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  • Australia’s political instability damages the national interest

    John Hewson     |      September 10, 2018

    Australia is one of the most successful and stable countries in the world, but our ‘revolving door’ of prime ministers over the last decade has damaged our ability to pursue long term policies for the public good.

  • A visit to Pyongyang: the Kim dynasty’s homage to Stalinism

    Colin Alexander     |      September 9, 2018

    The ruling dynasty in North Korea have not only learned from Stalin’s grim example, but have taken it to a gold-plated extreme. However, like the Soviet dictator and the regime he led, every despot is destined to fall in the end.

  • This is not a drill

    Ali Moore     |      September 9, 2018

    While we may not know what the next outbreak of global disease may be, in all probability it’s coming as conditions are ripe for its arrival. Here’s five reasons why experts are worried about the next global pandemic.

  • Tides of change in the South Pacific

    Ewen Levick     |      September 9, 2018

    The tides of geopolitics are lapping on South Pacific shores. The region is seeing greater activity from both China and Russia and the independence vote in New Caledonia is fast approaching. These developments raise significant strategic questions and are worth exploring in greater detail.

  • 7 steps to success for women in science

    Isabelle Dubach     |      September 8, 2018

    From the ‘maternal wall’ to the ‘boys’ club’ and beyond the glass ceiling, a group of geo-scientists have unearthed the reasons behind the lack of female advancement in their own sector.

  • Retiring at 70 was an idea well ahead of its time

    Rafal Chomik     |      September 8, 2018

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned the Coalition’s long-held commitment to lift the pension age from 67 to 70 but the greater debate about responding to the challenges of an ageing population is only just beginning.

  • Turmoil in Trumpland

    Barbara Keys     |      September 8, 2018

    Tumult is the Trump administration’s middle name – and never more so than in the last few days. However the latest revelations about President Trump’s erratic behaviour and chaotic White House may only further endear him to his supporter base.

  • Australia at the Pacific Islands Forum: getting our priorities right

    Joanne Wallis     |      September 7, 2018

    Scott Morrison’s absence from the Pacific Island Forum, and his non-appearance at the April 2018 Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting, suggest that Australia’s continued claims about prioritising the Pacific might be more hyperbole than fact.

  • The ongoing threat of asbestos in Australia

    Open Forum     |      September 7, 2018

    Even though the mineral was banned in 2003, asbestos lingers in older homes and, as they undergo repairs or redevelopment, harmful fibers are released, endangering home owners and construction workers.

  • Gut study questions benefits of probiotics

    Open Forum     |      September 7, 2018

    New research shows that many people’s digestive tracts prevent standard probiotics from successfully colonising them. Furthermore, taking probiotics to counterbalance antibiotics could delay the return of normal gut bacteria to their original state.

  • Digital trade summit at NSW Parliament House

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 6, 2018

    GAP’s 9th Annual Economic Summit will be held on 6th – 7th September and will bring together 135 people who have a vested interest in seeing Australia respond to the opportunities that Digital Trade presents.

  • Sydney hosts the inaugural Pacific Connect Forum

    Tina Briggs     |      September 6, 2018

    The International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP) and Global Access Partners (GAP) are hosting the inaugural Pacific Connect Forum at NSW Parliament House on Thursday 6 September.