• Preserving life and our quality of life

    Ramesh Thakur     |      May 6, 2020

    The trade off between public health and economic survival isn’t black and white. More targeted measures can protect those most at risk while allowing business and society to recover.

  • Party of one

    Rob Moodie     |      May 2, 2020

    Australia has a long and often troubled relationship with alcohol, and the prolonged COVID-19 isolation measures have the potential to bring out the worst of our national battle with the bottle.

  • The NRL’s COVID-19 playbook

    Michelle O’Shea     |      April 30, 2020

    Are the National Rugby League’s ambitious plans to restart its competition as quickly as possible a piece of strategic brilliance or just another scandal in the making?

  • Talking ’bout your generations

    Steven Roberts     |      April 26, 2020

    Will the effects of COVID-19 drive different generations apart or help bring us together in a common cause?

  • We will still remember them

    Frank Bongiorno     |      April 25, 2020

    Anzac Day was commemorated in 1919 despite the ravages of the Spanish flu. Over a century later, in 2020, we will remember those who fell defending freedom in pandemic conditions once again.

  • Recruiting, retaining and supporting foster carers is more important than ever

    Stacy Blythe     |      April 25, 2020

    Child and family health nurses should play a greater role in supporting the foster carers who look after tens of thousands of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

  • The COVID-19 treatment trials that ‘learn as they go’

    Robert Mahar     |      April 24, 2020

    Using Bayesian adaptive trial designs can ensure that we quickly hone in on the most promising treatments as the medical community scrambles to learn more about COVID-19.

  • How will Covid-19 change the world?

    Open Forum     |      April 19, 2020

    Social science and humanities experts from Monash University offer their views on the implications of COVID-19 for our relationships, governments and society.

  • This non-sporting life

    Brett Hutchins     |      April 19, 2020

    For the first time since the Second World War, the global sporting machine has ground to a standstill. Beyond the financial loss suffered to leagues and competitions, what is the effect on spectators?

  • Why virtual traffic jams are replacing real ones

    Carlo Kopp     |      April 14, 2020

    The real traffic jams on the nation’s roads may have eased with increasing travel restrictions, but with many more people working from home and using online entertainment, internet traffic jams are becoming a problem.

  • Don’t blame the pangolin

    Christine Johnson     |      April 14, 2020

    A new analysis of 139 instances where an animal virus has spread to humans shows these outbreaks are a human problem with a human cause, rather than the fault of the animal kingdom.  

  • The end of an open Australia?

    Leanne Weber     |      April 12, 2020

    Border control, both external and internal, has featured strongly in Australia’s response to the threat of the coronavirus, supplemented by other novel means to control human mobility.