• Media

    Fake news is old news


    Una McIlvenna |  May 24, 2024


    News has been falsified for as long as it’s been sold and can be traced as far back as the concept of news itself


  • Resilience

    People, get ready


    Open Forum |  May 24, 2024


    The future thinking that Australia needs to meet the increasing severity, length and frequency of natural hazards is outlined in a new report by Natural Hazards Research Australia.


  • Culture

    Australia’s crumbling castle


    Open Forum |  May 24, 2024


    Australian networks used to produce iconic shows like The Castle, but the amount and quality of home-grown Australian focused drama on our screens is dwindling, according to a new report from QUT.


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  • Reforming public service leadership

    Odette Meli     |      April 14, 2024

    Australia’s public service needs a more robust system for decision-making and policy planning to navigate increasing complexities and become more resilient to change.

  • Growing apart

    Open Forum     |      April 14, 2024

    Cultural values may have become more different globally, but more similar regionally, over the past 40 years, according to US researchers who analysed the data from the ‘World Values Survey’, which includes more than 400,000 people from 76 countries.

  • The last election?

    Anouk Ride     |      April 14, 2024

    Solomon Islanders are set to vote on 17 April in an election that has significance within and beyond the country’s borders due to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s increasingly authoritarian stance and backing from China.

  • Fashioning the future

    Naoise McDonagh     |      April 13, 2024

    Whatever risks the Albanese government may face in encouraging cutting-edge manufacturing, it has avoided the much greater risk of doing nothing at all in the face of historic global economic change.

  • Centigrade cartography

    Open Forum     |      April 13, 2024

    Advocacy groups have welcomed the release of the Federal Government’s announcement of a heat mapping tool to assist affected communities deal with the worst of extreme heat.

  • Into the shimmering world

    Ian Maxwell     |      April 13, 2024

    Angus Cerini’s play Into the Shimmering World, now playing in Sydney, is an unforgiving meditation on what it is to be good and what takes to live a good life.

  • Could Australia go nuclear?

    Alan Finkel     |      April 12, 2024

    Nuclear power is a credible source of abundant zero-emissions electricity, but it would take 20 years to commence operations from a standing start in Australia.

  • Aligning skills and education

    Open Forum     |      April 12, 2024

    Student-centred reforms to more closely align the skills training and higher education sectors are needed to ensure that the Australian workforce is resilient and able to adapt to change.

  • Merge carefully

    Rod Sims     |      April 12, 2024

    The tougher merger laws proposed by the Federal government should boost competition, protect consumers and improve Australia’s economic performance and productivity by reducing the power of corporate oligopolies to dominate markets by force.

  • The search for extra-solar oceans

    David Rothery     |      April 11, 2024

    There may be oceans inside dwarf planets beyond the orbit of Pluto, just as there are inside several Jovian and Saturnian moons.

  • Navigating the minefield of misinformation

    Andrew Perfors     |      April 11, 2024

    We’re bombarded with misinformation by criminal scammers, foreign governments and ideological zealots, but we can make it easier to identify and avoid by being aware of our own biases and emotions.

  • Deciphering the monolith

    Ari Mattes     |      April 11, 2024

    Monolith, a low-budget, high concept science fiction film from first time Australian director Matt Vesely and writer Lucy Campbell, is a triumph of quiet, intelligent film making.