• Business

    The power of the Indigenous business sector


    Michelle Evans |  May 13, 2021


    Each year, Indigenous businesses bring in at least $A4.9 billion; now first-of-its-kind research reveals the extent of the economic power and diversity of Australian Indigenous businesses.


  • Health

    Patients embraced telehealth during COVID-19


    Open Forum |  May 13, 2021


    The expansion of telehealth-supported access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic was roundly embraced by general practice patients, according to new Flinders University research.


  • Defence and Security

    Safeguarding digital sovereignty


    Marcus Thompson |  May 10, 2021


    The budget offers the government a chance promote Australian technology companies. Failing to do so will leave us all asking if Australia is fair dinkum about digital sovereignty.


Latest Story

  • Frydenberg shakes the money tree

    Michelle Grattan     |      May 12, 2021

    In addition to the boosts to women and aged care, many individuals and businesses will be scrutinising the budget for what it says about opening Australia back to the world when the pandemic ebbs.

  • Space startup Quasar takes off with CSIRO tech

    Open Forum     |      May 12, 2021

    Australian space startup Quasar Satellite Technologies is set to revolutionise space communication, allowing ground stations to talk to hundreds of satellites at once using technology developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.

  • Growing public support for compulsory vaccines

    David Smith     |      May 12, 2021

    New research has found widespread support among Australians for mandating COVID-19 vaccinations to protect vulnerable populations and speed the return to normality.

  • Rethinking NAPLAN

    Jane Wilkinson     |      May 11, 2021

    Schools survived without NAPLAN in 2020. They taught, they assessed, they reported, and – most importantly – they supported. From that lesson, we should reimagine the testing regime so that schools and students can be helped to thrive.

  • Like the weather

    Open Forum     |      May 11, 2021

    A brace of Flinders University studies offer fresh insight into our island continent’s climate variability and the effects of floods and drought on water supplies, agriculture, the environment and the nation’s future.

  • The myths and realities of youth crime in northern Australia

    Teagan Westendorf     |      May 11, 2021

    State and territory governments should address the problem of youth crime in northern Australia with coordinated justice and child protection policies.

  • People still want country newspapers

    Kristy Hess     |      May 10, 2021

    The majority of country press audiences prefer to read their local paper in print than online. In fact, many said they would stop reading their papers if they went digital only.

  • The heat is on

    Open Forum     |      May 10, 2021

    New research supports the development of thermoelectric devices to convert waste heat from industry into an energy source allowing Australian industries to harness the heat by-products from their operations.

  • Australian states can help reduce emissions

    Don Henry     |      May 9, 2021

    Australia’s Victorian Government has set a reduced emissions target of between 45 and 50 per cent by 2030. However, a more co-ordinated effort is needed by the States and Federal Governments.

  • Not cooking with gas

    Max Thomas     |      May 9, 2021

    Is natural gas making us sick? According to the Climate Council it contributes up to 12 per cent of the childhood asthma burden in Australia. So, should gas appliances including heaters, hot water services and cooktops be phased out?

  • Falling down

    Emi Berry     |      May 9, 2021

    Every year around the world, more than 684,000 people die as a result of a fall, and 172 million more are left with short- or long-term disability, but UNSW researchers say implementation of new fall prevention strategies could help save lives.

  • Bedtime, not screen time

    Ben Knight     |      May 9, 2021

    Research from the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney reveals parents perceive digital devices as necessary for their kids’ learning but are worried about the distraction and activities they’re missing out on.