• Overshare

    Open Forum     |      June 18, 2021

    Aussie researchers who analysed more than 20,000 free apps on the Google Play Store found serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices in a range of popular health-centred phone apps.

  • Teamwork can achieve net-zero emissions

    Open Forum     |      June 17, 2021

    The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has released its Australian Energy Transition Research Plan, calling on researchers, research funders and government to shift the dial on Australia’s transition to a zero carbon economy.

  • Crocodile country

    Open Forum     |      June 15, 2021

    A new species of large prehistoric crocodile that roamed south-east Queensland’s waterways millions of years ago has been documented by University of Queensland researchers.

  • The green shoots of recovery

    Open Forum     |      June 12, 2021

    While Germany, Italy and the United States will participate in the G7 summit as global leaders in green competitiveness, Australia will attend as a ‘green laggard’, according to a new global analysis. 

  • The road to hell

    Open Forum     |      June 11, 2021

    Health impacts of major transport projects are too often glossed over during the planning phases, allowing issues such as air and noise pollution, residents’ mental health and impact on children’s health to escape the scrutiny they deserve.

  • A helping hand for mothers

    Open Forum     |      June 10, 2021

    Recognising the symptoms of maternal anxiety and depression can be difficult, but a new app developed by the University of South Australia and parent support group Village Foundation will help thousands of women monitor their mental health during pregnancy and after birth.

  • Two is the magic number

    Open Forum     |      June 9, 2021

    The keys to collaboration between small business and the research sector have been revealed in a major new report. A survey of small to medium businesses found those in collaborations with researchers were introducing more products and better protected from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Meet Australia’s largest dinosaur

    Open Forum     |      June 8, 2021

    What’s as long a basketball court, taller than a giant truck and has just stomped into the record books as Australia’s largest dinosaur?

  • Wild horses

    Open Forum     |      June 7, 2021

    Deputy Premier John Barilaro has proven firsthand that his Kosciuszko feral horse protection law is an environmental, political and cultural failure,” according to a “Reclaim Kosci” spokesman.

  • Batteries included

    Open Forum     |      June 6, 2021

    Community-scale batteries are already achievable in Australia, will complement existing household batteries and will allow more solar energy to be stored in our suburbs, according to analysis from The Australian National University.   

  • G20 education ministers urged to back climate education

    Open Forum     |      June 5, 2021

    Education Ministers from across the globe are being urged to prioritise quality climate education as a major outcome at the next UN Climate Conference when they meet in Italy as part of the G20 meetings.

  • Mapping bio-diversity brings economic benefits

    Open Forum     |      June 3, 2021

    A new report by Deloitte Access Economics has found every $1 invested in discovering all remaining Australian species will bring up to $35 of economic benefits to the nation.