• Coronavirus

    Victoria’s ‘state of disaster’


    Adrian Esterman |  August 3, 2020


    Premier Dan Andrews declared a state of disaster from 6pm on Sunday in Victoria, imposing a nightly curfew on Melbourne and giving the government and police extra powers to enforce the new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.


  • Education

    Helping school kids cope


    Helen Cahill |  August 3, 2020


    In the wake of an emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic, social and emotional learning programs in school can play a vital role in supporting student mental wellbeing.


  • Media

    A lifeline for Australian media?


    Rob Nicholls |  August 3, 2020


    Cash strapped Australian media companies have been thrown a lifeline through a new draft code which allows them to bargain – individually or collectively – with Google and Facebook to be paid for the content they provide.


Latest Story

  • Now is not the time to shy away from innovation

    Alison Verhoeven     |      July 29, 2020

    Telehealth and virtual healthcare stand out as opportunities which should continue to be leveraged in a post-pandemic world.

  • How work can affect your health and wellbeing

    Amy Vu     |      July 29, 2020

    74% of us worry that our work isn’t paying enough to keep up with the cost of living and 60% are concerned about the impact of work on our life and wellbeing.

  • Women in STEM still fall short of workplace equality

    Alan Finkel     |      July 29, 2020

    In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.

  • Oh, for the love of humanities

    Leila Maugeri     |      July 28, 2020

    Both students and employers need a balance of STEM and HASS, and Government, educational institutions and industry need to work together to inspire individuals to not only access, but explore all of the opportunities education can offer.

  • The economics of COVID-19

    Ellen Muir     |      July 28, 2020

    Policymakers need a new roadmap for navigating the balance between managing a pandemic and supporting the economy, and setting criteria and targets for action can help.

  • A battery powered opportunity

    Mahdokht Shaibani     |      July 28, 2020

    The shocking economic consequences of COVID-19 and the ever-growing US-China trade war, both considered as “serious” threats to Australia, could bring welcome changes to our battery industry, if we seize the opportunity.

  • Fight for the future

    Open Forum     |      July 27, 2020

    Leading scientists and academics, business and civil society leaders, former politicians and famous artists have signed an open letter urging all Australians to take action in the face of major threats to humanity’s future.

  • Victoria’s privatised quarantine arrangements were destined to fail

    Richard Holden     |      July 27, 2020

    Victoria’s second wave of COVID-19 cases can be traced back to poor security at quarantine hotels. Economics tells us that governments privatising services where quality counts is a bad idea.

  • The road more travelled

    Open Forum     |      July 27, 2020

    Unsanctioned footpaths across open ground defy design, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

  • The climate change threat to tropical plants

    Caroline Tang     |      July 26, 2020

    Tropical plants closer to the equator are most at risk from climate change because it is expected to become too hot for many species to germinate in the next 50 years, UNSW researchers have found.

  • Fighting the good fight

    Open Forum     |      July 26, 2020

    Giving the Devil His Due – Reflections of a Scientific Humanist, the latest book by American rationalist Michael Shermer, should be required reading for those who seek hope in reason in these troubled times.

  • Artificial reefs boost estuary fish numbers

    Open Forum     |      July 26, 2020

    In a boost for both recreational fishing and the environment, new UNSW research shows that artificial reefs can increase fish abundance in estuaries with few natural reefs.