• How to talk to your children about sexual assault

    Paul Dillon     |      December 13, 2017

    The #metoo campaign is encouraging more and more women to come forward and tell their stories about sexual assault and harassment. Drug education expert Paul Dillon writes that this is a perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the issue of sexual assault with their children.

  • International Day of People with Disability

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      December 3, 2017

    Today is International Day of People with Disability. Open Forum asked young writer Jamie-Lee Dwyer to comment on this year’s theme of ‘transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all’.

  • A national day is an inclusive day – it must be positive for everybody

    Dominic O'Sullivan     |      December 1, 2017

    Triple J’s decision to move its annual Hottest 100 countdown from Australia Day has sparked early debate over the significance of our national day. Associate Professor Dominic O’Sullivan from Charles Sturt University considers the arguments for changing Australia’s national day.

  • 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.

  • After postal vote, we will never think of western Sydney the same way again

    Andy Marks     |      November 17, 2017

    The emphatic “no” response from western Sydney shows that the epicentre of conservative values no longer lies in regional NSW. Assistant Vice-Chancellor of UWS Dr Andy Marks explores Sydney’s results.