• International

    Last chance saloon


    Peter Jennings |  January 28, 2022


    Russian dictator Vladimir Putin remains intent on invading Ukraine, but offering him a way out without losing face, while underlining the high price of war could still avert conflict.


  • Digital Trade

    Neil Young v Spotify


    D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye |  January 28, 2022


    Spotify is removing the music of Neil Young from its platform after the veteran Canadian rocker objected to Joe Rogan’s stance against COVID vaccines.


  • Coronavirus

    A royal commission for COVID?


    Michelle Grattan |  January 28, 2022


    A royal commission would not detract from Australia’s undoubted successes in dealing with COVID but would put us in a better position to confront a future wave or new pandemic.


Latest Story

  • The west must stand up for Ukraine

    Marko Pavlyshyn     |      January 27, 2022

    The West needs to stand up against Putin’s bullying of Ukraine and show determination, unity, and a serious commitment to uphold international legal norms and defend freedom and democracy against Russia’s authoritarian and neo-imperial designs.

  • Cutting the toll of migrant beach drownings

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      January 27, 2022

    Beach safety education needs to be better targeted at multi-cultural Australian migrant communities if drownings at the nation’s beaches are to be reduced.

  • AUKUS empowers a wider regional role

    Chris Wooding     |      January 27, 2022

    The AUKUS agreement could encourage Australia to review its ‘middle power’ mentality and step up as a regional leader to help its Pacific neighbours thwart the pervasive threat of grey-zone warfare.

  • Welcome developments in data protection, but are they enough?

    Malcolm Crompton     |      January 26, 2022

    The blurring lines between conversations about privacy, data sovereignty, AI, anti-trust and even democracy create fertile conditions for innovation in protecting personal data.

  • Measuring social inclusion for mental health

    Open Forum     |      January 26, 2022

    An award-winning Orygen researcher’s unique measure of social inclusion is set to deliver significant benefits for people living with mental ill-health.

  • Bedtime is the best time

    Open Forum     |      January 26, 2022

    Late night movies, gaming marathons and impromptu sleepovers may have featured over the holidays, but as we near a new school term, UniSA sleep experts say it’s time to settle kids back into a regular sleep routine.

  • Patient data can help prevent overdiagnosis

    Simon Coghlan     |      January 25, 2022

    The increasing use of digital technologies in medical screening may lead to a rise in overdiagnosis that could be prevented by a new focus on patient data.

  • Understanding Putin’s threat to Ukraine

    Open Forum     |      January 25, 2022

    Vladimir Putin’s military build-up on the Ukraine border threatens to plunge Europe into a wider war, and appeasement or acquiescence will only bolster his dreams of restoring the Soviet empire.

  • Soil regeneration lags behind revegetation

    Open Forum     |      January 25, 2022

    The restoration of cleared and degraded Australian landscapes takes time and patience, but the extent of residual soil deficiencies surprised researchers studying the results of a six-year native planting project in South Australia.

  • Helping kids catch up in the pandemic recovery

    Open Forum     |      January 24, 2022

    Researchers have warned that children and adolescents must not be left behind in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery plans given the negative indirect impacts of the pandemic on this age group detailed in a new brief and research review by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

  • Remembering two giants of Australian art

    Catherine Speck     |      January 24, 2022

    Australia lost two important artworld figures in the last ten days – both were senior artists working in Adelaide but with a reach extending far beyond the city or the nation.

  • Reforming Australia’s medical billing

    Open Forum     |      January 24, 2022

    New research reveals GPs and specialists are ill-equipped to manage their Medicare compliance obligations, and have trouble accessing accurate advice and education, which can lead to billing errors. It finds that structural reforms are urgently needed to address the problem.