• Energy and Environment

    #Turn off the gas


    Lucy Watt |  August 6, 2020


    Australia should adopt the WHO manifesto for a healthy recovery from Covid-19 to ensure we protect nature, ensure access to clean water, and make the transition to clean energy.


  • Society

    The dog’s breakfast of strata pet laws


    Ebony Stansfield |  August 6, 2020


    NSW pet tenancy laws do not reflect the needs of society, with strata by-laws impacting the vulnerable, say UNSW experts.


  • Health

    5 design trends reshaping healthcare institutions


    Derek Lotts |  August 6, 2020


    Health care institutions are being forced to adapt to the current pandemic, but are also looking to improve their services in terms of institutional design as well as the delivery of care.


Latest Story

  • ‘Building back better’: Post-COVID opportunities for older workers

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      August 5, 2020

    Australia cannot afford to waste the human and economic potential of its senior citizens when the country begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Internet of junk

    Ben Knight     |      August 5, 2020

    5G could force greater product obsolescence as non-compatible devices get left behind, but there are ways to stem the e-waste avalanche.

  • Another bloody century

    Mohan Malik     |      August 5, 2020

    The triple crises of geopolitical power shifts, the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic disasters that flow from it will shape global politics, restructure global supply chains and bring an end to unregulated globalisation.

  • Won’t somebody think of the skills?

    Benjamin Blackshaw     |      August 4, 2020

    The Federal government’s new plans for higher education may erode, rather than enhance, the broad skills required for innovation and economic growth in the future.

  • Why Melbourne’s business restrictions should work

    Philip Russo     |      August 4, 2020

    By clamping down on personal interactions, the sweeping new business restrictions in Melbourne should reduce the number of community infections to more manageable numbers within the next few weeks.

  • China’s third revolution

    Anastasia Kapetas     |      August 4, 2020

    On the brink of a new cold war, China has more instruments of power than it has ever had, but its challenges and missteps mean that the world’s democratic countries still have the upper hand – at least for the moment.

  • Victoria’s ‘state of disaster’

    Adrian Esterman     |      August 3, 2020

    Premier Dan Andrews declared a state of disaster from 6pm on Sunday in Victoria, imposing a nightly curfew on Melbourne and giving the government and police extra powers to enforce the new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Helping school kids cope

    Helen Cahill     |      August 3, 2020

    In the wake of an emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic, social and emotional learning programs in school can play a vital role in supporting student mental wellbeing.

  • A lifeline for Australian media?

    Rob Nicholls     |      August 3, 2020

    Cash strapped Australian media companies have been thrown a lifeline through a new draft code which allows them to bargain – individually or collectively – with Google and Facebook to be paid for the content they provide.

  • Why a learner profile makes more sense than the ATAR

    David Geelan     |      August 2, 2020

    Broadening the ways we measure and represent the outcomes of the senior years of schooling has the potential to broaden our vision of school itself.

  • The tiny plants that hold deserts together

    Isabelle Dubach     |      August 2, 2020

    Miniscule plants growing on desert soils can help drylands retain water and reduce erosion, UNSW researchers have found, but are threatened by over-grazing.  

  • Farewell to the jumbo-jet

    Nancy Schneider     |      August 2, 2020

    With flights grounded and Australia’s borders shut, Qantas has retired its final Boeing 747 several months earlier than initially planned.  The jumbo jet was pivotal in reducing Australia’s tyranny of distance.