• Politics and Policy

    Australian democracy demands a proper debate


    Dominic O'Sullivan |  August 20, 2019


    Australian democracy is failing to deal with the complex interrelationships between coal and climate change, regional security interests, human rights and trade but today’s political culture of slogans and disengagement from proper debate and scrutiny makes it harder still.


  • Science and Technology

    Unraveling the stories in our stars


    Charles Kemp |  August 20, 2019


    Throughout time, humankind has looked to the stars and recounted the meaning they see. We know this is true of many cultures, in many places. But time and place have influenced those narratives and how they were passed on.


  • Science and Technology

    Becoming a STEM-inist


    Amy Shepherd |  August 20, 2019


    When PhD candidate Amy Shepherd began her career in science, she didn’t dream that within a few years she’d be rubbing shoulders with Nobel Prize winners but still wondering where all the women are.


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    Government PR from a journalists’ point of view

    Brad Norington     |      August 26, 2008

    Transparency and openness in government apply not only to governmental data and records, but also to the relationship of the public sector with the media.

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    Cultural Melting Pot: Productive Diversity in the Workplace

    Warren Reed     |      August 25, 2008

    Scratch most Australian organisations and you'll discover a productive diversity that's too good to miss.

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    Working smarter

    msweeks@cisco.com     |      August 25, 2008

    With a rich mix of work tools and capabilities, you can be as productive in the office, at home, in hotel rooms and airport lounges all around the world. 

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    Flexibility – Just do it

    Juliet Bourke     |      August 22, 2008

    Implementing flexibility is a challenge and may require some "hand-holding", especially for managers who have not gone through their own flexibility experience.

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    Predicting tomorrow’s skills requirements, today

    Amanda Green     |      August 21, 2008

    The country that produces the best equipped talent pool to work in the global economy will receive the cream of the world's work.

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    Tired old cliché’s the greatest obstacles to flexible work practices

    Kate Rimer     |      August 21, 2008

    Women can balance challenging interesting careers with motherhood so long as their employers are willing to look at different arrangements in terms of work practices.

    Since joining then workforce in the mid 1980’s, I have often experienced the mindsets and assumptions that are barriers to combining work, family and flexibility – often through recruitment processes.

    In 1988, I was shocked when in an interview for my first role in HR and I was asked if I planned to have children and what did my husband think of my working if I had a family.

    I was saddened when 15 years later in 2003, these questions were asked again. I was being reference checked for my role at Mallesons and a referee was asked if having a young child (Ben) had hindered my efforts or quality of work.  My referee explained that I had  volunteered to go on secondment to London for five months with Ben (who was 2.5 yrs at the time) to work on that major project.

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    Waiting for a real revolution

    Tony Smith     |      August 19, 2008

    We cannot think about raising standards in our schools if we think that teachers don't deserve incentives and rewards for better performance.

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    Spatial Information has a very bright future

    Warwick Watkins     |      August 19, 2008

    The "institutional" barriers and structural failures have hampered the wider understanding and adoption of spatial information across the public and private sectors, and that is one of the greatest challenges we need to address.

  • The ALRC Report on Privacy

    Peter Ford     |      August 19, 2008

    In a digital environment, approval of a data transfer makes about as much sense as approval of an ocean current.

    In its preoccupation with a perceived threat to its independence arising out of the recommendation for a private right of action for invasion of privacy, the media commentary on the ALRC’s Privacy Report has missed its most significant aspects. 

    Among its many recommendations, the following deserve wide public discussion: regulating cross-border data flows; rationalisation of exemptions and exceptions; and uniform privacy principles and national consistency.

    Regulating cross-border data flows

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    Australia’s not so secret shame

    Anne Summers     |      August 17, 2008

    Sexual assaults remain disturbingly prevalent, seem to be increasing and the rates of successful prosecution for these offences is declining.

    Sexual harassment in the work place is a challenge to which we all must rise if women at going to gain access to any kind of economic equality with men. However, the last decade has seen our basic rights to a safe workplace free from harassment seriously challenged politically, legally and culturally. And as a result the incidence of abuse has skyrocketed.

    We know that women still endure constant sexual harassment at work and elsewhere. The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission reported in 2001/02 that there had been a 700 per cent increase in complaints about sexual harassment over the previous ten years.

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    In response to David Evans

    Jim Staples     |      August 15, 2008

    The explanations given  for the melting of the Arctic ice due to the presence of CO2 are at least plausible and so are its consequences upon the Atlantic and the Gulf Stream and thus immediately upon the lives of all the communities of the Northern Hemisphere.

    Evans’ case about the state of the atmosphere needs to be addressed by people of a contrary view to the alarmists and competent in the relevant science.

    I am a skeptic about the changes spoken of on both sides and about the causes and effects spoken of.  I know that in many cases good measurements are the basis of good science. 

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    Australian Business & IT Storage Emissions

    simon.elisha     |      August 14, 2008

    In the past, IT departments never saw the power bill – all this has now changed, and well-proven technologies are being marshalled to address the issue of cost and carbon.