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  • The burning season

    Open Forum     |      November 12, 2019

    The early-season bushfires in Queensland and NSW and ‘catastrophic’ conditions around Sydney are a worrying sign of more to come over the summer.

  • Australia can prosper by fighting climate change

    Ross Garnaut     |      November 12, 2019

    If Australia is to realise its immense opportunity in a zero-carbon world, it will need a different policy framework. We can make a strong start even with the incomplete and weak policies and commitments we have today.

  • A foot in both camps

    Dawn Lo     |      November 12, 2019

    From an initial interest in optometry to managing a start-up to joining one of the world’s biggest tech giant – UNSW Business School alumna Jenny Chu has tried it all in the pursuit of a fulfilling career.

  • Putin bounces back

    David Uren     |      November 12, 2019

    How does a country with an economy the size of Spain, corruption on a par with Papua New Guinea and life expectancy below Libya still cast a shadow over Europe?

  • Will Australia support a shift to lifelong learning?

    Caitlin Ruddock     |      November 11, 2019

    Dr Caitlin Ruddock reflects on the discussions at the recent GAP Summit on Lifelong Learning and the challenges Australian educationalists and policy makers face in closing our gaps in skills and knowledge.

  • The world needs political leadership from its democracies

    Chris Patten     |      November 11, 2019

    Democratic leaders must teach their electorates once again that countries must cooperate to tackle global problems such as mass migration, arms proliferation and environmental loss.

  • Employability is a matrix of person, context, and relationships

    Allison Creed     |      November 11, 2019

    Allison Creed of the University of Melbourne, and Peter McIlveen of the University of Southern Queensland argue that the employability of individuals is person-centred; context-sensitive; and relational rather than a mere a shopping list of skills.

  • No chance to dream

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    Artificial light and the use of technological devices are disrupting our natural patterns of sleep, and could be taking a heavy toll on our health.

  • Run for your life

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    There‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌substantial‌ ‌improvements‌ ‌in‌ ‌population‌ ‌health‌ ‌and‌ ‌longevity if‌ ‌more‌ ‌people‌ ‌took‌ ‌up‌ ‌running – and‌ ‌they‌ ‌wouldn’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌run‌ ‌that far‌ ‌or‌ ‌fast.

  • Australia’s diplomatic deficit

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      November 10, 2019

    Australia is spending less on diplomacy than ever before – and the nation’s influence abroad is suffering as a result.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics – What characterises today’s populists?

    James Arvanitakis     |      November 9, 2019

    It is easy to mock populist leaders and their supporters, but the pressure experienced by a dwindling middle class and the rising economic vulnerability that many people feel should not be so easily dismissed.

  • Restoring the balance of nature

    Open Forum     |      November 9, 2019

    A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world.