• Business

    Workplace wellbeing


    Dougal Sutherland |  August 15, 2022


    In the post-COVID environment, organisations have a duty to understand what a healthy work environment looks like and to provide it for their employees.


  • Pacific

    The Pacific Islands Forum can learn from ASEAN


    Joanne Wallis |  August 15, 2022


    Pacific Islands Forum members could consider what ARF mechanisms might be usefully adapted to the Pacific context to ensure that Pacific regionalism is an effective buffer and bulwark in the face of strategic competition.


  • International

    Sanctions busting


    Robert Wihtol |  August 15, 2022


    The West has a long history of imposing economic sanctions on aggressor states, and aggressor states have an equally long history of ignoring them completely.


Latest Story

  • The democratic partnership for global development

    Cong Pham     |      August 14, 2022

    The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment is a new G7 initiative to counter China’s self-serving Belt and Road Initiative and benefit developing and developed countries alike.

  • Don’t wake Antarctica’s ‘sleeping giant’

    Jesse Hawley     |      August 14, 2022

    A new study suggests the worst effects of global warming on Earth’s largest ice sheet can be avoided if the world meets the climate targets outlined in the Paris Agreement – but if we fail, then the melting of the ice sheet will have a drastic impact on sea level rise.

  • Will the teals take seats in NSW?

    Michelle Grattan     |      August 14, 2022

    Although part of the federal teal success was due to “strategic” voting by some Labor supporters, victories for state community candidates in Victoria and NSW would reinforce the message that Liberal supporters are migrating to a new political force.

  • Facing facts over China

    John Fitzgerald     |      August 13, 2022

    Australians have as much reason to be wary of China’s communist government as people in Taiwan, because China’s communists have shown they don’t care about people anywhere – not in China, not in Taiwan and not in Australia.

  • Fakes, facts and flame outs

    Mathieu O Neil     |      August 13, 2022

    Hostile governments, conspiracy theorists and politically motivated individuals use social media to spread lies for profit or to gain a strategic advantage, so what can we do to protect ourselves?

  • The pursuit of happiness

    Alan Stevenson     |      August 13, 2022

    We spend billions of dollars each year looking for happiness, hoping it might be bought, consumed, found, or travelled to, but other, more contemplative cultures and traditions assure us that this is a waste of time, and living in the moment is the best way to find true contentment.

  • The mathematics of human behaviour

    Dorje Brody     |      August 12, 2022

    Maths as well as psychology can be used to unravel the mysteries of human decision making and how it changes over time.

  • Smart textiles and soft robots

    Neil Martin     |      August 12, 2022

    Smart textiles with artificial muscle fibres which allow them to move and take different forms have been produced by a team from UNSW’s Medical Robotics Lab.

  • Murder houses

    Ben Knight     |      August 12, 2022

    What do real estate agents and vendors have to disclose about a house with a chequered – or even bloody – history?

  • Climate partnerships in the Pacific

    Anne-Marie Schleich     |      August 11, 2022

    The Indo-Pacific has emerged as prominent geopolitical theatre. Pacific Island states have adeptly used international fora and cultivated multilateral partnerships to address their greatest concern — climate change.

  • Digitising endangered languages

    Nick Thieberger     |      August 11, 2022

    The PARADISEC digital archive model revitalising endangered languages around the Pacific has now been taken up in North America by the Cherokee Nation.

  • No green light for greenwashing

    Nadia Razzhigaeva     |      August 11, 2022

    Investors concerned about the environment and making ethical choices should demand transparency in the corporate sector and rigorous regulation standards from ASIC and the ACCC to prevent unscrupulous firms misrepresenting their green credentials.