• Use it or lose it – the ageing activist

    Alan Stevenson     |      December 8, 2017

    Engaging in community work after retirement, leads to great benefits for both the volunteer and society. After many years working in the computer industry, Alan Stevenson decided to share his knowledge. He explains both the challenges and the rewards he has faced, teaching an ageing population.

  • Your chance to support AccessAbility Day

    Nicholas Mallory     |      December 5, 2017

    Australian businesses can explore the benefits of employing more people with disabilities on an AccessAbility Day from December 4th to 8th.

  • 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.

  • Adoption – growing concerns

    Melissa Tinggee     |      November 27, 2017

    The number of children in Out of Home Care grows considerably each year yet the number of domestic adoptions taking place remains stagnant. Currently navigating the process to first-time parenthood is Melissa Tinggee, who shares her comments for Adoption Awareness Month.

  • 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.

  • Is it time to think about ‘organic indoor air’?

    Marco Amati     |      November 20, 2017

    Rising public concern towards exposure to toxins and pollutants have led researchers to consider our indoor environment. Environmental scientist Marco Amati explains the important role indoor plants can play in eliminating harmful toxins from these areas.

  • 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.

  • Why is sport so important in Australian culture?

    Stefan Grun     |      November 16, 2017

    Australians like to think of themselves as sports obsessives, a nation of people who play hard, are loyal to their team and passionate about sporting endeavour. Stefan Grun looks at the background to this sense of national identity.

  • Replacing Federation: Why and with what?

    Klaas Woldring     |      November 14, 2017

    Is it time to move on from federation? Constitutional expert Klaas Woldring argues that there are 3 major reasons to update the order and suggests a more productive model of government would be a two-tier system.

  • The other side – living with disability

    Jamie-Lee Dwyer     |      November 10, 2017

    Society tells us that disability is not a normal human condition, although it is actually a common experience. Young writer Jamie-Lee Dwyer shares her experience of living with a disability.

  • Alma Besserdin of Wimmigrants on Australian Leadership

    Victor Perton     |      November 9, 2017

    Alma Besserdin is the Founder and Director of Wimmigrants, an organisation dedicated to assisting migrant women to rebuild their careers in their chosen country. She speaks with Victor Perton about Australian leadership.

  • When Conspiracies Meet: Donald Trump and the JFK Files

    Binoy Kampmark     |      October 24, 2017

    Donald Trump announced plans to release classified JFK files. Dr Binoy Kampmark, lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT, considers what the documents may reveal.