• Economy Science and Technology

    Space and national security


    Brett Biddington |  November 23, 2017


    Space is an inherently ‘dual use’ – meaning space technologies have both military and civil/commercial application. CEO of the recent International Astronautical Congress Brett Biddington AM considers this dynamic on the development of a national space agency.


  • Science and Technology Society

    Understanding the Global Navigation Satellite System


    Ben Southwell |  November 22, 2017


    Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is an umbrella term encompassing all global systems including GPS. There just so happens to be a GNSS hotspot over Australia. Ben Southwell from the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) explains the term and how it relates to potential growth in our space capabilities.


  • Culture Politics and Policy

    The rise of extremism


    Ted Cantle |  November 21, 2017


    We are now in one of the most difficult and dangerous political periods for fifty years. The founding father of community cohesion Professor Ted Cantle CBE outlines the struggle facing mainstream political views.


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