• 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.


  • Economy Politics and Policy

    Solutions to Australia’s housing affordability woes


    Derek Grima |  February 16, 2018


    Housing affordability continues to be a key issue in Australian cities. Founding Director of BeFinancial and CPA ‘changemaker’ Derek Grima looks at action that government and individuals can take to face ongoing housing affordability challenges.


  • Health

    Blueprint maps out how to give Australians a 21st century health system


    Alison Verhoeven |  February 15, 2018


    The recent report released by Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association maps out how to transform our healthcare system into a fit-for-purpose 21st century system. Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of AHHA, advocates for the immediate roll out the recommendations.


Latest Story

  • Australia sprints into the space race

    Andrew Masterson     |      December 11, 2017

    The announcement of the first Australian space agency was greeted with enthusiasm by many who look forward to the research and economic opportunities it promises, writes Cosmos Magazine’s Andrew Masterson.

  • High-growth firms are driving Australia’s economy

    Emmanuel Njuguna     |      December 8, 2017

    Innovation is a key driver of firm growth, according to new evidence presented in the recently released Australian Innovation System Report.

  • Use it or lose it – the ageing activist

    Alan Stevenson     |      December 8, 2017

    Engaging in community work after retirement, leads to great benefits for both the volunteer and society. After many years working in the computer industry, Alan Stevenson decided to share his knowledge. He explains both the challenges and the rewards he has faced, teaching an ageing population.

  • Good habits for good environment

    Lisa Novoradovskaya     |      December 7, 2017

    Environmental damage will considerably impact generations to come. Lisa Novoradovskaya, PhD student at Curtin University, WA, explains how changing behaviours by promoting proper habits could improve our health and environment.

  • Questioning the NDIS

    Diana Palmer     |      December 6, 2017

    The NDIS will only support around 400,000 people with disability, yet there are 3.96 million people with disability in Australia. Diana Palmer from IDEAS questions what will happen to those remaining – especially when they no longer have access to information about the services they need?