• Pursuing the multinational tax cheats

    Annet Oguttu     |      August 16, 2019

    Glencore’s lawyers argued anything about the company in the Paradise Papers was “privileged” and the tax office should be prevented from using that information, but they would say that, wouldn’t they?

  • Debunking 5 myths about the Geneva Conventions

    Helen Durham     |      August 13, 2019

    The Geneva Conventions turned 70 on August 12. The anniversary offers a moment to celebrate all the lives the conventions have helped save and to remind the world of the importance of protecting people from the worst of warfare.

  • Should we work with AI – or kill it?

    Jeannie Marie Paterson     |      August 7, 2019

    Artificial intelligence is already impacting the way we work – but for the next generation of professionals, human-machine collaboration could be the norm. And now is the time to think about the values we want in that relationship.

  • Ethics are our best defence

    Simon Longstaff     |      August 7, 2019

    A strong, resilient society needs ethical, as well as physical and technical, infrastructure to resist the destabilising attacks of authoritarian regimes and terrorist movements.

  • Credit where it’s due?

    Seth Robinson     |      August 3, 2019

    As voters and employees, we are more likely to attribute the good outcomes of a leader’s decisions to luck, and bad ones to personal failure.

  • ACCC calls for sweeping reforms to curb the powers of digital media giants

    Malcolm Crompton     |      July 27, 2019

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has just released its final report for the Digital Platforms Inquiry, advocating for ‘significant, holistic’ reform of the sector.

  • Taking positive psychology into the classroom

    Anders Furze     |      July 24, 2019

    Positive psychology in schools can help students maintain their well-being and develop the skills they need for study and later life.

  • Elegy for the black-throated finch

    Felicity Fenner     |      July 23, 2019

    Australian artists are sending artistic representations of the threatened black-throated finch to politicians to protest against the Adani mine, which threatens the bird’s habitat.

  • Time to make a difference: Australia’s Jewish social justice summit

    Open Forum     |      July 22, 2019

    Some of Australia’s keenest minds and most influential advocates will come together in Sydney this month for a social justice summit exploring everything from climate change, sustainability, to refugees and ethical investing.

  • Colvin’s departure will leave a gaping hole in the AFP

    John Coyne     |      July 18, 2019

    The departure of Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin will leave a gaping hole in Australia’s law enforcement community that will be difficult to fill at a time when the AFP’s independence is under sustained threat.

  • Group punishment just makes kids hate school

    Jeffrey Thomas     |      July 16, 2019

    While group punishment is used in Australian schools, it is unfair and unlikely to improve behaviour – so why is it still acceptable in most education department policies?

  • Curtin to test ‘mini’ satellite in orbit with European Space Agency

    Open Forum     |      July 6, 2019

    Researchers from Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre have built their own pocket-sized satellite, which they will launch on a re-supply rocket to the International Space Station where it will be released into orbit.