• Humanizing technology

    Kaliya Young     |      March 21, 2018

    Blockchain expert Kayila Young argues that it’s easier to turn technology in the direction of democracy and social justice when it’s developed with social and emotional intelligence.

  • Shorten in space

    Open Forum     |      March 17, 2018

    Labor is promising an investment of up to AU$35 million in a new space agency if it wins the next election, but co-investment from industry and universities must help get the program off the ground.

  • Stop the cyber-bullies and protect your children online

    Julie Inman - Grant     |      March 16, 2018

    With consistent research showing one in five young people have experienced cyberbullying, the eSafety Office is encouraging parents to talk to their children about how they engage online on a National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

  • #PressforProgress for women in science

    Larry Marshall     |      March 8, 2018

    Dr Larry Marshall, head of CSIRO, urges the inclusion of more women in science and management roles on International Women’s Day.

  • Marshall Islands to launch official cryptocurrency

    Open Forum     |      March 6, 2018

    As cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, the Marshall Islands are planning to launch the world’s first digital legal tender. Lawmakers hope the residents will use the Sovereign (SOV) digital currency for everything from paying taxes to buying groceries.

  • Science is the key to a brighter future but it needs our committed support

    Emma Johnston     |      March 2, 2018

    Professor Emma Johnston delivers a message of hope about how scientists are working towards solutions for major issues such as climate, health, cyber-security, energy, and transport.

  • Getting aged care innovation right

    Merlin Kong     |      March 1, 2018

    The aged care sector is undergoing sweeping reforms. Merlin Kong of innovAGEING calls for a renewed focus on innovation to improve the opportunities for older people to live meaningful, dignified, and socially relevant lives.

  • Functional food

    Chris Blanchard     |      February 8, 2018

    The saying ‘You are what you eat’ is at the core of the research by the Director of the Functional Grains Centre and Charles Sturt University Professor of Food Science, Chris Blanchard. He writes about innovative research to improve the health properties of the grains we eat.

  • Australia must innovate to prosper and thrive

    Bill Ferris     |      February 2, 2018

    In his address to the National Press Club, Bill Ferris explains why innovation should be celebrated and encouraged in Australia, not feared or tiptoed around like some “elephant in the room”.

  • Australia’s integrated space ecosystem

    Lloyd Damp     |      January 29, 2018

    Our fledgeling Australian space agency will be born into a mix of competing government, university and commercial interests says Lloyd Damp, CEO of Southern Launch. Continuing our history of ‘aiming high’ will ensure that the space agency delivers an enduring and integrated space ecosystem.

  • Prospecting – asteroid mining

    Arunkumar Rathinam     |      January 22, 2018

    It is time to invest in research that focusses on asteroid mining says Arunkumar Rathinam, PhD. Candidate at the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER).

  • Priorities for space

    Frederick Menk     |      January 18, 2018

    After considered discussions with space science and technology colleagues, Professor Frederick Menk shares his perspective on the purpose of a national space agency and how it can best serve Australia.