• Business

    Innovation is for everyone


    Brad Howarth |  October 15, 2019


    It’s generally accepted that Australia could be doing more to lift its rate of innovation, but assigning responsibility to one group alone is unlikely to solve the problem and may be the reason we find ourselves in our current malaise.


  • Culture

    Selling surfing’s soul


    David Gilbert |  October 15, 2019


    The corporate high-performance, merchandise-heavy, social media-driven vision of modern surfing won’t be one shared by most wave riders on Australia’s beaches this summer.


  • Business

    Contractor safety is good for business


    Stella Ryne |  October 15, 2019


    Over 30 Australian construction workers are killed through falls, vehicle accidents, being hit by objects or contact with electricity every year, and more than 10,000 are seriously injured. It’s the most dangerous job in Australia and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep things safe on every building site.


Latest Story

  • World peace (and how we can achieve it)

    Mark Beeson     |      October 11, 2019

    A new book by security expert Alex Bellamy is a ‘must read’ for anyone with even a passing interest in the theory and, more importantly, the possible practice of world peace.

  • Help solve the snow gum murder mystery

    Open Forum     |      October 11, 2019

    Researchers from The Australian National University are asking the public to help investigate a phenomenon that’s killing Australia’s iconic snow gums.

  • Mind your micro-nutrients

    Said Ajlouni     |      October 10, 2019

    Environmental and health concerns mean that many people are switching to a plant-based diet, but they can risk missing out on some key micronutrients.

  • NSW network looks to a circular economy

    Stuart Snell     |      October 10, 2019

    Jobs in regional areas could receive a much needed boost from the new NSW Circular recycling and manufacturing network.

  • Climate threatens Australia’s national security

    Chris Barrie     |      October 10, 2019

    Climate change is already posing significant challenges to governance, our institutions and the fabric of our societies. It’s time we recognise the potential threats to security in our region as well.

  • Gonski’s vision of ‘personalised learning’ will stifle creativity

    Alan Reid     |      October 9, 2019

    Australia should promote a vision of personalised learning that nurtures a love and a passion for learning, not one that reduces it to a checklist.

  • Hot Aussie summers are driven by a weak Antarctic jet stream

    Open Forum     |      October 9, 2019

    Extremely hot and dry summers in Australia could be down to more than just El Nino, with Aussie scientists showing that an Antarctic jet stream, known as the Antarctic polar vortex, is driving these conditions across eastern Australia from spring to early summer.

  • Australia’s expanding navy helps us play a larger regional role

    Brendan Nicholson     |      October 9, 2019

    The Royal Australian Navy is building relationships with allies and gaining experience in an increasingly complex and uncertain Indo-Pacific region.

  • The eco-friendly path to a neat and tidy backyard

    Sarah Jessica Smith     |      October 8, 2019

    Urban backyards are getting smaller, and fewer people have the time to tend an abundant garden. However we all have to keep our backyard neat and tidy, and this can be done without harming the environment, with a little thought and care.

  • The great poker machine charity con

    Louise Francis     |      October 8, 2019

    Gambling operators often trumpet their funding of “good causes”, but research in Victoria suggests the charitable giving claimed by operators to reap tax benefits falls far short of their claims.

  • Navigating global uncertainties in Australia’s back yard

    Martin Parkinson     |      October 8, 2019

    Intensifying great power rivalry in Asia and the Pacific poses an increasing risk to regional prosperity and Australia and its neighbours must step up to strengthen collective leadership.

  • Tracking nature’s return to old mine sites

    Open Forum     |      October 8, 2019

    A new approach to setting benchmarks for the return of wildlife will allow rehabilitation managers to assess the success of their restoration efforts on mine sites across Australia’s north.