• Coronavirus

    Vaccinating against misinformation


    Australian Academy of Science |  January 17, 2021


    Australia’s top scientists urge Australians to continue to consult reputable sources of evidence-based information about COVID-19 vaccines.


  • Cybersecurity

    Strengthening Australia’s cyber-defences


    Open Forum |  January 17, 2021


    After China launched a series of cyber-attacks on Australian targets and Russia established a beachhead in some Australian networks, the Australian government stands at a crossroads in terms of cyber-security.


  • International

    Europe after Trump


    Colin Chapman |  January 17, 2021


    Decision makers and opinion formers in Europe viewed the Trump presidency with increasing apprehension and disquiet, but problems and issues will remain long after Biden takes office.


Latest Story

  • US Strategy in the Asian century

    John West     |      January 16, 2021

    The United States is a country that has lost its way in the emerging Asian Century. The new administration will face some daunting challenges in developing an effective strategy for the Asian Century.

  • Red herrings

    Caroline Tang     |      January 16, 2021

    Partially protected marine areas create confusion and don’t meet their broad conservation objectives, UNSW researchers have found.

  • Australia’s rising star in space

    Malcolm Davis     |      January 16, 2021

    Australia is one of eight nations to commit to the Artemis Accords, an agreement setting out principles for cooperation in civil exploration and peaceful use of the moon, Mars, near-earth comets and asteroids.

  • Shaping the America that Australia needs

    Peter Jennings     |      January 15, 2021

    Australia will need to court America’s support to resist an ever more aggressive China, and so good relations must be forged with Joe Biden’s new administration.

  • Food delivery services need a regulation overhaul

    Ebony Stansfield     |      January 15, 2021

    Governments are scared of appearing business ‘unfriendly’ if they intervene in the gig economy and big companies are using this to their advantage, say experts at UNSW Sydney.

  • China’s COVID origins cover-up

    Open Forum     |      January 15, 2021

    The Chinese Communist Party continues to resist attempts to investigate the origins of COVID-19 and persecute citizens who told the truth about it, while pushing falsehoods through its worldwide media machine.

  • Fight for the future

    Open Forum     |      January 14, 2021

    A loss of biodiversity and accelerating climate change in the coming decades coupled with ignorance and inaction is threatening the survival of all species, including our very own, according to the experts from institutions including Stanford University, UCLA, and Flinders University.

  • How weather affects our consumption

    Victoria Tichá     |      January 14, 2021

    Marketers and business managers benefit from knowing why weather may be associated with increased consumption and how this process may differ between men and women.

  • Trump’s Twitter ban and the limits of free speech

    Conor McLaughlin     |      January 14, 2021

    Trump’s recent suspension from social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook raises questions about the limits of free speech in a functioning democracy. The recent move signals that while online platforms welcome debate, when it is accompanied by violence they must draw a line.

  • Long term repercussions of the Capitol incursion

    Carla Winston     |      January 13, 2021

    The violent mob storming the US Capitol building has been described as a failed ‘coup attempt’ but though Joe Biden has been confirmed as President-Elect, the fallout could have much broader implications.

  • One black summer

    Open Forum     |      January 13, 2021

    The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires were a “wake up call” demonstrating the extreme effects of climate change in Australia, according to a group of experts who’ve published a new study examining the factors that caused the disaster.

  • 5 New Year’s resolutions for successful career growth

    Sophia Smith     |      January 13, 2021

    Many of us made New Year resolutions for our personal lives, but adopting some fresh habits in our working lives can also improve our professional lives.