• Australia’s anti-semitism envoy

    Dan Goodhardt     |      July 12, 2024

    The Albanese government has named Jewish lawyer and businesswoman Jillian Segal as the county’s first antisemitism special envoy.

  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

    Andrew Henderson     |      July 6, 2024

    Eggs are the latest staple food to be in short supply in Australia’s supermarkets, amplifying calls for a proper food security strategy.

  • Seven steps to success in scaling social programmes

    Breanna Wright     |      July 1, 2024

    A new online resource outlines a seven-step process to help program managers and social innovators expand a program and deliver it at scale.

  • The dire debate

    Adam Bartley     |      July 1, 2024

    Joe Biden looked old against an unrepentant Donald Trump in the first presidential debate of the 2024 US Presidential election. What can be gleaned from perhaps the worst Presidential debate in history?

  • Speak free or die

    Mark Taylor     |      June 29, 2024

    Free speech is not merely about the right to speak; it is about the right to think. It is about the fundamental human dignity that comes from being treated as a rational agent capable of processing information and forming one’s own conclusions. To deny this right is to deny our very humanity.

  • High-speed rail must include the regions

    James Whitten     |      June 26, 2024

    Even after four decades of studies and debate, Australia is yet to develop a plan that integrates regional cities into a high-speed rail network

  • Melbourne’s big build

    Janet Stanley     |      June 25, 2024

    Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop aims to help the city become more equitable – but better integration of land use and transport could deliver more benefits for less money

  • OK Computer

    Emma Baillie     |      June 25, 2024

    Australia’s live music scene is already suffering in the wake of COVID and the inflation crisis, but AI-generated muzak could put the industry under even greater pressure.

  • Walk back to health

    Tash Pocovi     |      June 25, 2024

    The recurrent nature of low back pain places a major burden on the health service as well as individuals but a combination of gentle walking and education can help many people recover.

  • Might social media be good for you?

    Peggy Kern     |      June 24, 2024

    Social media gets a bad rap these days, but it’s worth considering the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ we use social media when we’re thinking about whether it’s good for our mental health

  • 5 steps towards electric transport

    Open Forum     |      June 4, 2024

    University of Queensland researchers have outlined 5 key steps would could accelerate Australia’s transition to electric vehicles.

  • When the truth goes up in smoke

    Open Forum     |      June 3, 2024

    Although the tobacco industry has a long history of subverting science to deny the harm caused by smoking, few leading medical journals actually ban research wholly or partly funded by the industry.