• Coronavirus

    Remaking the world after COVID-19


    Ian Goldin |  March 30, 2020


    A new world order could be forged from the terrible fire of this pandemic if we work together to prioritise the needs of all our citizens, and overcome the divides between nations.


  • Climate Change

    Inspiring action on climate change


    David Holmes |  March 30, 2020


    When COVID-19 passes, climate change will still be waiting for us but politicians have shown us that radical, global measures to tackle a common threat are not only possible, but effective.


  • Health

    A chance to reframe health politics


    George Disney |  March 30, 2020


    The response to COVID-19 is a reminder of the huge capacity of states to improve health outcomes and exposes how our acceptance of suffering on the basis of ‘affordability’ costs lives.


Latest Story

  • Stay positive, Prime Minister

    Peter Bragge     |      March 29, 2020

    This is an incredibly difficult time for governments and other leaders in their efforts to modify public behaviour in the light of medical advice. Adding insights from behavioural science can help ensure the messages they deliver have the best possible effect.

  • Handling the “disenfranchised grief” of COVID-19

    Maggie Kirkman     |      March 29, 2020

    Public messaging informed by an understanding of “disenfranchised grief” is more likely to be experienced as helpful and reassuring and so encourage people to undertake the social distancing measures which will help protect us all.

  • Talking to your kids about coronavirus

    Christine Grove     |      March 29, 2020

    Children worry more if they’re kept in the dark, and may fill in the blanks with their imagination or with incorrect information, so it’s important to be honest in age-appropriate ways while allaying their concerns and validating their emotions.

  • All sport is global: A hard lesson from the pandemic

    David Rowe     |      March 28, 2020

    It has taken the wicked problem of a hyper-contagious virus emerging in East Asia and passing rapidly around the world to demonstrate the vulnerability of sport’s global system of just-in-time, continuous production.

  • Fake news can be fatal

    Carlo Kopp     |      March 28, 2020

    The deluge of fake news around coronavirus is a pandemic in itself, and if enough fake news consumers act upon the false beliefs or uncertainties being spread, it has the potential to be just as lethal.

  • Keeping aged care residents connected

    Jenny Waycott     |      March 28, 2020

    As COVID-19 increasingly impacts on our day-to-day lives, people in aged care homes are already isolated. But new technologies can play a role keeping residents connected to their loved ones.

  • We’ll be measured by how we help the vulnerable

    Ben Knight     |      March 28, 2020

    Disasters don’t affect people equally; they hit the poorest people the worst, and the coronavirus will be no different.

  • The grim outlook for Indonesia

    John McBeth     |      March 28, 2020

    Indonesian leaders initially ignored or dismissed the threat of coronavirus to their country, but the lack of testing, health care and social measures in the country has allowed the virus to take hold, with potentially devastating results.

  • Tales of the unexpected

    Filia Garivaldis     |      March 28, 2020

    The clearer and stronger the messages around what constitutes safe and risky behaviours are from government, the more persuasive these messages are, and the greater the chances of public adoption to fight COVID-19.

  • Keeping your head amid COVID-19

    Terry Bowles     |      March 28, 2020

    When there’s a crisis the first impulse can be fear and panic. But the COVID-19 pandemic demands clear thought, so here is one way to adapt your thinking.

  • Protecting older Australians from COVID-19

    Andrea Maier     |      March 28, 2020

    While Australia works to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are extra health considerations when it comes to older Australians and our ageing society.

  • 5 tips to help your kids learn at home

    Chelsea Hyde     |      March 28, 2020

    As schools in several Australian states close their doors, many parents are concerned about the disruption to their child’s education. So, what’s the best way to keep kids learning at home?