• Education

    Early childhood education is everybody’s business

    Tricia Eadie |  May 22, 2019

    The first five years of life are the most critical for building the foundations for life-long learning, well-being, and health. It is therefore critical we have policy reform and investment in quality early childhood education.

  • Security

    Australia should stop bolstering China’s military

    Alex Joske |  May 22, 2019

    A clear statement that Australia will not increase the war fighting capability of the Chinese military would be common sense and offer a guiding principle for future decision-making.

  • Environment

    Tackling the threat of invasive species

    Linda Broadhurst |  May 22, 2019

    The threat posed by invasive species is often overlooked amid worries over land clearing and climate change, but tackling alien plants and animals which crowd out native species is vital to the future of Australia’s fragile ecosystems.

Latest Story

  • Who is Scott Morrison?

    Michelle Grattan     |      May 14, 2019

    People tend to see Prime Minister Scott Morrison as tough and pragmatic, but defining what he actually believes in remains open to question.

  • How do the parties shape up on health?

    Stephen Duckett     |      May 13, 2019

    The major parties’ manifestos for the 2019 federal election present voters with starkly contrasting health policies. These policies are shaped and constrained by the overall themes presented by the party leaders, but have some unique elements.

  • The “Me Too movement” will receive the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize

    Open Forum     |      May 13, 2019

    Me Too founder Tarana Burke and Australian author and broadcaster Tracey Spicer will accept the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize on behalf of the movement on Thursday 14 November at the Sydney Town Hall.

  • Don’t write off One Nation

    Stanley Feldman     |      May 13, 2019

    One Nation’s scandals and extremism count against it, but if it can clean up its act it could tap into greater electoral support as many Australians still express concern about immigration issues.

  • Tony Costa wins the 2019 Archibald Prize

    Joanna Mendelssohn     |      May 12, 2019

    Tony Costa’s portrait of fellow artist Lindy Lee has won the 2019 Archibald Prize, one of Australia’s most important and prestigious art awards.

  • The risks and opportunities “decarbonising” transport

    Michael Brear     |      May 12, 2019

    Australia lags behind other nations in terms of regulating vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, but combining a range of measures can could clean our air and even save us money.

  • Unlocking the superpower of super funds for social good

    Ibrar Khan     |      May 12, 2019

    UNSW Business School Adjunct Professor and prominent social investment backer Michael Traill says super fund capital could be used for the aged care, education and housing sectors.

  • The robot revolution is already here

    Jonathan Roberts     |      May 11, 2019

    The robot revolution is happening right so how much do you know about the impact of programmable machines in your everyday life?

  • Don’t forget the footpath – it’s vital public space

    Yvonne Meng     |      May 11, 2019

    In an urban setting like central Footscray, where only 1% of the area is public space, the value of the humble footpath needs to be recognised.

  • Will 5G networks endanger public health?

    Thomas Siddle     |      May 11, 2019

    Rather than rushing to implement metropolitan 5G networks, or focusing only on the technological, consumer and business opportunities they may provide, Australian policy makers must remember their first duty to protect the public and ensure the new system is safe to use.

  • The battle of the slogans

    Marcus Phipps     |      May 10, 2019

    Voters have been bombarded by political advertising on their TVs, radios, social media feeds, and even on their phones, but which party has the most effective slogans?

  • Planning for climate extremes in global farming

    Elisabeth Vogel     |      May 10, 2019

    A new study finds that climate extremes, such as heatwaves and droughts, are already affecting crop yields. By understanding these effects we can better plan for climate change.