• America

    Should Biden bow out?


    Emma Shortis |  July 19, 2024


    Despite his bombastic attempt to overthrow American democracy and a string of criminal convictions, Donald Trump is proving a strong challenger to Joe Biden, so should the ageing President bow out of the campaign?


  • #StandwithUkraine

    Sanction Chinese companies supporting Russia in Ukraine


    Benjamin Herscovitch |  July 19, 2024


    Australia should take concrete action against China’s material support for Russia’s illegal invasion and brutal occupation of Ukraine.


  • Environment

    Global forests in crisis


    Open Forum |  July 19, 2024


    Deforestation continues around the world, contributing to climate change as well as biological devastation, and Australia remains one of the world’s worst offenders.


Latest Story

  • Tackling Pacific misinformation

    Blake Johnson     |      July 18, 2024

    There needs to be stronger communications between governments and media across the Pacific to reduce the spread of misinformation.

  • Sydney’s traffic sclerosis

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      July 18, 2024

    Sydney’s fast growing population is generating traffic problems which the plethora of toll roads are doing nothing to alleviate, so what is the solution?

  • Science in the age of credulity

    Mark Taylor     |      July 18, 2024

    In an increasingly complex world, scientific literacy and the pursuit of scientific discovery remain essential for progress, sustainability, and the betterment of society.

  • Evaluating foreign aid

    Morgan Chen     |      July 17, 2024

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade should conduct more long-term evaluations of projects to ensure the effectiveness of its foreign aid program.

  • AI after death

    Open Forum     |      July 17, 2024

    A new paper explores the impact “deathbots” might have on the way grief is experienced and the ethical implications of using AI to ‘bring back the dead’.

  • The Siren’s Call

    Roger Chao     |      July 17, 2024

    These are difficult times but assuming things will go from bad to worse is a surefire way to make that happen. The future is ours to shape, and envisioning a brighter future is the first and most important step towards achieving it.

  • A history of violence

    Lester Munson     |      July 16, 2024

    Political assassination attempts are nothing new, and the bullet which almost took Donald Trump’s life could prove a turning point in the American election.

  • CFMEU corruption is a problem for Labor

    Michelle Grattan     |      July 16, 2024

    Channel Nine’s revelations of thuggery, kickbacks and the parachuting of senior bikie figures into lucrative union delegate roles on major Victorian construction projects has thrown the Construction Union into crisis.

  • Blair Witch turns 25

    Adam Daniel     |      July 16, 2024

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Blair Witch Project, a film that popularised the found-footage horror sub-genre, captivated a generation of horror fans and inspired a hundred copy-cats.

  • A toast to Pyrrho’s Hog

    Matthew Sharpe     |      July 15, 2024

    Montaigne was the first essayist, and perhaps the first modern philosopher, who used the different schools of post-platonic Greek thought to turn the lens of philosophy not on the world, but on himself.

  • Facing China together

    Andrew Forrest     |      July 15, 2024

    Australia’s leaders must be clear about the threat which an aggressive authoritarian China poses to the world, and the need for resolve in defending our freedom.

  • In praise of Stephen King

    Hannah Murray     |      July 15, 2024

    Stephen King has been pumping out horror fiction for over half a century, but Carrie, Pennywise and The Stand endure because his stories are grounded in an authentic depiction of modern suburbia.