• Business

    The “new normal” in the workplace


    Christhina Candido |  September 29, 2021


    The collective experiences of workers pre and post-pandemic offer five lessons for organisations to reimagine workplaces and practices in the ‘New Normal’ after restrictions are eased.


  • Pacific

    Keeping eyes on Pacific water quality from afar


    Open Forum |  September 29, 2021


    A Griffith University researcher has overcome a key challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to lead a monitoring program in Vanuatu aiming to improve the water quality of a popular lagoon used for fishing and swimming.


  • Environment

    Farmers must join the fight against climate change


    James Ha |  September 27, 2021


    Without action to reduce land clearing and improve soil carbon, agriculture may become Australia’s largest source of emissions, requiring hugely expensive carbon offsetting paid for by taxpayers, consumers and farmers themselves.  


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    Open Forum     |      September 28, 2021

    New data on the ways Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children about their online lives and encourage positive habits.

  • Hope and courage in the climate crisis

    John Wiseman     |      September 27, 2021

    A new book is a guided tour of ideas to inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long climate emergency which now lies before us.

  • The Quad stands firm against China

    Lavina Lee     |      September 27, 2021

    The “Quad” alliance of Australia, the USA, India and Japan has become a genuine democratic bulwark against Chinese expansionism and is increasingly forcing Beijing to recalculate the costs of its aggressive stance against its neighbours.

  • The gen-Y democracy gap

    Johanna Wyn     |      September 27, 2021

    New research finds there’s democracy gap for young Australian adults, with a distrust of traditional politics but a focus on civic mindedness.

  • The pandemic’s effects on social cohesion

    Nicholas Biddle     |      September 27, 2021

    Over the course of the pandemic, there’s been an increase in many aspects of social cohesion, but this boost may be slipping as lockdowns drag on. Here’s how researchers measure social cohesion, and why.

  • Flying cars get ready for take off

    Cecilia Duong     |      September 27, 2021

    Futurists have confidently predicted the invention of flying cars for over 70 years, but this time they may actually become a reality.

  • Who was protesting in Melbourne?

    Elise Thomas     |      September 26, 2021

    While union leaders and government officials have blamed the Melbourne protests on the ‘far right’, the truth is far more complicated.

  • Lack of speed kills

    Michael Shoebridge     |      September 26, 2021

    As Australia begins to develop nuclear powered submarines to combat the growing threat of the Chinese navy, we also need to increase innovation across all aspects of defence to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

  • The case for emission transparency

    Richard Holden     |      September 26, 2021

    Requiring companies to disclose their carbon emissions will encourage reductions to appease their customers and investors.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: Texas has not got what it wished for with its abortion laws

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 25, 2021

    A controversial new law restricting the right to abortion in Texas has opened a legal minefield which may have unexpected consequences for activists on both sides of the debate.

  • Local outlets at risk as the way we pay for news changes

    Open Forum     |      September 25, 2021

    A New Zealand media researcher has mapped the digital news subscription market in nine countries and says local news outlets are at risk, as they are generally excluded from the platform payments.

  • AUKUS should reset Australian strategy

    Malcolm Davis     |      September 25, 2021

    The announcement of the AUKUS agreement is the most important development in Australian defence policy since the signing of the ANZUS Treaty in 1951 and will lead to a radical reshaping of our role in the Indo-Pacific region.