• International

    Seeds of hope

    Open Forum |  October 28, 2021

    An irrigation re-think in sub-Saharan Africa informed by Australian agricultural expertise is improving food security, reducing water waste, and lifting people out of poverty.

  • Pacific

    The future of Australian disaster relief

    Teagan Westendorf |  October 28, 2021

    Faced with increasing environmental and geo-political challenges, Australia can improve its disaster relief capacity in the Pacific and beyond through a series of small but telling changes.

  • Society

    Back in business: 5 ways to optimise your marketing strategy after COVID-19

    Derek Lotts |  October 28, 2021

    Businesses are opening back up in Victoria and New South Wales as COVID lockdowns ease, and firms can adopt some simple strategies to keep in touch with their customers and entice them back through the door.

Latest Story

  • Carbon politics over policy

    Michelle Grattan     |      October 27, 2021

    Scott Morrison’s new carbon plan seems more about appeasing his critics on both sides of the political spectrum than actually committing Australia to the battle against climate change.

  • Super cool building solutions for our cities

    Kay Harrison     |      October 27, 2021

    New building materials that reflect rather than absorb solar energy can reduce peak temperatures in our cities by up to four degrees.

  • How Facebook controls the ads you see

    Open Forum     |      October 26, 2021

    Personal data is a goldmine for advertisers and Facebook may be making the most of it via dark ads that tap into your ethnicity, gender, income, age, political interests and more. QUT and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society have launched the Australian Ad Observatory and need participants to find out how they are being targeted.

  • The Quad can contain China

    Liam Gibson     |      October 25, 2021

    The formidable naval power of Indo-Pacific alliances could still contain China’s aggressive naval build-up and deter an invasion of Taiwan or countries bordering the South China Sea.

  • Breaking the cycle of dependency

    Sarah Dahmann     |      October 25, 2021

    Despite strong economic growth and a targeted income support system, inequality in Australia has crept up over the past three decades. This is a societal problem in itself, but it gets compounded by the fact that disadvantage is also passed down across generations.

  • The world needs success in Glasgow

    Christian Downie     |      October 25, 2021

    A crucial round of United Nations climate change negotiations will soon begin in Glasgow and the stakes could not be higher. By the end, we’ll know how far nations are willing to go to address humanity’s biggest challenge.

  • Measuring the benefits of regenerative agriculture

    Open Forum     |      October 25, 2021

    Regenerative agriculture is a collection of farming techniques focusing on soil regeneration, supporting the ecosystem, and improving the water cycle and a new project is measuring its benefits in New Zealand.

  • Combating climate misinformation

    John Cook     |      October 24, 2021

    Misinformation about major issues such as climate change has polluted our information landscape for three decades, poisoning public discourse and clouding people’s minds.

  • The Pacific wants action on climate change

    Wesley Morgan     |      October 24, 2021

    The Pacific Islands are at the frontline of climate change and as rising seas threaten their very existence, these tiny nation states will not be submerged without a fight.

  • Reaping the social benefits of carbon farming in northern Australia

    Gillian Savage     |      October 23, 2021

    Carbon farming can generate sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes around rural Australia, not least in the tropical north.

  • Marine heatwaves affect people too

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      October 23, 2021

    Marine heatwaves have led to major economic losses around the world, a new study shows – and researchers say we need global action to ease the impacts of extreme warming events on ocean life.

  • Growing problems for China

    Richard Holden     |      October 23, 2021

    China’s communist leaders successfully adopted the free market while maintaining political hegemony, but without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.