• Culture

    Voyeurism and media sport violence


    David Rowe |  December 4, 2020


    The fiery crash suffered and survived by French Formula 1 driver Roman Grosjean has reignited the debate about the immediate and more insidious long-term dangers sports stars face for our entertainment.


  • Security

    Strong alliances and robust defence will keep the peace with China


    Peter Jennings |  December 4, 2020


    There are some positive outcomes from the Chinese Communist Party’s descent into North Korean–style insult and abuse: Australians get to see firsthand the entity we are dealing with, and Beijing’s collection of local useful idiots are tested to see how far they will defend the indefensible behaviour of their patron.


  • Coronavirus

    Enjoy a COVID-free Christmas


    Lachlan Gilbert |  December 4, 2020


    Christmas may not be cancelled, but it will certainly be different to any before, say leading COVID-19 experts. Despite the virtual eradication of the virus in this country, precautions over the holiday season will help prevent a resurgence.


Latest Story

  • Making the streets safer

    Amelia Thorpe     |      November 29, 2020

    Delivery riders are paying the ultimate price for the fact that our cities, their infrastructure and the rules governing them make cycling much more dangerous than it should be.

  • Lettuce change

    Victoria Haritos     |      November 29, 2020

    COVID-19 has shone a spotlight directly on policies and measures by Australia – and indeed the world – to contain food waste.

  • Beyond the wire

    Michael Shoebridge     |      November 29, 2020

    How could 39 alleged unlawful killings of Afghan people by members of Australia’s special forces have occurred over years while no officer in command of those soldiers knew about or had reasonable grounds to suspect the crimes?

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: Slowly moving forward

    James Arvanitakis     |      November 28, 2020

    Donald Trump’s scattergun attempts to overturn the Presidential election result appear to be failing, but how will his disregard for American democratic norms poison the well for future elections?

  • Stampedes, sharks and cyclones

    Sherry Landow     |      November 28, 2020

    Swimming away from sharks, defending a tent during mini-cyclone and being threatened with a pet dingo are all in a day’s work for coastal researcher Professor Rob Brander.

  • What’s the big idea?

    Courtney Lock     |      November 28, 2020

    COVID-19 narrowed our activity, interactions and experiences, making our lives smaller and more mundane. How can people get their creative mojo back for 2021?

  • Are businesses missing out on the untapped skills and experiences of Black African Australian women?

    Gloria Tabi     |      November 27, 2020

    It’s time for positive measures to unleash Black African Australian women’s creativity, diversity and adaptability in the workplace as business begins to recover from COVID-19.

  • Learning from measles to fight coronavirus

    Valasi Iosefa     |      November 27, 2020

    The Samoan Government learned some sobering lessons about maintaining confidence in public health during the 2019 measles epidemic which have been applied to the fight against COVID-19.

  • Helping disadvantage kids learn after COVID

    Open Forum     |      November 27, 2020

    COVID-19 has exposed fault lines in the education system for already disadvantaged students who are more likely to be severely impacted by the pandemic.

  • Population: The elephant in the room

    Mark Nicol     |      November 26, 2020

    The growth in the world’s population – from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.8 billion today and perhaps 8.6 billion by mid-2030 – is the driving force behind many of the political, economic and environmental problems we are confronting.

  • Recruiters shouldn’t bother stalking applicants’ social media profiles

    Craig Donaldson     |      November 26, 2020

    UNSW Business School research has found there is little to no correlation for recruiters between a job candidate’s social media profile and potential on-the-job performance or retention levels.

  • You can’t sit with us: the rise of privately-owned public spaces

    Ben Knight     |      November 26, 2020

    The emergence of pseudo-public spaces raises fundamental questions about the value of people’s right to common ground.