• Science and Technology Society

    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.


  • Culture Politics and Policy

    The rise of extremism


    Ted Cantle |  November 21, 2017


    We are now in one of the most difficult and dangerous political periods for fifty years. The founding father of community cohesion Professor Ted Cantle CBE outlines the struggle facing mainstream political views.


  • Economy Politics and Policy

    Agriculture beyond the farm gate


    Professor Michael Friend |  November 21, 2017


    As we celebrate Australian agriculture today #AgDay, Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Professor Michael Friend writes about the value of the sector beyond the farm gate and the important role of research across the value chain.


Latest Story

  • World Economic Forum 2018 Global Risk Survey – preliminary data

    editor     |      October 12, 2017

    Preliminary data from the World Economic Forum 2018 Global Risks Report has been released, with energy price shock being Australia’s greatest concern. Full report due out January 2018.

  • There’s nothing middling about being in the middle (especially when it comes to business)

    Christopher Zinn     |      October 11, 2017

    Is being ‘average’ really as bad as it sounds? Consumer advocate Christopher Zinn shows that, when it comes to company size, being average can look pretty good.

  • What kind of Republic for Australia?

    Klaas Woldring     |      October 9, 2017

    Before we become a Republic shouldn’t we be talking about what kind of Republic Australians actually want? Academic Klass Wolding implores us to consider our governance options before we can answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

  • Knocking on ASEAN’s door

    Eleanor Mak     |      October 9, 2017

    As ASEAN becomes an economic powerhouse, attracting local and foreign investment, it’s increasingly urgent that more Australian companies get a foot into the massive regional opportunity. Eleanor Mak, President of the Australia-ASEAN Business Council, explains.

  • Truth – easy come, easy go

    Alan Stevenson     |      October 5, 2017

    We tend to believe that we are logical and scientific in our approach to the world around us, but are we really able to control our bias? Alan Stevenson questions whether we are able to overcome a lifetime of conditioning and see the ‘truth’.