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  • Some thoughts on the hydrogen economy

    Peter Farley     |      March 31, 2021

    Hydrogen offers a potential energy source with a wide range of applications in power generation, transport and other applications.

  • On bias

    Alan Stevenson     |      March 31, 2021

    We all need to learn to recognise our own bias and learn about other people, their ways of life, their beliefs, their ways of doing things. Only then can we live together in harmony.

  • Labor’s plan to boost post-pandemic manufacturing

    Michelle Grattan     |      March 31, 2021

    The Labor Party has pledged the creation of a $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund to promote manufacturing in Australia’s post pandemic economy.

  • Stronger communities build disaster resilience

    Lisa Gibbs     |      March 30, 2021

    A new report into the impact of bushfires in rural areas shows the importance of strong communities in resilience and recovery.

  • A taste for travel

    Open Forum     |      March 30, 2021

    A new Edith Cowan University study has explored what attracts holidaymakers to visit food museums. The findings highlight lessons for Australia’s tourism industry on how to capitalise on the lucrative food traveller market.

  • In the shadow of the dragon

    John West     |      March 30, 2021

    Sebastian Strangio’s new book argues the emergence of a more powerful and belligerent China poses the most serious foreign policy challenge that the Southeast Asian region has faced in a generation.

  • Sydney’s ocean hotspot

    Diane Nazaroff     |      March 30, 2021

    A UNSW analysis has found waters off Sydney, southern NSW and eastern Tasmania are demonstrating an accelerated warming trend.

  • The joy of real books

    Kathryn MacCallum     |      March 29, 2021

    As we emerge from a pandemic that has accelerated digital progress, we can’t let these developments obscure the place of real books in real — as opposed to virtual — lives.

  • Protecting Pacific maritime law

    Anthony Bergin     |      March 29, 2021

    The growth of coastguards and other maritime law enforcement forces has been particularly evident in Southeast Asia, and Australia should play a role in ensuring these support rather than undermine the rules based international order.

  • Do copyright laws really protect the work of artists?

    Dawn Lo     |      March 29, 2021

    Copyright is much more than a creator’s private property right or a mechanism through which corporations control cultural production and influence mass consumption choices, says cultural law expert.

  • Australia can hold nations to account on women’s rights

    Jacqui True     |      March 28, 2021

    International Women’s Day symbolises the ongoing journey towards eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and girls. But in celebrating the progress in women’s rights, we must recognise the institutions that have pushed for gender equality on an international scale.

  • UN steps up on cyber-security

    Bart Hogeveen     |      March 28, 2021

    However slow and incomplete the process, the United Nations is making progress on the global fight to protect nations and economies from cyber-attacks.