• Health

    Thanks for the cash, now what about health service reform?


    David Thorp |  February 23, 2018


    Reforming the health system is the only way to stymie the rising economic burden of health services but how do we deliver it? Dr David Thorp considers the advantages of new forms of community health service delivery.


  • Health

    Indigenous health


    Dominic O'Sullivan |  February 21, 2018


    For governments indigenous health continues to be an intractable policy problem. Author of ‘Indigeneity – a politics of potential’ Dominic O’Sullivan considers the proposal of an Indigenous Health Purchasing Authority.


  • Culture

    Legal parentage and surrogacy – more inconsistency?


    Cressida Limon |  February 20, 2018


    Confusion around legal parentage and surrogacy arrangements is continuing to cause conflict between Australian domestic public policy in relation to ‘commercial surrogacy’ and the child’s best interests. UWS law lecturer Dr Cressida Limon explores recent developments.


Latest Story

  • Inspiring a nation with space exploration

    Isabelle Kingsley     |      December 19, 2017

    A national space agency will not only bring economic benefits but it will also inspire the nation with it’s hi-tech vision. Science communicator Isabelle Kingsley considers the broader benefits of a national space agency to Australia.

  • Safe & simple launch access to polar and Sun synchronous orbits

    Lloyd Damp     |      December 18, 2017

    Australia’s path back to space since the launch of WRESAT 50 years ago has been long, but there is again a need for our unique geographical location on the globe. Lloyd Damp, CEO of launch operator Southern Launch, outlines the journey.

  • Manus Island – a firsthand account of a humanitarian crisis

    Jana Favero     |      December 18, 2017

    A recent trip to Manus Island left Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Jana Favero deeply shocked and confirmed the humanitarian crisis that has developed from Australia’s asylum seeker policies. She shares her experience with Open Forum and calls for an end to partisan politics on this issue.

  • Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association release new report

    Emma Johnson     |      December 16, 2017

    To achieve a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system, AHHA is recommending that Australia reorientate the healthcare system over the next 10 years by enabling outcomes‑focused and value-based healthcare. Read the full report here.

  • Looking up to an Australian space agency

    Trevor Ireland     |      December 15, 2017

    Donald Trump wants to go to the Moon – and then onto Mars. Trump recognises that, with space, he is backing a winner. ANU Research School of Earth Sciences’ Professor Trevor Ireland looks at how supporting Australia’s space agency can lead to equally great outcomes for Australia.