• #StandwithUkraine

    Peace through strength not surrender


    Justin Bassi |  June 16, 2024


    The free world must give Ukraine the capabilities it needs to fight against Russia and help give them something to fight for.


  • Culture

    The proper study of man


    Matthew Sharpe |  June 16, 2024


    The term ‘humanism’ has meant many things over the ages, and understanding its evolution offers insight into both the history of philosophy and the


  • China

    Meeting the challenge of communist China


    Michael Pezzullo |  June 16, 2024


    The problem of dealing with a belligerent communist China is the geopolitical challenge of the age. Its favourable resolution will open the door to global amity. The alternative is enduring global instability, confrontation, and the risk of a major war in the Pacific, fought with nuclear weapons standing ready on a hair trigger.


Latest Story

  • Peace depends on the defeat of Russia

    Jon Richardson     |      June 15, 2024

    700,000 Russian troops have failed to subdue Ukraine, and Russia’s offer to declare a truce in return for all the territory it wants and Ukraine’s exclusion from NATO has been rejected. The latest international Summit on Ukraine should demand a complete Russian withdrawal and restoration of Ukraine’s territory and independence – terms which Russia agreed by treaty in 2004.

  • PwCorruption

    Carl Rhodes     |      June 15, 2024

    The PwC tax leaks scandal offered us an opportunity to ask hard questions about the shady role of major consulting firms in Government and the corrupt culture of big business that places profits above any sense of priority, but a year after the furore, what has really changed?

  • Building a circular economy

    Veena Sahajwalla     |      June 15, 2024

    The ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ mantra is familiar to everyone, but the circular economy is about more than that, as a new site in Shoalhaven is trying to prove.

  • Does Australia need a human rights act?

    Open Forum     |      June 14, 2024

    Australia is the only Western democracy that doesn’t have a national Human Rights Act, but this may be about to change.

  • Cyberwars

    Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann     |      June 14, 2024

    Malicious cyber actors are continuously targeting critical Australian infrastructure, and, unfortunately, they seem to be successful. According to a recent commercial cyber security report, Australia is the tenth most targeted country for phishing attacks.

  • A curious mind

    Matthew Sharpe     |      June 14, 2024

    Michel de Montaigne was perhaps the first, and is certainly the greatest, essayist of all. Rather than contemplate the mysteries of the universe, he turned his attention to the human condition, and so remains as pertinent today as he was almost half a millennium ago.

  • To do or not to do, that is the question

    Kim Caudwell     |      June 13, 2024

    What’s the best way to get things done and achieve our goals when time is short and other tasks are pressing?

  • Another Earth

    Open Forum     |      June 13, 2024

    A new digital tool – The Digital Twin Earth Hydrology Platform – combines new high-resolution satellite observations and cutting-edge modeling to build a test environment for our planet.

  • Nitrous oxide emissions up 40% in 40 years

    Open Forum     |      June 13, 2024

    Emissions of Nitrous Oxide, one of the three key greenhouse gases, have increased 40% over the last 40 years. N₂O can remain in the atmosphere for more than 100 years and it is also an ozone-depleting substance.

  • Boycott the boycott of Israeli universities

    Maarten Boudry     |      June 12, 2024

    Universities across the world are facing pressure to cut ties with Israeli institutions over the war in Gaza, but these calls misunderstand the current conflict and are part of a wider campaign to undermine Israel’s right to defend itself, and even exist.

  • A plea for progress on climate change

    Open Forum     |      June 12, 2024

    Australia’s slow and uneven progress towards reducing the emissions which drive climate change should prompt the nation’s leaders to adopt a bipartisan approach in the future.

  • Homes for heroes

    Keirin Joyce     |      June 12, 2024

    The Australian Defence Force needs bold, creative initiatives to attract and keep enough personnel to reach expansion targets, and making it easier for young service people to buy their own home could offer a major attraction.