• The future of work

    Open Forum     |      December 16, 2023

    The future of work in Australia is placed under the microscope by leading Australian academics in a new book that paints a realistic picture about the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies.

  • Puberty blues

    Lucas Walsh     |      December 15, 2023

    New data about the mental health of young people raises red flags about cost-of-living pressures – and offers a glimpse at a better approach.

  • Innovation in defence supply chains

    George Henneke     |      December 14, 2023

    Innovation is the lifeblood of the defence industry and can also create an international comparative advantage, encouraging exports that drive profitability and push investment into Australian businesses.

  • Poor families swelter in hot Australian homes

    Open Forum     |      December 13, 2023

    As another scorching summer approaches, a new report from Parents for Climate and Sweltering Cities reveals that millions of Australian children, including over 760,000 in poverty, face heightened health and education risks due to extreme heat in poorly insulated homes.

  • Poacher turned gamekeeper

    Open Forum     |      December 13, 2023

    A QUT researcher has suggested a technology widely used by fishing fleets to attract open ocean species could be used in Marine Protected Areas to protect, conserve and sustain exploited fish species.

  • Turning off the tap

    Michelle Grattan     |      December 11, 2023

    Politicians have boosted Australia’s economic performance through increases in immigration rather than productivity over the last 20 years, but the current housing and infrastructure crisis has prompted a rethink, not least in the much abused foreign student visa system.

  • What can we learn from Indigenous polycentric self-governance?

    Prof. James Guthrie     |      December 7, 2023

    Introducing the breadth of articles and topics in the new issue of BESS® – the Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems.

  • The real thing

    Open Forum     |      December 7, 2023

    The pandemic forced many events to be conducted online, rather than in person, but research confirms there’s no substitute for the real thing when it comes to making social connections.

  • How green was my advertising?

    Christine Parker     |      December 4, 2023

    A study of more than 8,000 ads served more than 20,000 times in people’s Facebook feeds found that many green claims are vague, meaningless or unsubstantiated and that consumers are potentially being deceived.

  • The way of the prokopton

    Sandra Woien     |      December 3, 2023

    The Stoics of Greece and Rome believed the practice of virtue is the key to a well-lived life and, at a time of existential threat, internal angst and modern anxiety, this ancient philosophy is enjoying a comeback, particularly among men alienated by political correctness but repelled by thug culture.

  • Battle cry of the unbowed

    Roger Chao     |      November 30, 2023

    Young Australian writer Roger Chao offers an impassioned plea for tolerance and social justice in lyric form.

  • All welcome to country

    Max Thomas     |      November 27, 2023

    A mantra paying respect exclusively to past, present and emerging Indigenous Elders is an incomplete and exclusive gesture when we should be respecting and caring for all our older citizens.