• Pacific

    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.


  • Culture

    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.


  • Business

    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.


Latest Story

  • Politics fast and slow

    Andy Marks     |      August 10, 2022

    The slow drip of bad news from inquiries into corruption at the heart of NSW politics is frustrating the Premier’s attempts to control the political agenda before the next state election.

  • Four days a week?

    Victoria Tichá     |      August 10, 2022

    Four-day work week trials have been running for the past couple of years, led by 4 Day Week Global, a not-for-profit coalition of business leaders, community strategists, work designers, and advocacy thought-leaders.

  • The travails of Taiwan

    Michael Shoebridge     |      August 10, 2022

    As with Vladimir Putin’s horrific invasion of Ukraine, Xi Jinping’s violently aggressive actions in the past few days against Taiwan – and Japan – clearly reveal China’s true nature and intentions.

  • Eyes in the sky over the Pacific

    David Brewster     |      August 9, 2022

    Combining data from space platforms and terrestrial craft will boost Australia’s awareness of maritime activities, from illegal fishing to Chinese naval movements, in the Indo-Pacific.

  • Waste not, want not

    Mark Boulet     |      August 9, 2022

    Large households throw away the most food. In an attempt to stop the waste, a simple idea is showing great promise.

  • Bringing species back from the brink

    Philip McGowan     |      August 9, 2022

    Mankind has driven many species into extinction since the end of the last ice age, but controlling invasive species and protecting habitat can help support efforts to save those teetering on the brink.

  • Can virtual nurses ease aged care staffing woes?

    Micah Peters     |      August 8, 2022

    “Virtual care” has been mooted as a solution to aged care staff shortages, but better pay, mandated care time, and greater accountability and transparency regarding the use of funds would do more to make aged care a more attractive sector to work in.

  • Digital development in the Pacific

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      August 8, 2022

    Technological change is both an opportunity and risk for Pacific nations. Australia must take this into consideration when engaging in development programs.

  • When medical software goes wrong

    Megan Prictor     |      August 8, 2022

    The use of clinical support software is beneficial in most cases but if it malfunctions, a doctor’s duty of care makes them liable for any mistakes.

  • The nudge don’t work

    Grace Lee Hooi Yean     |      August 7, 2022

    The effectiveness of ‘nudging’ people towards beneficial goals remains uncertain, but the technique is still being tried across a range of commercial and public spheres, including environmental awareness.

  • Generation meme

    Intifar Chowdhury     |      August 7, 2022

    Research into media consumption shows that young people learn about politics through tweets, spoofs and memes today, rather than school, civic organisations and the traditional media.

  • Strange, new and deadly

    Jennifer Schumann     |      August 7, 2022

    While attitudes to some drugs, such as cannabis, are softening, an influx of new drug compounds to the streets and clubs are raising new concerns.