• America

    Arvanitakis on American Politics: The third debate and 12 days to the election


    James Arvanitakis |  October 24, 2020


    The US election is already underway, as 40 million have already voted by mail, and the clock towards the most contentious election result in living memory is already ticking.


  • Society

    Domestic violence programs are failing women


    Lillian Andrews |  October 24, 2020


    However well-intentioned, violence prevention efforts are often entirely ineffective, failing to protect the victims they are designed to help.


  • Business

    The USA v Google


    Katharine Kemp |  October 24, 2020


    The US Department of Justice claims Google is illegally monopolising the markets for online search and search advertising in the biggest monopoly case since the 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft, but the legal action may take several years to reach any conclusion.


Latest Story

  • Tackling gender inequality early in Asia and the Pacific

    Cathy Vaughan     |      October 23, 2020

    A major study across 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific reveals the stark gender inequalities faced by adolescents, providing a roadmap for effective action.

  • Resilient supply chains can inoculate against vaccine nationalism

    John Denton     |      October 23, 2020

    As governments focus on making supply chains more resilient, they would be wise to neither overstate the problem nor understate the private sector’s response. Critically, they must ensure a global, fair and functional vaccine supply chain.

  • Australian carp virus plan ‘dead in the water’?

    Open Forum     |      October 23, 2020

    UK researchers say that the Aussie government’s plan to release a virus into our waterways to kill off non-native carp is unlikely to work, and should be tossed overboard.

  • Visions of beauty: Petaurus breviceps

    Mark Nicol     |      October 22, 2020

    The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is one of Australia’s most iconic marsupials. Threatened by habitat destruction across its diminishing range, author Mark Nicol recalls encounters with these and other Australian fauna on a once idyllic South Australian wildlife haven.

  • Truck crashes demand better safety standards

    Rachel Gray     |      October 22, 2020

    Relying on regulation through licensing alone will not combat unsafe trucking practices, says UNSW’s Dr Christopher Walker.

  • On ‘yer cargo bike

    Robbie Napper     |      October 22, 2020

    Sales of bikes have been booming, but as well as indulging our fantasies of riding in the Tour de France on a new sports machine, less glamorous cargo bikes can help people move packages and shopping.

  • Cathy Freeman, Jemma Mi Mi and the delusion of inclusion

    Jim McKay     |      October 21, 2020

    The recent ABC TV documentary about Olympian Cathy Freeman allowed the champion runner to tell her own story and raise some unsettling questions about the continuing extent of racism in this country.

  • Making supply chains great again

    ANU Editorial Board     |      October 21, 2020

    COVID-19 highlighted the interconnected nature of modern economies and how disruptions can spread rapidly to other countries through complex production systems.

  • What’s next for Jacinda Ardern?

    Jennifer Lees-Marshment     |      October 21, 2020

    New Zealanders want leadership that shows care and concern but also takes action and accomplishing this amid a global health and economic crisis is not going to be easy.

  • Extra care spending would almost pay for itself

    Janine Dixon     |      October 20, 2020

    Extra spending on childcare, aged care and disability care would produce an bigger bang for the buck than most of the extra spending announced in the budget, as well as producing better outcomes for women.

  • Modelling society

    Jason Thompson     |      October 20, 2020

    Computational social science has come to the fore in the COVID-19 response, allowing policy makers to trial policies on ‘artificial societies’ and see the results – before doing it in real life.

  • COVID won’t kill populism

    Nicholas Gruen     |      October 20, 2020

    Populist politicians around the world have struggled to cope with the COVID crisis, due in part to their disdain for traditional institutions.