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  • Fighting the virus – and the President

    Emi Berry     |      April 17, 2021

    During the inaugural David Cooper Lecture, Dr Anthony Fauci shared fascinating insights into the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80s, the global response to COVID-19 and the politics of anti-vaxxers.

  • Scroogled

    Katharine Kemp     |      April 17, 2021

    The current review of the Federal Privacy Act could be the beginning of a process to obtain fairer privacy practices for consumers, but any reforms from this review will be a long time coming.

  • Diving into the past

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 17, 2021

    Divers in Sydney and the NSW North Coast are being asked to contribute their old and new diving photos, videos, observations and knowledge to a new UNSW Sydney research project.

  • Is the cure worse than the disease?

    Max Thomas     |      April 16, 2021

    The dangers of lead in the environment are well understood, but unleaded petrol can cause problems of its own.

  • Defence needs to rethink its disaster-relief strategy

    Matthew Page     |      April 15, 2021

    If the 2019–20 bushfire and cyclone seasons and Covid-19 are anything to go by, the Australian Defence Force is going to be central to many, if not all, of the government’s national disaster response and resilience policies.

  • No excuse for child abuse

    Open Forum     |      April 15, 2021

    A national survey began this week to find out for the first time how many Australians have experienced child abuse. 

  • The security implications of climate change

    Cheryl Durrant     |      April 14, 2021

    A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the federal government has overlooked the national security threats of climate change.

  • National Careers Institute: Helping to shape future careers

    National Careers Institute     |      April 14, 2021

    This week’s guest blogger is the team at the National Careers Institute, which formally commenced in June 2020 as Australia’s front door to careers information and support.

  • Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear

    David McInnis     |      April 14, 2021

    A new book explores the hundreds of plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences that are now lost to us, and their value to early modern drama.

  • ADHD or not ADHD, that is the question

    Luise Kazda     |      April 14, 2021

    More and more children are diagnosed as suffering from ADHD, but the medicalisation of a range of normal behaviours does nobody, least of all our children, any good.

  • Keyboard crusaders

    Open Forum     |      April 13, 2021

    In an attention economy, the loudest voice isn’t always the most impactful. At a time when supporters of various causes are shouting louder than ever, Monash experts are finding new ways of getting important, accurate information to the community using a different tactic.

  • The complexities of predicting the effects of climate change

    Ary Hoffmann     |      April 13, 2021

    Some of Australia’s iconic ecosystems are collapsing, which is likely exacerbated by climate change. But we must understand the dynamics of our ecosystems in order to protect them.