• Science and Technology

    Legislation + assessment = privacy


    Malcolm Crompton |  April 9, 2020


    A formula to assess the privacy risks of information platforms could play a useful role in protecting the public, informing investors and shaping government policy.


  • Coronavirus

    Cometh the hour, cometh the Morrison?


    Open Forum |  April 9, 2020


    Leaders are often defined by how they respond to disasters – historically, the greatest leaders have steered us through the darkest times – and Scott Morrison’s premiership will be remembered for how he handled the coronavirus crisis.


  • Science and Technology

    Staying safe when you need help with your computer


    Norm McLaughlin |  April 9, 2020


    With millions of us confined to our homes because of the coronavirus, there has never been a greater need for remote computer support. But how do you find someone trustworthy to help when your computer plays up?


Latest Story

  • Making the best of isolation

    Terry Bowles     |      April 8, 2020

    Self-isolation needn’t be a burden; it can be an opportunity for self-reflection and renewal. Here are some tips for preparing yourself and, possibly even, enjoying the experience.

  • Lessons from past pandemics

    John Tang     |      April 8, 2020

    From the bubonic plague to the Spanish flu, pandemics are not new, but the modern world brings with it amazing advancements and particular challenges.

  • Will freedom be a casualty in the war against COVID-19?

    Jeannie Marie Paterson     |      April 8, 2020

    Mass digital surveillance is increasingly being used around the world to control COVID-19. But once the pandemic fades, will the surveillance stay?

  • Covid-19: Engaging our leadership, our humanity, our values

    Kristy Muir     |      April 7, 2020

    The Covid-19 crisis is proving bigger than any of us could have imagined but we should not underestimate our roles, our actions and the power in them to come through this crisis together.

  • Friendly fire in the war on COVID-19

    Christian Enemark     |      April 7, 2020

    In responding to the dreaded Coronavirus outbreak, governments on a war footing face a policy dilemma: remedy or overkill? It is right and important, always, to be sensitive to the possibility that government action might do more harm than good.

  • COVID-19 and the environmental crisis

    Jacques Godfroid     |      April 7, 2020

    The environment has all but disappeared from political discourse as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 seems to be our “payback” for the excesses of globalisation and man’s exploitation of nature.

  • Helping the Pacific survive COVID-19

    Richard Herr     |      April 6, 2020

    The small, developing nations of the Pacific are facing incredible health and economic challenges from the Covid-19 threat, and while Australia battles its own outbreak, it can also take effective measures to help its neighbours.

  • The world has to work together

    Ramesh Thakur     |      April 6, 2020

    The death of globalisation and global institutions in the face of COVID-19 is much exaggerated. A universal pulling up of drawbridges behind national moats would do collective self-harm.

  • We’re steering in the right direction, but we’ll need a bigger boat

    Richard Holden     |      April 6, 2020

    If we continue to think of fiscal responses to this crisis as loans that need to be paid back on a short clock, we will damage the ability of the economy to come out this crisis healthy enough to grow away the debt.

  • Nurses are not just needed now, they are essential to post-pandemic recovery

    Stacy Blythe     |      April 5, 2020

    Nurses have proven their worth during the COIVD-19 pandemic and they will also play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

  • Humanising the containment of COVID-19

    John Harley Breen     |      April 5, 2020

    An ‘every nation for itself’ approach risks heightening tensions at a time of waning trust in governments and rising geopolitical tensions.

  • We reap what we sow in terms of national resilience

    John Coyne     |      April 5, 2020

    Covid-19 has shown that market forces aren’t enough to ensure adequate national resilience in myriad areas, and that too much of our preparation for such emergencies was predicated on good luck.