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  • Could treaties help close the political gap in Indigenous health?

    Dominic O'Sullivan     |      May 25, 2020

    New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi shows the potential such agreements might hold for health and other issues in Australia.

  • Reconstructing pharmaceutical chains after COVID-19

    Raghbendra Jha     |      May 25, 2020

    India’s pharmaceutical industry is set to benefit as the world looks to diversify the global supply chain away from China.

  • Turning down the gas?

    Peter Farley     |      May 25, 2020

    The evidence strongly suggests a significant decline in natural gas usage in Australia despite reports of increased government funding for gas. 

  • How will the arts recover from COVID-19?

    Paul Rae     |      May 24, 2020

    Working with the limitations and opportunities of online interfaces, artists whose careers survive the pandemic will emerge with an altered sense of what they do, and of their place in society.

  • Time for a universal basic income?

    Anne Décobert     |      May 24, 2020

    The socio-economic crisis brought about by COVID-19 reveals cracks in existing social welfare systems and the need for radical transformation.

  • COVID-19 makes waves for international shipping

    Sam Bateman     |      May 24, 2020

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cruise ship industry has attracted much attention in recent weeks. But the associated global economic slowdown means that the impact of the crisis on other parts of international shipping will be even more severe.

  • Volunteers nurture resilient, strong and connected communities

    Rebekah Grace     |      May 23, 2020

    Volunteers make an enormous contribution to Australian society, but the coronavirus has created new challenges for individuals and organisations alike.

  • Back to school – for now

    Neil Selwyn     |      May 23, 2020

    As many families and schools look forward to returning to face-to-face teaching, we need to take stock and prepare ourselves for the possibility of further bouts of remote home schooling.

  • Can a vaccine be found against COVID-19?

    Open Forum     |      May 23, 2020

    As COVID-19 restrictions ease, medical scientists across the globe are searching for potential vaccines against the deadly virus, but there’s no certainty that one will ever be found, and if one is, it may not happen quickly.

  • Taking back the beach

    Michelle O’Shea     |      May 22, 2020

    After being closed to the public in the coronavirus lockdown, Australia’s beaches are now opening again but there are wider access issues for women and minorities.

  • Hospital at home

    Open Forum     |      May 22, 2020

    Care delivered as “Hospital in the Home” is growing rapidly in Australia, and helping the nation to record fewer hospital readmissions and fewer deaths.

  • Welcome to post-pandemic Australia

    Tim Harcourt     |      May 22, 2020

    The Australia emerging from the coronavirus crisis will be different from before. We will still trade with the world, but we will take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.