• Economy

    The straight road to economic success


    Richard Holden |  November 18, 2019


    Australia’s faith in market outcomes and a strong social safety set have delivered a robust society and strong economy for the last 30 years.  


  • Infrastructure

    A tale of ghost cities in Australia and China


    Ben Knight |  November 18, 2019


    While the ‘ghost cities’ in China are unlikely to occur in Australia, some worrying trends in this country should guard against complacency.


  • Health

    Closing the gap in blindness


    Hugh Taylor |  November 18, 2019


    While the roadmap to “Close the Gap for Vision” is working to improve the eye health of Indigenous Australians, there are still areas that need greater attention.


Latest Story

  • Smart tech can get traffic moving

    Hussein Dia     |      November 13, 2019

    Smart technology can improve traffic flows on existing roads at a fraction of the cost of building new infrastructure.

  • Learning from Denmark to reduce teenage self-harm

    Sarah Steeg     |      November 13, 2019

    Denmark’s success in reducing teenage self-harm suggests that positive social media and more support services can offset the pressures of school and work which can drive young people to damaging behaviours.

  • The death of a “grievance-based organisation”

    Michelle Grattan     |      November 13, 2019

    Did Labor really lose the Federal election “because of a weak strategy that could not adapt to the change in Liberal leadership, a cluttered policy agenda that looked risky and an unpopular leader”.

  • The burning season

    Open Forum     |      November 12, 2019

    The early-season bushfires in Queensland and NSW and ‘catastrophic’ conditions around Sydney are a worrying sign of more to come over the summer.

  • Australia can prosper by fighting climate change

    Ross Garnaut     |      November 12, 2019

    If Australia is to realise its immense opportunity in a zero-carbon world, it will need a different policy framework. We can make a strong start even with the incomplete and weak policies and commitments we have today.

  • A foot in both camps

    Dawn Lo     |      November 12, 2019

    From an initial interest in optometry to managing a start-up to joining one of the world’s biggest tech giant – UNSW Business School alumna Jenny Chu has tried it all in the pursuit of a fulfilling career.

  • Putin bounces back

    David Uren     |      November 12, 2019

    How does a country with an economy the size of Spain, corruption on a par with Papua New Guinea and life expectancy below Libya still cast a shadow over Europe?

  • Will Australia support a shift to lifelong learning?

    Caitlin Ruddock     |      November 11, 2019

    Dr Caitlin Ruddock reflects on the discussions at the recent GAP Summit on Lifelong Learning and the challenges Australian educationalists and policy makers face in closing our gaps in skills and knowledge.

  • The world needs political leadership from its democracies

    Chris Patten     |      November 11, 2019

    Democratic leaders must teach their electorates once again that countries must cooperate to tackle global problems such as mass migration, arms proliferation and environmental loss.

  • Employability is a matrix of person, context, and relationships

    Allison Creed     |      November 11, 2019

    Allison Creed of the University of Melbourne, and Peter McIlveen of the University of Southern Queensland argue that the employability of individuals is person-centred; context-sensitive; and relational rather than a mere a shopping list of skills.

  • No chance to dream

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    Artificial light and the use of technological devices are disrupting our natural patterns of sleep, and could be taking a heavy toll on our health.

  • Run for your life

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    There‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌substantial‌ ‌improvements‌ ‌in‌ ‌population‌ ‌health‌ ‌and‌ ‌longevity if‌ ‌more‌ ‌people‌ ‌took‌ ‌up‌ ‌running – and‌ ‌they‌ ‌wouldn’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌run‌ ‌that far‌ ‌or‌ ‌fast.