• Society

    Life expectancy is starting to slide


    Open Forum |  January 22, 2021


    Life expectancy gain is slowing in Australia – and figures show these figures are already sliding backwards in both the US and UK – yet little is being done by policy makers to understand specific gender and inequity reasons why this slip is occurring.


  • Science and Technology

    How Silicon Valley elites view the world


    Open Forum |  January 22, 2021


    The 100 richest information technology entrepreneurs see the world in similar meritocratic, self-affirming and self-serving terms, according to an analysis of their own official and unofficial statements.


  • Business

    Bait and switch


    Craig Donaldson |  January 22, 2021


    New research has quantified the size of the gap between the forecast and actual earnings of start-ups presented by entrepreneurs to potential investors.


Latest Story

  • 6 space missions to light up 2021

    Ian Whittaker     |      January 4, 2021

    While manned missions to the Moon and Mars seem as far away as ever, there are many interesting unmanned missions planned by an ever-wider range of countries planned for 2021.

  • How to help your child love reading

    Isang Awah     |      January 4, 2021

    Many parents bought their children books for Christmas, but how many will get read? There are several ways in which adults can help encourage a love for reading in children and unlock all the benefits which books can bring.

  • The new normal – How will international travel change?

    Joseph Cheer     |      January 3, 2021

    This year’s pandemic stopped the huge global tourism industry in its tracks. International travel is starting to resume as vaccines are rolled out around the world, but how will the industry adapt to the ‘new normal’ in 2021?

  • 6 steps to “reboot your brain” after a difficult year

    Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian     |      January 3, 2021

    Months of anxiety, grief and loneliness caused by the pandemic and the measures taken to control it can create a spiral of negativity that is hard to escape, but we can all take action to snap out of destructive habits and get our energy levels back for 2021.

  • Brand activism or publicity stunts?

    Sommer Kapitan     |      January 3, 2021

    It’s increasingly common for companies to take ethical stands on a range of issues, but these actions are not without controversy or risk of financial blowback.

  • Conspiracy theories and cancel culture

    Hugh Breakey     |      January 2, 2021

    A poisonous pincer movement of bizarre conspiracy theories from the right and stultifying cancel culture from the left are threatening liberal democracy.

  • Hitting the sweet spot

    Warwick Smith     |      January 2, 2021

    The post-COVID recovery provides a rare opportunity to rebuild a better economy that can support living standards without irretrievably damaging the environment.

  • 5 summer reads on economics

    Peter Martin     |      January 2, 2021

    Economics may be the ‘dismal science’ and not everyone’s idea of fun holiday reading, but understanding new thinking on the economy in the wake of recent health and environmental crises may be a good investment of your time.

  • Sticking to those New Year’s resolutions

    Joanne Dickson     |      January 1, 2021

    From losing weight to being kinder, we’ve all set – and failed to keep – New Year’s resolutions in the past, so what steps can we take to improve our chances this time around?

  • 10 podcasts for summer

    Siobhan McHugh     |      January 1, 2021

    Podcasts have continued to proliferate this year, and offer an astonishing variety of content for every taste and interest. Here are 10 shows to sample or binge on the beach, at home – or in lockdown.

  • Strengthening your relationship in 2021

    Gary W. Lewandowski Jr     |      January 1, 2021

    New Year’s resolutions most commonly focus on eating healthier, exercising, losing weight and being a better person, but improving your romantic relationship could have the most lasting success of all.

  • We need a Federal push on vaccinations

    John Hancocks     |      December 31, 2020

    The COVID outbreak in NSW, the emergence of a more virulent strain in Britain and a new wave of infections in the USA and Europe should provoke a greater sense of urgency in the Federal Government to vaccinate Australians as quickly as possible.