• All onboard for green hydrogen

    Steven Percy     |      January 17, 2022

    Several Australian states are well placed to produce green hydrogen from renewable energy as a zero-emissions way to transport energy.

  • Is optimism on your risk register?

    Victor Perton     |      January 15, 2022

    An optimistic mindset will help reframe the challenges of our time as opportunities rather than constraints and bring people together in the search for solutions.

  • New year, new hope for the future?

    Jayashri Kulkarni     |      December 31, 2021

    The fresh start of a new year is always imbued with renewed hope that things will get better. As we enter 2022, after two years of living with COVID-19, this hope is stronger than ever.

  • The ethical new normal

    Hugh Breakey     |      December 30, 2021

    Our lives have changed in unprecedented ways over the last two years of pandemic restrictions, challenging us to think differently about the power of government, science and what we owe each other.

  • Dances with data

    Peter Martin     |      December 27, 2021

    While graphs can be used to massage or misrepresent data, they can also clarify trends at a glance.

  • Making our own luck

    Michael Shoebridge     |      December 23, 2021

    Though COVID and China continue their threats to our internal health and external security, Australia is entering the new year in much better shape than a year ago.

  • Community services under COVID strain

    Ben Knight     |      December 22, 2021

    A national survey of community organisation staff reveals the sector is struggling to meet the increasing demand for services in the latest wave of COVID-19 infections.

  • Rethinking research priorities

    Ksenia Sawczak     |      December 19, 2021

    The government’s latest effort to refocus research priorities on commercial and practical outcomes may not prove any more successful than previous attempts.

  • Death to death duties

    Richard Holden     |      December 15, 2021

    The Productivity Commission argues that allowing people to pass on more of their wealth to their children would reduce inequality, rather than entrenching it.

  • Are drugs a health or legal problem?

    John Coyne     |      December 14, 2021

    Australia’s federal, state and territory governments see illicit drug addiction as a law enforcement, rather than a health issue, but targeting supply alone is not a winning strategy.

  • To have and have not

    Open Forum     |      December 12, 2021

    Almost 90% per cent of Australians believe the COVID-19 pandemic has increased social divides, with an increasing gulf between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

  • The power of no

    Open Forum     |      December 10, 2021

    The latest HILDA survey shows that greater self-control is associated with improved life outcomes including health and satisfaction.