• It’s time for mass-testing

    Kim Sawyer     |      March 31, 2020

    Random testing is the key to stopping this contagion until we can mass-test the entire population. If a billion dollars were spent on testing and isolating the infected, we may save billions in the months ahead.

  • All sport is global: A hard lesson from the pandemic

    David Rowe     |      March 28, 2020

    It has taken the wicked problem of a hyper-contagious virus emerging in East Asia and passing rapidly around the world to demonstrate the vulnerability of sport’s global system of just-in-time, continuous production.

  • Keeping aged care residents connected

    Jenny Waycott     |      March 28, 2020

    As COVID-19 increasingly impacts on our day-to-day lives, people in aged care homes are already isolated. But new technologies can play a role keeping residents connected to their loved ones.

  • Modelling the spread of COVID-19

    Ben Phillips     |      March 27, 2020

    Forecasting the spread of COVID-19, including the likely number of undetected cases, is fraught and difficult, but a sense of the numbers is important for appreciating the challenges ahead.

  • Masks, no gatherings!

    Victoria Li     |      March 20, 2020

    It’s not only doctors who are calling for more action to curb coronavirus. School children are starting their own petitions to urge their elders to protect people from the disease.

  • Gods, microbes and men

    Alan Stevenson     |      March 15, 2020

    Iran’s disastrous initial response to the coronavirus outbreak could lead to thousands more deaths, and highlights the problems caused when religion has undue influence over politics.

  • The ethical challenge of Coronavirus

    Paul Komesaroff     |      March 13, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to ask some very hard questions about the balance to strike between health, business and personal freedom, but will we be ready for the answers if hard decisions must be made?

  • Busting the myths about sexual harassment

    Lilia Cortina     |      February 26, 2020

    In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s conviction for rape, it’s time to dispel the myths that enable sexual harassment in the workplace and society.

  • Saving the Eastern Bristlebird

    Open Forum     |      February 26, 2020

    In early February, Monash ecologist Rohan Clarke took part in a rescue operation to save the endangered eastern bristlebird ahead of the fire front burning near Mallacoota in Victoria.

  • Saving liberal democracy

    Bryden Spurling     |      February 20, 2020

    Technological advances, the challenge of China and climate change are all posing a threat to liberal nations, but a reinvigoration of democratic values can meet these challenges tomorrow, just as great threats were overcome in the past.

  • Why women’s sport matters

    Nadia Bevan     |      February 18, 2020

    The popularity of women’s sport is soaring, and elite-level competitions are gaining more mainstream traction, which sends a positive message for health and wellbeing for all women.

  • Life’s a gamble

    Anastasia Hronis     |      February 16, 2020

    Advertisements for gambling and online betting tell us to “gamble responsibly”. But what does this mean in reality? And how can you gamble responsibly online when another bet is just a click or swipe away?