• 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

  • Rethinking the plastic waste problem

    Rob Brimblecombe     |      October 3, 2019

    Rather than just looking for a new country in which to dump our waste, we need to rethink the services plastics provide, and how we can create systems to maintain the value of these finite materials as they move through the economy.

  • Australia needs a national shipbuilding authority

    Martin Hamilton-Smith     |      October 3, 2019

    Australia’s investment in its navy should both defend the nation better and strengthen its economy. A national shipbuilding authority could help deliver both results.

  • Snarky tweets and national security

    Tim Watts     |      October 3, 2019

    The most common form of interference in democratic elections isn’t direct tampering with results but disinformation campaigns to undermine candidates, increase polarisation and reduce public trust in institutions.

  • Making Australia’s most liveable city more inclusive

    Ellen van Holstein     |      October 2, 2019

    Melbourne is a great city to live in, but it can do better for people with a disability by making it more accessible and inclusive.

  • Victoria moves to curb online abuse

    Jay Thompson     |      October 2, 2019

    Proposed laws in Victoria to curb online trolling, hateful tweets and death threats could be a step in the right direction to protect people from abuse while maintaining freedom of speech.

  • Coral bleaching is caused by more than just heat

    Open Forum     |      October 2, 2019

    Analysis of reef damage in the Indo-Pacific during the 2016 El Nino reveals that several different stressors influence bleaching rather than just additional heat.

  • Women still face a glass ceiling in medicine

    Open Forum     |      October 1, 2019

    There are now more female medical graduates than men, but women are still under-represented in senior medical roles in this country.

  • Taking a leaf from nature’s book on how to save the planet

    Open Forum     |      October 1, 2019

    Sydney University researchers are developing a method of carbon capture that can convert and recycle carbon dioxide into raw materials, fuels and chemicals in much the same way as plants.

  • Australia’s China policy emerges in the USA

    Michael Shoebridge     |      October 1, 2019

    Rather than join the USA’s trade war against China, Scott Morrison used his state visit to call for broader international action to curb China’s economic, political and military assault on the wider world.

  • Standing up to racism in schools

    Luke Macaulay     |      September 30, 2019

    Students from African backgrounds face discrimination in the classroom, and their stories need to be heard to help tackle the problem.

  • Russia and China’s different tacks on information warfare

    Jake Wallis     |      September 30, 2019

    Both Russia and China use social media and propaganda to subvert democratic nations, but they go about their task in different ways.

  • Working relationships beat team building exercises

    Petr Matous     |      September 30, 2019

    The key to an effective team-building strategy in the workplace is understanding that a team is really a social network built on connections between individuals.