• Coronavirus

    Victoria’s ‘state of disaster’


    Adrian Esterman |  August 3, 2020


    Premier Dan Andrews declared a state of disaster from 6pm on Sunday in Victoria, imposing a nightly curfew on Melbourne and giving the government and police extra powers to enforce the new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.


  • Education

    Helping school kids cope


    Helen Cahill |  August 3, 2020


    In the wake of an emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic, social and emotional learning programs in school can play a vital role in supporting student mental wellbeing.


  • Media

    A lifeline for Australian media?


    Rob Nicholls |  August 3, 2020


    Cash strapped Australian media companies have been thrown a lifeline through a new draft code which allows them to bargain – individually or collectively – with Google and Facebook to be paid for the content they provide.


Latest Story

  • Innovation remains the answer

    Dawn Lo     |      July 17, 2020

    Businesses facing pressing issues like COVID-19 and climate change need to innovate, and so do business schools, say experts drawn from industry and research.

  • Trust is the first victim of cyber-war

    Richard Buckland     |      July 17, 2020

    Beyond the obvious risk of financial loss, cyberattacks can weaken our trust in digital infrastructure – and by extension, our trust in public institutions, too.

  • A new approach may be needed to tame COVID-19

    Open Forum     |      July 17, 2020

    A prominent Australian pharmacologist has called for a new approach to treating COVID-19 as hopes fade of finding an effective vaccine or antiviral before the end of the year.

  • $12m in government seed funding for SMEs

    Open Forum     |      July 16, 2020

    The Morrison Government is calling on the nation’s small and medium sized businesses to help develop innovative solutions to solve national environmental challenges.

  • The national integrity watchdog needs some teeth

    Leanne Close     |      July 16, 2020

    Australia needs a national integrity commission to root out corruption in the corridors of power – but not the one proposed by the government.

  • Bike delivery leaves infrastructure trailing innovation

    Ben Knight     |      July 16, 2020

    Tonight I’ll be having new cycling lanes with a side of bike parking.

  • The hidden hand of Chinese power

    John West     |      July 16, 2020

    The Chinese Communist Party’s global influence operations are covert but pervasive, and are undermining Western democratic institutions. Hidden Hand is very welcome in raising our awareness of this, and the stakes involved.

  • Behavioural economics in uncertain times

    Peter Fritz     |      July 15, 2020

    The new edition of the Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems explores the potential of Second Track processes to tackle wicked problems by focusing on several specific examples, from mergers and acquisitions, responses to the pandemic and university-industry collaborations to Pacific development, disruptive technologies and workforce transformation.

  • Smart solutions need the human touch

    Open Forum     |      July 15, 2020

    A lot of supposedly ‘smart’ software doesn’t take human needs into account, or is designed to fit commercial imperatives rather than empower consumer choices.

  • Putting the environment first

    Ian Dunlop     |      July 15, 2020

    The ongoing independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act offers Australia an opportunity to reset the dial and prioritise environmental custodianship over profit-led destruction.

  • Two leaders with the right stuff

    Ian Munro     |      July 14, 2020

    Gladys Berejiklian and Sally Capp, the winners of the 2019 McKinnon Political Prize for Political Leadership, have successfully mixed strength with empathy in recent years.

  • Cutting food waste – through social media

    Open Forum     |      July 14, 2020

    Australians who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 are doing it tough. The bills keep coming in and the family still needs to be fed. Yet the average Australian family continues to waste around $3,000 per year on food that isn’t being eaten.