• Uncategorized

    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


  • Security

    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.


  • Health Uncategorized

    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.


Latest Story

  • 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.

  • Optimism is good for your heart

    Open Forum     |      September 18, 2018

    Optimism and a sense of purpose are good for heart health, as optimistic patients are less likely to be smokers and more likely to exercise and eat healthy, according to U.S. research.

  • Healthy eating can spare your wallet as well as your waistline

    Charlie Middleton     |      September 17, 2018

    While people often use the supposed cost of healthy eating as an excuse to maintain their bad diet, ditching junk food can actually save you money as well as benefit your health and waistline.

  • China’s new era under Xi

    Rowan Callick     |      September 17, 2018

    Xi Jinping’s efforts to strengthen his personal hold on the Chinese communist party and the party’s ruthless control of the Chinese population have been matched only by his zeal to strengthen China’s influence abroad and dominate its neighbours.

  • How your plastic litter kills sea turtles

    Open Forum     |      September 17, 2018

    Analysis of nearly 1000 turtles found dead and washed up on beaches around Australia showed that the more plastic a turtle consumes the greater the likelihood that it was killed by that plastic.

  • Indonesia’s expanding horizons pose a question for Australia

    Isabelle Lewis     |      September 16, 2018

    Indonesia’s accelerating economic prosperity will see the country poised to take a leading role in the Indo-Pacific region. It’s time for Australia to refocus its Indonesia priorities.

  • Growing Australia’s ‘ESports’ industry

    Open Forum     |      September 16, 2018

    Competitive video gaming is a flourishing and lucrative global business but Australia needs to do more to increase its presence in the eSports arena – particularly when it comes to internet speeds.

  • Unearthing the secret life of wombats

    Open Forum     |      September 16, 2018

    The most significant wombat conference in 20 years will bring experts from around the world to South Australia.

  • Why driverless vehicles should not be given unchecked access to our cities

    Derlie Mateo-Babiano     |      September 15, 2018

    Potential costs are rarely mentioned in the rhetoric about autonomous vehicles, much of which is highly optimistic, but universal or widespread access to the city by autonomous vehicles could result in detrimental health and environmental outcomes.