackle environmental challenges.

  • Newington College’s enduring partnership with Tonga’s Tupou College

    David Mulford     |      September 20, 2018

    Newington College has maintained strong links with Tonga’s Tupou College since mid-19th century, offering an avenue for talented young Pacific Islanders to expand their horizons and pave the way to their future education opportunities.

  • Proving what really works in education

    John Hattie     |      September 19, 2018

    Using data and reason, rather than intuition, to decide where to invest the large sums spent globally on education, would make a huge difference to the learning outcomes of many students

  • Combating the perfect weapon

    Stephen Loosley     |      September 19, 2018

    The new cold war is being fought in cyberspace on a continuing basis and with ever more sophisticated technologies as the Western powers confront growing intrusions from adversaries ranging from Russia and China to Iran and North Korea.

  • Collective action required to save Aussie kids from obesity

    Open Forum     |      September 19, 2018

    Curbing obesity in Australia’s children is achievable and can be realised through a combination of smart governance, community initiatives, the support of individual efforts, and clinical leadership.

  • Student seminar boosts maths and computer science in PNG

    Benjamin Kamaka     |      September 19, 2018

    The University of Papua New Guinea’s Mathematics Statistics and Computer Sciences Students Association held its inaugural MSCS Seminar on 10 August 2018 at the University’s Main Lecture Theater to inform students of current developments and boost interest in the sector.

  • Boe: a confluence

    Paul McCarthy     |      September 18, 2018

    The Pacific’s new security agreement, signed by 18 Pacific Island Forum leaders on 5 September in the Boe district of Nauru, provides an effective framework to holistically address regional security concerns.

  • AI could free more men to do care work

    Katharine McKinnon     |      September 18, 2018

    As robots and AI “take our jobs”, the care work that underpins all workplaces – and homes, and schools, and communities – ought to come to the fore for men as well as women.

  • Why international sports regulation needs reform

    Lloyd Freeburn     |      September 18, 2018

    International sport has been afflicted by frequent and apparently systemic governance and corruption scandals in recent years. Rather than being a succession of one-off problems, these scandals can be seen as evidence of deep-seated issues in the fundamental structure of how sport is governed.