• Australia’s drug dependence: A multi-level response to supply-chain insecurity

    Iain D. Johnson     |      September 16, 2020

    Supply problems at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic sparked concerns about fragile pharmaceutical supply chains. Australia must consider how it can drive forward its domestic industry while also being a strong voice for regional cooperation.

  • A world in disorder

    Open Forum     |      September 16, 2020

    It would take 500 years to spend as much on preparedness as the world is currently losing due to COVID-19. The world cannot afford this cycle of panic and neglect.

  • Covid-19 shows the need to accelerate national policymaking

    Gillian Savage     |      September 9, 2020

    If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s that Australia needs to link long-term planning with emergency and operational coordination.

  • Our food system needs an overhaul

    Open Forum     |      September 8, 2020

    The Australian government needs a strategic policy approach to food, according to a new report by the Commission for the Human Future.

  • Embracing business vulnerabilities

    Mariano Heyden     |      August 25, 2020

    With COVID-19 exposing the fragility of our companies, the best-placed will be those with CEOs who understand the shortcomings, and the measures for managing them.

  • How to reduce offshore supply chain risks and create onshore manufacturing opportunities

    Ebony Stansfield     |      August 19, 2020

    There are a number of definitive ways Australia can improve innovation and onshore manufacturing while leveraging offshore capability and reducing supply chain risks.

  • Managing food security

    Open Forum     |      August 18, 2020

    A model for successfully managing food safety incidents has been developed by a diverse team of academics and researchers from Flinders University’s College of Medicine and Public Health, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • Global value chains in the post-COVID economy

    Satoshi Inomata     |      August 9, 2020

    COVID-19 is likely to accelerate the move toward ‘peer value chains’ among countries with similar institutional arrangements.

  • Fight for the future

    Open Forum     |      July 27, 2020

    Leading scientists and academics, business and civil society leaders, former politicians and famous artists have signed an open letter urging all Australians to take action in the face of major threats to humanity’s future.

  • Turning crisis into opportunity

    Robert Glasser     |      July 25, 2020

    Australia has a unique opportunity in the wake of the unprecedented disruption caused by the Black Summer and Covid-19 crises to boost national disaster resilience.

  • Protected cropping and resilience of the food supply chain

    Oula Ghannoum     |      July 21, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of our current food chains, and strengthened the argument for “protected cropping” systems in our farms and urban areas to ensure food production and supply.

  • The invisible enemies

    Kristina Keneally     |      July 18, 2020

    COVID-19 is just one of the invisible enemies which threaten Australia’s safety, security and democracy and require a thoughtful and united approach.