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  • How will the arts recover from COVID-19?

    Paul Rae     |      May 24, 2020

    Working with the limitations and opportunities of online interfaces, artists whose careers survive the pandemic will emerge with an altered sense of what they do, and of their place in society.

  • Time for a universal basic income?

    Anne Décobert     |      May 24, 2020

    The socio-economic crisis brought about by COVID-19 reveals cracks in existing social welfare systems and the need for radical transformation.

  • COVID-19 makes waves for international shipping

    Sam Bateman     |      May 24, 2020

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cruise ship industry has attracted much attention in recent weeks. But the associated global economic slowdown means that the impact of the crisis on other parts of international shipping will be even more severe.

  • Volunteers nurture resilient, strong and connected communities

    Rebekah Grace     |      May 23, 2020

    Volunteers make an enormous contribution to Australian society, but the coronavirus has created new challenges for individuals and organisations alike.

  • Back to school – for now

    Neil Selwyn     |      May 23, 2020

    As many families and schools look forward to returning to face-to-face teaching, we need to take stock and prepare ourselves for the possibility of further bouts of remote home schooling.

  • Can a vaccine be found against COVID-19?

    Open Forum     |      May 23, 2020

    As COVID-19 restrictions ease, medical scientists across the globe are searching for potential vaccines against the deadly virus, but there’s no certainty that one will ever be found, and if one is, it may not happen quickly.

  • Taking back the beach

    Michelle O’Shea     |      May 22, 2020

    After being closed to the public in the coronavirus lockdown, Australia’s beaches are now opening again but there are wider access issues for women and minorities.

  • Hospital at home

    Open Forum     |      May 22, 2020

    Care delivered as “Hospital in the Home” is growing rapidly in Australia, and helping the nation to record fewer hospital readmissions and fewer deaths.

  • Welcome to post-pandemic Australia

    Tim Harcourt     |      May 22, 2020

    The Australia emerging from the coronavirus crisis will be different from before. We will still trade with the world, but we will take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.

  • Australian property vs COVID-19

    Open Forum     |      May 21, 2020

    A group of 146 property experts shared their views on how COVID-19 is likely to affect Australia’s property market in a whitepaper produced by Ripehouse Advisory last month.

  • The illusion of a ‘middle power moment’

    Andrew Carr     |      May 21, 2020

    Middle ranking powers such as Australia are finding themselves squeezed by increasing tension between the super powers, and may be forced to choose pragmatism over idealism as a result.

  • Arts funding matters more than ever

    Charlotte Day     |      May 20, 2020

    People isolated during the COVID-19 crisis need the arts more than ever to feel connected with each other and society, but the collapse of employment and several institutions has also exposed the fragility of the sector.