• Artificial Intelligence

    AI for SMEs


    Open Forum |  June 24, 2024


    Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is helping small to medium enterprises enhance their research and development knowledge with a free 10-week online program focused on digital technologies and artificial intelligence.


  • Pacific

    Women hold the key to Pacific elections


    Kerryn Baker |  June 24, 2024


    In a busy year of Pacific Island elections, the role of female voters may be more important than ever.


  • Science and Technology

    Making innovation work


    Daniel Samson |  June 24, 2024


    The effective testing of new ideas requires a systematic and structured approach from their initial evaluation through to the final product release


Latest Story

  • AI apocalypse or overblown hype?

    Simon Coghlan     |      June 24, 2024

    Social media, traditional media and water cooler conversations are awash with predictions about AI’s implications, including the risks and dangers of so-called large language models like ChatGPT

  • Might social media be good for you?

    Peggy Kern     |      June 24, 2024

    Social media gets a bad rap these days, but it’s worth considering the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ we use social media when we’re thinking about whether it’s good for our mental health

  • Making mega-projects work

    Open Forum     |      June 23, 2024

    Medium and large-scale construction projects have a better chance of success if they are able to adhere to a set of pre-determined success criteria.

  • In praise of Donald Sutherland

    Daryl Sparkes     |      June 23, 2024

    Donald Sutherland never pigeonholed himself as a certain defined type of actor. He could play goofy, dramatic, scary, intense, subtle, tough or gentle and excelled at them all.

  • High noon at Second Thomas Shoal

    Euan Graham     |      June 23, 2024

    China has identified the beleaguered garrison at Second Thomas Shoal as a weak link to bully and intimidate, so a joint Philippines-US operation to resupply the Sierrra Madre would send a firm signal of deterrence and alliance cohesion to China.

  • 5 myths of eco-friendly eating

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2024

    Determining the environmental and health impacts of different foods is highly complex, but some commonly held myths about food that’s both good for people and the planet need to be dispelled.

  • Universities and the blue Pacific

    Brendan Walker-Munro     |      June 22, 2024

    We’ve had plenty of panda diplomacy, wine diplomacy and rugby diplomacy in recent years, and perhaps a little university diplomacy could see Australia improve its standing in the Pacific.

  • CSIRO partners to strengthen regional health

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2024

    Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will partner with governments across the Pacific and Southeast Asia to help them better prepare for, and respond to, disease outbreaks.

  • Dutton’s nuclear gamble

    Michelle Grattan     |      June 21, 2024

    Peter Dutton needed a big idea to challenge Labor at the next election, and his proposal to meet Australia’s future energy needs with up to 7 nuclear plants is a gamble which will either make or break his political career.

  • What the experts say…on nuclear power

    Open Forum     |      June 21, 2024

    Peter Dutton has announced he will go to the next election promising to build seven nuclear power stations, located across the country. The sites will be located at retiring or retired coal sites, and the opposition leader says the new stations will be operational by between 2035 and 2037. What do the nation’s experts say?

  • Could Australia go nuclear?

    Alan Finkel     |      June 21, 2024

    Nuclear power is a credible source of abundant zero-emissions electricity, but it would take 20 years to commence operations from a standing start in Australia.

  • Philosophy as a way of life

    Matthew Sharpe     |      June 20, 2024

    The most life-changing books can seem like they have always been there. What they say may seem obvious, once we’ve read them, but that’s only because they’ve reshaped how we look at things.