• Culture

    The myths that unite and divide us


    Alan Stevenson |  May 26, 2022


    Humans are social animals, and the myths, symbols and ideologies we create and share help groups define themselves and maintain internal cohesion. However these myths can impede progress and create animosity between groups as well.


  • International

    Putin forces the world to take sides


    Tanja Börzel |  May 26, 2022


    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s growing aggression in Asia and the Pacific may soon force the rest of the world to take sides in an ideological, economic and perhaps military confrontation between freedom and tyranny.


  • Society

    Tabi on racial matters: Don’t ignore your culturally diverse employees


    Gloria Tabi |  May 26, 2022


    The federal election result showed the importance of diversity in politics as well as business to reflect the increasingly multi-cultural nature of Australia.


Latest Story

  • On the brink of the singularity

    Alan Stevenson     |      May 25, 2022

    The increasing sophistication of hardware and software to augment our capabilities is beginning to blur the boundaries between man and machine, raising a host of physical possibilities and ethical questions.

  • After the floods

    Cecilia Duong     |      May 25, 2022

    While populations around the globe have dealt with the effect of floods for millennia, climate change is now bringing bigger and more extreme storms and flood events to Australia.

  • The battle for ideas will shape new global order

    Stephen Nagy     |      May 25, 2022

    The world has a choice to make between the freedom and democracy offered by the West and the aggressive authoritarianism of Russia and China.

  • What now for the Liberal party?

    Marija Taflaga     |      May 24, 2022

    The brash qualities, political nous and single minded aggression which won Scott Morrison his ‘miracle’ victory in 2019 proved liabilities in 2022, and he leaves a party which has abandoned its heartland seats and moral core.

  • Asia hides in the sidelines on Russia’s invasion

    Susan Thornton     |      May 24, 2022

    Europe’s firm stance against Russia’s outrageous invasion of Ukraine stands in sharp contrast with the silence and ambivalence shown by most Asian nations.

  • Close encounters of the drone kind

    Steven Tingay     |      May 24, 2022

    The United States Congress recently held a hearing into “unidentified aerial phenomena” and while it’s likely they’re drones of terrestrial origin, they’re rekindling interest into the possibility of alien visitation.

  • Will the real Labor party stand up?

    Shaun Carney     |      May 23, 2022

    Australia voted for change despite Labor’s campaign rather than because of it, given Anthony Albanese’s gaffes and insipid appeal to the electorate, so will a minority Labor government with less than a third of the primary vote develop a bolder agenda in power?

  • Liberals at the crossroads

    Mark Kenny     |      May 23, 2022

    Scott Morrison’s strategy of abandoning moderate heartland seats, spurning professional women, emphasising wedge issues and infuriating Western Australia has backfired spectacularly, leaving the Liberal party with fundamental questions about its identity after nine years of power.

  • The fine art and inexact science of Australian politics

    Graeme Dobell     |      May 23, 2022

    After twenty years of squabbling and inaction by both sides of politics, the 2022 election has surely brought the ‘climate wars’ to a close, but both Labor and the Liberals will have new battles to fight in government and opposition.

  • Forward together

    Anthony Albanese     |      May 22, 2022

    Anthony Albanese is poised to become Australia’s 31st prime minister, and he laid out his vision for his incoming administration in his victory speech on election night in his constituency.

  • How Albanese crept into power

    Frank Bongiorno     |      May 22, 2022

    Though it won just a third of first preference votes, Labor will form a minority government thanks to a strong showing by the teal independents and Greens and Western Australia’s wholesale rejection of Scott Morrison, so how will Albanese govern now?

  • Australia can’t be a safe haven for war criminals

    James Baylis     |      May 22, 2022

    Australia has offered a home to too many thugs and criminals guilty of horrendous acts abroad, and shouldn’t continue to shelter such people, nor allow Russia’s legion of rapists and murderers escape justice here.