• Disaster resilience should be an election issue

    Markus Höllerer     |      May 18, 2022

    After three years of fires and floods, the federal election should have offered an opportunity to promote plans for improving national disaster governance and resilience.

  • Redesigning supply chains for greater resilience

    Gillian Savage     |      April 24, 2022

    For too long, our approach to supply chains has prioritised low cost over other factors, but cheaper is not better if it comes with unacceptable risk.

  • Lessons from my Grandmother

    Bradley Hastings     |      April 20, 2022

    Artificial intelligence is set to sweep many jobs away, as businesses replace people with cheaper, more compliant machines, but previous generations have also faced upheavals in the labour market, and their resilience can be instructive today.

  • Supply-chain lessons from the COVID years

    John Coyne     |      March 15, 2022

    The government needs to promote discussions with the private sector about supply-chain resilience, nation-building and sovereignty to ensure the lessons learned over the last two years lead to action in the future.

  • Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

    Bob Ford     |      March 9, 2022

    The current flood crisis – and international events – highlight the need for better long term planning in government to protect the nation against both natural and man-made threats.

  • Teaching resilience in schools

    Open Forum     |      February 7, 2022

    Clinicians are calling for coping and social skills training and more extra-curricular activities in schools to help prevent increasing mental health problems in children, according to a new study.

  • Shaping a better future for Australia

    Gillian Savage     |      February 2, 2022

    We need to embrace uncertainty, engage with complexity and break down the silos – Our economic prosperity, national resilience and ultimate security depend on it.

  • Five factors driving current stock shortages

    Jack Cadeaux     |      February 2, 2022

    The constant stock shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic are due to a wider range of factors than just panic buying by consumers or labour shortages in supply chains.

  • Building resilience in remote Aboriginal students

    Open Forum     |      January 19, 2022

    More than 1,000 students and teachers from remote Northern Territory schools are implementing a new Skills for Life resilience programme.

  • Supermarket shelves run empty – again

    Flavio Macau     |      January 10, 2022

    Australia has experienced plenty of supermarket shortages since the COVID pandemic began, but the current shortages are caused by staff absences, rather than a lack of goods or panic buying.

  • Supply chains strained in 2022

    Sarah Schiffling     |      January 10, 2022

    Supermarket shelves around Australia are running bare again as staff shortages caused by omicron bite, but around the world, more fundamental supply chain problems are set to persist well into the new year.

  • We’ll still need resilience in 2022

    Open Forum     |      January 9, 2022

    Thanks to the pandemic, 2021 was characterised by family, social and financial dislocation, but strengths built through adversity will help us cope individually and collectively in an uncertain start to 2022.