• Resilience

    The army must be ready to fight more than fires


    Brendan Nicholson |  June 1, 2020


    The ADF’s primary focus on defending the nation has not changed but the military can still lend a hand when the nation is burning.


  • Economy

    The world’s not your oyster any more


    Open Forum |  June 1, 2020


    After months of lockdown, it’s no surprise that people are itching to get out and about, but with border closures still in operation, it’s hard to know what to expect.


  • Media

    Schools should teach media literacy


    Open Forum |  June 1, 2020


    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of teaching students the difference between real and fake or misleading news say the authors of a new report into news media literacy education.


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  • Call centres can be too helpful

    Malcolm Crompton     |      January 17, 2011

  • Down and out in Beijing

    R.W.-Chinnery     |      January 16, 2011

    It is said politics is the art of managing expectations and managing the aspirations and expectations of this brood of individually self-conscious youngsters maybe the biggest challenge the Chinese government will face in the coming decades.

    Week 1 in China, the land with 5000 years of civilisation where:

  • Travelling with kids – tips and tricks I learned the hard way: Part II

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      January 14, 2011

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    Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal

    editor     |      January 14, 2011

    Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal image of truck in waterDONATE to the Queensland Premier’s flood relief appeal.

    The Queensland Government has launched an appeal to help fellow Queenslanders affected by the recent floods.

    For details of how you can donate online, by phone, by mail or in person CLICK HERE.

  • Corruption on the Rise

    Les Pickett     |      January 14, 2011

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    Australia welcomes the new Paid Parental Leave Scheme

    editor     |      January 14, 2011

    Alison G Aggarwal, Director of the Sex and Age discrimination Unit at the Australian Human Rights Commission, welcomes the scheme whilst looking ahead to strengthening it through the review process. READ IN FULL 

  • Australia welcomes the new Paid Parental Leave Scheme

    Alison G Aggarwal     |      January 11, 2011

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    Have your say on Australian aid

    editor     |      January 11, 2011

  • Refocusing on Fusion

    quagga     |      January 10, 2011

    A year on are the folks at Lawrencevile Plasma Physics any closer to positive fusion? They’re getting warmer.

    This article is a follow-up on a previous one that I wrote over a year ago, The Experiment that May Change the World, regarding the Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) company’s effort to achieve net positive energy from a Dense Plamsa Focus Fusion device using the Boron to Helium nuclear reaction.

    Earlier this week the scientists at LPP realeased a progress report announcing that they have achieved a very significant milestone. They have repeatedly achieved to rigorous scientific standards the billon degrees + temperature required for Boronic fusion in their device. 

  • Why Gerry Harvey is wrong

    patrickcallioni     |      January 6, 2011

    Gerry Harvey should be careful what he wishes before crying out for a "level playing field".

    Today we will consider a significant public policy issue that affects all of us: competition in the retail sector. Gerry Harvey and other large Australian retailers are arguing that the Australian Government should impose the GST on purchases made online from overseas suppliers, to create a level playing field for Australian retailers.

  • Travelling with kids – tips and tricks I learned the hard way

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      January 6, 2011

    Having young children should not stop you from venturing forth to new and wonderful places.

    Let me tell you that I am no adventurer by nature. I did marry one though, and along with the fact that much of my family lives overseas and I have always been interested in different cultures, my husband and I have vowed to travel every year somewhere new. The world is big and we want to see it all.

    Here is a little background to myself and why I may be able to give you some travel tips.

  • Whiff of Success: The Intriguing Tale of Sandalwood

    Warren Reed     |      January 5, 2011
    The Australian newspaper’s new business magazine, The Deal, in its December issue, ran an interesting article by Victoria Laurie on one of Australia’s newest exports. It’s the story of a sandalwood oil distillation factory in Albany, in the southwestern corner of Australia, with the tantalising name of Mount Romance.