• Why upholding our values matters

    Michael Shoebridge     |      October 26, 2018

    Whether it’s state-sanctioned murder or states creating generations of radicalised people, what we walk past is what we allow. Let’s look beyond our wallets and our noses and resurrect a sense of an international community, with the ability to intervene and punish, to hold to account and to act. Values matter, but only when they are made real through actions.

  • Better social connections are a key to aged care

    Open Forum     |      October 24, 2018

    A social connection program developed by University of Queensland researchers could help shape a better future for the aged care sector.

  • Gender equality on the G20 agenda

    Zara Kimpton     |      October 24, 2018

    The G20’s W20 is a transnational network that brings together female leaders to help increase women’s participation in their economies and societies, but how effective is it?

  • Can restorative justice help create safer communities?

    Open Forum     |      October 21, 2018

    A researcher from The University of Western Australia believes that a restorative justice approach in prisons will play a key role in prompting convicts to behave in morally acceptable ways before and after their release.

  • Sydney may leave the CBD model behind

    Open Forum     |      October 19, 2018

    Sydney may soon undergo a transition from a monocentric city with sprawling suburbs radiating from one CBD, to a polycentric model – one marked by several sub-centres – according to a recent study led by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Sydney.

  • 3 million Australians live in poverty

    Larissa Mavros     |      October 18, 2018

    A new report shows that national poverty rates remain high despite Australia experiencing decades of uninterrupted economic growth.

  • Australia’s new campaign to end age discrimination

    Open Forum     |      October 18, 2018

    More than 20 high-profile organisations and individuals have launched a powerful coalition to help fight ageism and age discrimination in Australia and issued a call for public support.

  • Ending sexual violence as a weapon of war

    Jacqui True     |      October 17, 2018

    The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege in recognition of their personal struggles to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

  • It’s time for more transparency about charity accounts

    Ushi Ghoorah Hurrychurn     |      October 15, 2018

    Lax reporting standards make it hard for charity donors to know how much of their money actually goes to the cause they want to support. It’s time for more transparency to restore faith in non-profit organisations.

  • Searching for Democracy 2.0 without losing Democracy 1.0

    Tom Daly     |      October 11, 2018

    Reimagining and safeguarding democracy around the world requires new ways of thinking which chart a course between alarmism and complacency.

  • The entrepreneurs of hate

    Ian Hughes     |      October 10, 2018

    Where does hate come from, and why has it played such a role in recent political history? Ian Hughes’ new book “Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities are Destroying Democracy: examines the issue in depth.

  • How democracy ends

    Mark Beeson     |      October 8, 2018

    The rise of populists, a growing number of authoritarian regimes and an apparent loss of confidence in democratic politicians have all contributed to the idea that democracy is in serious trouble.