• Cat people

    Jonathan Losos     |      August 7, 2023

    Dogs think their owners are Gods because they provide them with food, shelter and warmth. Cats think they are Gods themselves for exactly the same reason, but how exactly did cats first domesticate humans and infiltrate themselves into our homes?

  • The fix is in

    Andy Walsh     |      August 4, 2023

    Corruption has haunted professional sport as long as it has existed, and the massive spread of online betting has increased the temptation to fix results in boxing, cricket, soccer, tennis and other sports.

  • Women’s soccer kicks on

    Ruth Jeanes     |      July 25, 2023

    A concerted push by the media and sporting authorities has turned the Women’s soccer world cup into a major event, but ongoing investment will be required to sustain this surge in interest.

  • Changing perspectives – testing an ageism intervention

    Joanna Maxwell     |      July 24, 2023

    A new report from the Australian Human Rights Commission supports the idea that ageism might be one of the easiest prejudices to shift in terms of public perception.

  • Measuring what matters?

    Ida Kubiszewski     |      July 21, 2023

    In an implicit admission that the Commonwealth budget may not measure what really matters, Treasurer Jim Chalmers is about to release what he is calling “Measuring What Matters” – Australia’s first national wellbeing framework.

  • Go Matildas!

    Abbey Boyer     |      July 20, 2023

    This year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off on 20 July 2023 with the Matildas playing the Republic of Ireland and offers a unique opportunity to get children – particularly girls – into team sport.

  • Why our need to learn peaks again in retirement

    Mike Rungie     |      July 19, 2023

    Finding ways to help older people ‘grow’ and remain productive and engaged over their increasingly longer lives will help us shift from an ageing society to an age-diverse society combining the speed, strength and zest common in younger people with the emotional intelligence and wisdom prevalent in older people: creating possibilities in society that have never existed before.

  • The language of philanthropy in Australia

    Rochelle Jones     |      July 19, 2023

    To move towards more equitable systems, we must be able to take a good look at the language we use when discussing philanthropy in this country.

  • Measuring what matters

    Michelle Grattan     |      July 12, 2023

    Australia’s first national “wellbeing framework”, to be released by Treasurer Jim Chalmers within weeks, will provide about 50 indicators of how Australians are doing, that will then be tracked over time.

  • Enough of experts?

    Cara Reed     |      July 4, 2023

    The authority of ‘experts’ to exercise power and influence in society is increasingly being questioned from many sides.

  • Cracking down on gambling

    Charles Livingstone     |      July 1, 2023

    Proposals to limit the power and reach of the gambling lobby are long overdue, given the harm it wreaks on individuals, families and society as a whole.

  • Looking to feminist and women’s rights movements to improve aid localisation

    Rochelle Jones     |      June 21, 2023

    Localisation is a key topic in the lead up to Australia’s highly anticipated new international development policy and feminist and women’s rights movements around the world can provide some food for thought.