• 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.

  • The growing global food crisis

    Open Forum     |      July 4, 2020

    The Commission for the Human Future’s second Round Table Conference on global threats and solutions has called for a worldwide effort to transform global food production to a system that is renewable, healthy and fair to all.

  • A new agenda for more resilient supply chains

    Heiko Borchert     |      July 3, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown ordered by governments to contain its spread and the unexpected oil price drop in March 2020 have crippled the world economy. These multiple shocks were a harsh wake-up call illustrating inadequate levels of national preparedness.

  • Save the world to save ourselves

    Rebekah Brown     |      June 29, 2020

    When we disrupt the natural environmental systems people depend on, when populations collide with exotic wild animals in a wet market, we find ourselves confronted with a global pandemic.

  • Manufacturing an opportunity from COVID-19

    Open Forum     |      June 23, 2020

    The post-COVID world could offer a golden moment to revive manufacturing in Australia’s cities, rather than continue to turn every industrial site into yet more apartments.

  • Rebuilding Australia after COVID-19

    David Lee     |      June 18, 2020

    There is a case to be made for a new Commonwealth agency to lead the recovery effort, built on the model of the Department of Post-War Reconstruction after the Second World War.

  • “One health” for the world

    Saba Sinai     |      June 16, 2020

    A “One Health” approach which combine animal, human, and environmental measures could help prevent another devastating pandemic and support a more holistic definition of security.

  • Securing supply chains after COVID-19

    ANU Editorial Board     |      June 11, 2020

    Supply chains can be made more resilient by making society more resilient. People should be able to shift jobs to respond to crises and external shocks as production priorities change rapidly.

  • Tough times teach us about resilience

    Sherry Landow     |      June 10, 2020

    Resilience is an adaptive process usually developed over a lifetime – but we’re taking a crash-course in it now.

  • “Economic distancing” would repeat historic errors

    Shiro Armstrong     |      June 10, 2020

    Instead of accentuating differences and retreating from openness, the lessons of past crises point to a need to realise the common interest in immunising the global economy from prolonged stagnation and depression.