• 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.

  • Is it the end of ‘Big Australia’?

    Open Forum     |      June 16, 2020

    COVID-19 has ended the immigration boom. In Australia, the tide of overseas workers and students that has contributed to 25 years of economic growth has stopped dead in its tracks.

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to real workplace change

    Michelle Evans     |      June 15, 2020

    Some may be sceptical of the business responses to the Black Lives Matter movement, but corporate activism can make a strong statement of support for social justice causes.

  • Brand activism v slacktivism

    Ebony Stansfield     |      June 14, 2020

    Corporate brands need to do more than support fashionable causes to heighten their own profile. They need to take concrete action if they really aim to enable social change.

  • The suffocating truth about Australian race relations

    Kay Harrison     |      June 12, 2020

    As #BlackLivesMatter protests echo around the world, Australia must address the lack of accountability for its own Indigenous deaths in custody.

  • Time to kick alcohol adverts into touch

    Open Forum     |      June 12, 2020

    Australian sports are gearing up for action, but while the crowds will be limited, there will certainly be a new avalanche of alcohol adverts at every game and in the media, raising concerns about its effects on young people.

  • Black lives matter in Australia too

    Jacinta Elston     |      June 9, 2020

    Protests in American cities against institutional racism are continuing, and Australia should face up to its own record of discrimination as well.

  • The long march for racial justice

    Barbara Uridge-Mcinerney     |      June 7, 2020

    Thousands of Australians took to city streets over the weekend to protest for racial justice, as demonstrations continue in many American cities after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.