• Environment

    The battle of the coral sea


    Open Forum |  September 21, 2021


    The loss of 50% of the world’s coral reefs since 1950 has led to an equally significant loss in the ability of reefs to support the food and livelihoods of indigenous peoples.


  • Defence and Security

    Australia signs up to the Anglosphere


    Allan Gyngell |  September 21, 2021


    The new submarine agreement is a big Australian bet on the future of the United States, and at a more uncertain time in American politics than at almost any point in the history of the alliance.


  • Health

    Behind the scenes with the Chief Health Officers


    Patrick Harris |  September 19, 2021


    Day to day media coverage of the Coronavirus epidemic misses the nuances of the role of State Chief Health Officer beyond reading out case numbers. This is what we found when we spoke to them.


Latest Story

  • Advancing genomics-driven precision medicine

    Open Forum     |      September 5, 2021

    Researchers have a new lens by which to understand how genes impact disease.

  • Public health v personal liberty

    Diane Nazaroff     |      September 4, 2021

    The COVID restrictions governments have put in place to contain the pandemic may safeguard our health but they could also corrode public trust and even the stability of liberal democracies.

  • Defining priorities in defence industry production

    Rob Bourke     |      September 4, 2021

    Achieving defence industrial self-reliance depends on ensuring that appropriate administrative measures for defining and quantifying those capabilities are in place, and that each measure is fit for purpose.

  • The day of the Triffids

    Ted Snell     |      September 3, 2021

    An intimate new film tells the inspiring but tragic story of David McComb, cult Australian singer/songwriter and driving force behind one of the greatest Australian rock bands.

  • Putting children and young people first

    Patricia Davidson     |      September 3, 2021

    COVID-19 has put the spotlight on older people, but as we emerge from the pandemic, we will need to refocus on the needs of younger adults and children and the environments in which they live, work and play.

  • What does the future of medicine look like?

    Emi Berry     |      September 3, 2021

    Artificial intelligence in ICUs and detecting cancer clones that may be resistant to treatment ahead of time could be the future of medicine.

  • A choppy transition from pandemic to endemic

    Michelle Grattan     |      September 3, 2021

    The Victorian and New South Wales governments are looking forward to life returning to normality despite the inexorable rise of COVID infections.

  • Grim prospects for Australia’s wildlife

    Open Forum     |      September 2, 2021

    The first comprehensive list of the threats to Australia’s most endangered plants and animals reveals blunt news about the future for some of the country’s favourite species.

  • To defeat the few

    Andrew Davies     |      September 2, 2021

    A new study of the iconic Battle of Britain in 1940 analyses the fight for air supremacy between the RAF and the Luftwaffe through the lens of modern air combat.

  • Opening up at 80% vaccinations may come with a price

    Open Forum     |      September 1, 2021

    A team modelling the reduction of COVID-19 restrictions after 80 per cent of the adult population is vaccinated is warning that threshold is not high enough, in contrast to the Doherty model the government’s vaccination targets are based on.

  • Darkness falls

    William Maley     |      September 1, 2021

    The Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan is a bitter blow to people in that nation who dreamed of a brighter future under a democratic government.

  • The rise of the digital nomad

    Shaun Busuttil     |      August 31, 2021

    Nomads have historically been seen as a threat, but several countries around the world are now actively seeking to attract this growing digital legion through new remote work visas.