• Building health system resilience

    Open Forum     |      June 23, 2022

    A team of Australian researchers have outlined a range of strategies to help the healthcare system respond better when disaster strikes and make sure nobody is left behind.

  • Living on the edge

    Open Forum     |      June 21, 2022

    Lovers of extreme sports are often dismissed as adrenalin junkies, thrillseekers and reckless risktakers, but Southern Cross University psychologist Dr Eric Brymer wants people to cast aside those negative perceptions.

  • Protecting Lord Howe island

    Open Forum     |      June 18, 2022

    The announcement of a NSW Government $32.9 million investment in biosecurity for Lord Howe will ensure the island stays rodent free and secure the recovery of threatened wildlife like the Lord Howe Island woodhen.

  • Back to the future

    Open Forum     |      June 17, 2022

    Virtual reality is usually seen as an interest of young people, but a toolkit to help aged care facilities integrate virtual reality into the lives of residents was recently been released by an Australian university.

  • The long La Niña

    Open Forum     |      June 13, 2022

    La Niña has brought floods to Queensland and New South Wales but droughts to Africa and South America and seems set to continue for several months yet.

  • Flourishing after the fires

    Open Forum     |      June 5, 2022

    Researchers at the Monash Fire to Flourish project are investigating how Australia’s fires and floods have prompted social, cultural and structural change in some of the nation’s affected rural towns.

  • Distributed energy is the key to decarbonisation

    Open Forum     |      June 2, 2022

    State governments should refocus attention from large scale renewable energy projects to the immense decarbonisation opportunities produced by distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles, and smart appliances.

  • Many paths to justice in Ukraine

    Open Forum     |      May 21, 2022

    It is unlikely the ICC will bring lasting justice in Ukraine, but there are many legal avenues that could help as well as victory on the battlefield against the Russian invaders.

  • Unglitching the matrix

    Open Forum     |      May 21, 2022

    New research from Monash University offers a new approach to help predict vulnerabilities in software code and strengthen cybersecurity.

  • The eyes have it

    Open Forum     |      May 11, 2022

    Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild cognitive impairments, according to a new study by the University of South Australia.

  • Australia lost the second debate

    Open Forum     |      May 10, 2022

    Sunday’s ill-tempered ‘debate’ between the leaders vying to be Australia’s next Prime Minister was an unedifying spectacle, and while the winner might be disputed, the loser was undoubtedly the Australian electorate.

  • New frog species gives hope for the future

    Open Forum     |      May 7, 2022

    In an age when many frogs and other amphibians are facing extinction due to habitat loss, disease and climate change, the discovery of a new frog species in a national park on the border of Queensland and New South Wales gives hope that all is not lost for the future.