• How COVID-19 exposed the flaws in aged care

    Tracey Bruce     |      July 8, 2020

    There are many critical lessons arising out of COVID 19 for all sectors but governments, policy makers and bureaucrats need to pay particular attention to the deficiencies it has underlined in Australia’s aged care sector.

  • Happy retirement?

    Life Course Centre     |      July 7, 2020

    A new Life Course Centre Working Paper explores the impact of retirement on different domains of life satisfaction, wellbeing and happiness.

  • 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.