• A league of their own? Why the NRL wins on male privilege

    Karen Brooks     |      July 3, 2020

    Rugby League’s preferential treatment in the COVID-19 shutdown while women’s sport was shutdown reveals both male privilege and the power of its commercial partnerships. It also makes a mockery of the NRL Chairman’s claim that “we’re all in this together”.

  • The barbarians inside the gates

    Jason Beale     |      July 2, 2020

    Urban protests against the death of George Floyd in the USA have metastasized into a wider assault against western culture and history, with figures from Winston Churchill to Captain James Cook feeling protestors’ ill-informed wrath.

  • Future proofing Australian students with ‘new credentials’

    Sandra Milligan     |      July 1, 2020

    A new report offers a glimpse into the next generation of school and university credentials and aims to redefine success for school leavers and graduates.

  • Australasia will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: What’s not to like?

    David Rowe     |      June 27, 2020

    Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand have won the right to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the middle of a global pandemic, sport in both countries surely has something to celebrate.

  • Is Australia doing enough to support the Pacific?

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      June 26, 2020

    The health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are being felt by our Pacific neighbours, and it’s in Australia interests to help.

  • Lifting the lid on abuse in the legal sector

    Jayne O'Connor     |      June 26, 2020

    The sexual harassment allegations against former judge Dyson Heydon underline the need for reform in the highly traditional court system.

  • Combating terrorism after COVID-19

    John Coyne     |      June 26, 2020

    The federal government should increase its efforts to prevent radicalisation of disaffected young people in Australia in the wake of COVID-19.

  • Eating the Earth

    Isabelle Dubach     |      June 25, 2020

    If we want to mitigate and solve the many global environmental issues the world is facing, we can’t rely on technology alone.

  • The faltering fight against modern slavery

    Marie Segrave     |      June 23, 2020

    The pandemic has given Australian companies a reprieve from reporting on the risk of modern slavery in their supply chains, but will this increase the exploitation of foreign workers making cheap goods for this country?

  • Facing up to our past

    Sharman Stone     |      June 16, 2020

    Australia’s history is complex and confronting, and needs to be known, and owned today to restore social harmony.

  • Is it the end of ‘Big Australia’?

    Open Forum     |      June 16, 2020

    COVID-19 has ended the immigration boom. In Australia, the tide of overseas workers and students that has contributed to 25 years of economic growth has stopped dead in its tracks.

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to real workplace change

    Michelle Evans     |      June 15, 2020

    Some may be sceptical of the business responses to the Black Lives Matter movement, but corporate activism can make a strong statement of support for social justice causes.