• Science and Technology

    Turning our technology against us

    Cynthia Wong |  September 23, 2018

    Public trust in digital devices has slumped due to a range of privacy scandals and the weaponisation of social media by hostile foreign governments and extremists. However last month, the Australian government proposed legislation that could make things worse.

  • Environment

    Desalination plants don’t affect marine environments

    Open Forum |  September 23, 2018

    Highly saline flows from the Sydney Desalination Plant will not affect surrounding marine life as commonly believed, a major new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. 

  • Health

    Health star ratings: What’s on the labels of Australian drinks?

    Open Forum |  September 23, 2018

    The Health Star Rating System is a useful tool to communicate health and nutrition messages to consumers but given the large part played by sugar laden drinks to Australia’s swelling waistlines, a new study looks at how well the HSR System is used on beverages.

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    Curbing cyberbullying is as much about the parents as it is the kids!

    Julie Inman Grant     |      September 11, 2008

    My advice to parents is to treat the online world in the same way as they would the real world. Being actively involved remains one of our key frontline defences when dealing with cyberbullying.

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    Advance Australia meh…

    Gregor     |      September 11, 2008

    Gregor Stronach tears the Australian National Anthem apart.

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    Online Question Time for Jodie Campbell MP, Federal Member for Bass

    editor     |      September 10, 2008

    Here's where e-Democracy hits the ground running! As part of our exciting new Online Question Time initiative, we're inviting kids from all over Australia to put their elected representatives on the spot, and ask them about the issues that matter to the young people of  Australia.

    Jodie CampbellOur guest this month is Jodie Campbell MP, Federal Member for Bass (Tasmania), Australian Labor Party.

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    What governments should do

    patrickcallioni     |      September 9, 2008

    An independent judiciary, a strong civil society and an effective bureaucracy are far more important to social stability and economic development than the application of Jeffersonian, Hamiltonian or Westminster principles.

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    The Fatherhood Revolution

    Warwick Marsh     |      September 9, 2008

    In spite of what radical feminists may say about the ills of patriarchy, involved and loving fathers are foundational for the development of healthy children and strong families.

    Father’s Day is being celebrated in Australia with a renewed sense of vigour and excitement. Fathers and children are appearing in more advertisements. Print media are running father-friendly stories along with both TV and radio. These days restaurants are booked out for Father’s Day as well as Mother’s Day.

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    Anwar is as “Anwar” does

    kimlau     |      September 8, 2008

    He used to be one of them, but now he says he isn’t. Should we trust the man with the goatee? Kimberley Lau ponders over Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and his claim to power.

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    Enabling Life: the big decision

    Stuart Hill     |      September 8, 2008

    Until we change our values, we will continue to make our planet less and less able to support life, including our own and those who follow us.

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    Lost in Commerce

    foggy     |      September 6, 2008


    1 "The road past Murree was smoother than a few years ago, and the monkeys were still sitting on the road when we passed through Ayubia National Park. The smell of pine was in the air …

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    No Fee: No See

    sally.rose     |      September 5, 2008

    When should local councils interfere with the operations of their contractors? When it's a matter of child safety.

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    Paper up the cracks. Undesirables coming through

    Susan Merrell     |      September 5, 2008

    McCain's cynical choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate illustrates how manipulable vested interest think women are. Don't fall for it!

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    Graffiti is an urban scourge

    malcolm.kerr     |      September 4, 2008

    Despite numerous law and order programs, graffiti continues on its dark and dirty path.

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    Virtualisation Technologies: Coping with Constant Change

    Open Forum     |      September 4, 2008

    The continued convergence of technologies for security, information management and compliance will make possible a new level of automation for IT – and organisations will be looking to IT to guide them through the process.