• America

    Arvanitakis on American Politics: The third debate and 12 days to the election


    James Arvanitakis |  October 24, 2020


    The US election is already underway, as 40 million have already voted by mail, and the clock towards the most contentious election result in living memory is already ticking.


  • Society

    Domestic violence programs are failing women


    Lillian Andrews |  October 24, 2020


    However well-intentioned, violence prevention efforts are often entirely ineffective, failing to protect the victims they are designed to help.


  • Business

    The USA v Google


    Katharine Kemp |  October 24, 2020


    The US Department of Justice claims Google is illegally monopolising the markets for online search and search advertising in the biggest monopoly case since the 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft, but the legal action may take several years to reach any conclusion.


Latest Story

  • Generation debt

    Remy Davison     |      October 7, 2020

    Coronavirus measures have plunged Australia into recession after 20 years of growth. How will the Budget help Australia recover from the greatest economic shock in living memory?

  • Trump, and the fracturing of the West

    Mark Nicol     |      October 7, 2020

    Western culture is a product of myriad influences, forces and ideas, and though assailed by internal critics and foreign foes, it has stood the test of time,. Donald Trump has posed as its defender, but he has failed to appreciate, let alone meet, its latest, and perhaps greatest, challenge.

  • Teachers’ commitment shines through

    Umesh Sharma     |      October 7, 2020

    An international study suggests that despite the many challenges, schools and teachers have responded with creativity and flexibility to providing inclusive education during the COVID crisis.

  • PhD research experience during Covid-19

    Mohammad Reaz     |      October 6, 2020

    PhD student Mohammad Reaz outlines his experience at Western Sydney University during lockdown and outlines some strategies for success in these difficult circumstances.

  • Connecting with communities

    Rebecca Powell     |      October 6, 2020

    Organisations need to optimise the use of digital platforms during and post-COVID-19 to stay connected and engaged with culturally and linguistically-diverse communities.

  • Restoring military culture

    Brendan Nicholson     |      October 6, 2020

    The Australian Army is rebuilding the cultural and ethical base of its special forces in the light of allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan.

  • “No jab, no pay” delivers results

    Open Forum     |      October 6, 2020

    A tightening of rules has encouraged higher vaccination rates for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

  • Life after lockdown

    Breanna Wright     |      October 5, 2020

    Lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic uprooted a lot of our usual routines, but the ‘great disruption’ has also given birth to new routines which we may want to continue.

  • A pandemic of sub-standard research

    Open Forum     |      October 5, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a flood of potentially substandard research amid the rush to publish, with a string of papers retracted or under a cloud and a surge in submissions to  pre-print servers where fewer quality checks are made.

  • Research collaboration key to economic recovery

    Open Forum     |      October 5, 2020

    The new focus on science and research and development in the Morrison Government’s manufacturing strategy has been welcomed by Australia’s leading science body.

  • Playing the game of government

    Andre Kwok     |      October 4, 2020

    The next few years promise to be interesting as governments around the world negotiate the ethical, practical, and ideological issues around the gamification of public services and systems.

  • A hit to DFAT accountability

    Richard Moore     |      October 4, 2020

    The abolition of DFAT’s Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) is a bad decision. This development is made worse by the non-transparent way the decision was made.