• How farming can fight climate change

    Open Forum     |      May 14, 2019

    Australia’s National Soil Advocate, former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery, has called on the major political parties to cut through the climate change debate and recognise that farmers have much of the answer to sequestering carbon.

  • The “Me Too movement” will receive the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize

    Open Forum     |      May 13, 2019

    Me Too founder Tarana Burke and Australian author and broadcaster Tracey Spicer will accept the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize on behalf of the movement on Thursday 14 November at the Sydney Town Hall.

  • Coral research reveals changes in El Niño

    Open Forum     |      May 9, 2019

    Australian scientists have used cores drilled from coral to produce a 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events which reveals the worrying extent of recent changes.

  • Sydney’s hidden housing problem

    Open Forum     |      May 7, 2019

    A new report released by the Sydney Policy Lab has found low income and vulnerable groups are being forced into informal and sometimes illegal housing arrangements, due to a lack of affordable alternatives.

  • Improving conditions in aged care

    Open Forum     |      May 6, 2019

    A new report has called for urgent reform of the working conditions in the aged care sector, which will address the shocking stories emerging from the aged care royal commission.

  • Calculating cost-effective conservation

    Open Forum     |      May 2, 2019

    Maintaining existing conservation areas might be a more cost-effective investment than expansion, according to new research led by The University of Queensland.

  • Ocean waves and winds are getting higher

    Open Forum     |      April 29, 2019

    A 33-year study shows that extreme ocean winds and wave heights are increasing around the globe, with the largest rise occurring in the Southern Ocean.

  • Dingoes and tourists will never mix

    Open Forum     |      April 28, 2019

    The Queensland Government has just announced the doubling of fines for intentionally feeding dingoes but a reduction in visitor numbers is also required to protect tourists on Fraser Island.

  • Motivated employees make safer workplaces

    Open Forum     |      April 25, 2019

    Motivated employees who take initiative at work could hold the key to making Australian workplaces safer, new research involving Curtin University researchers has found.

  • The shortening odds on a Labor victory

    Open Forum     |      April 22, 2019

    Australians don’t seem to like Labor leader Bill Shorten, yet according to the nation’s bookmakers, he’s odds-on to be the next prime minister.

  • What would happen if Scott Morrison wins?

    Open Forum     |      April 22, 2019

    If the Coalition manages to defy the opinion polls and wins the May election, what kind of Prime Minister is Scott Morrison likely to be?

  • 10% of Aussies consume half the nation’s alcohol

    Open Forum     |      April 21, 2019

    La Trobe University researchers have found the heaviest drinking 10 per cent of Australians drink over half the alcohol consumed in Australia, downing an average of six standard drinks per day.