• Society

    Get back to 50 years ago


    David McCooey |  November 28, 2021


    The Beatles’ Get Back project, begun in January 1969, has finally been completed with the release of Peter Jackson’s epic documentary.


  • Coronavirus

    Ominous Omicron


    Open Forum |  November 28, 2021


    Just as the pandemic seemed to be over, a new variant has emerged from South Africa to spark a wave of concern and new travel restrictions around the world.


  • China

    From Mao to now


    Robert Wihtol |  November 27, 2021


    David Shambaugh’s new book is essential reading for anyone interested in the power plays which shape the Chinese Communist party.


Latest Story

  • The secret to successful negotiating

    Sanae Okamoto     |      November 8, 2021

    Whether we are aware of it or not, people negotiate in every aspect of their daily lives – from persuading a child to eat its vegetables or haggling over the future of the planet at COP26 in Glasgow.

  • Regenerative agriculture should boost wildlife in New Zealand

    Open Forum     |      November 8, 2021

    Regenerative farming practices could increase native biodiversity on New Zealand farms, according to a recently released report, raising hopes it could have similar benefits in Australia.

  • AUKUS and Australia’s relations in the Pacific

    Joanne Wallis     |      November 8, 2021

    The new AUKUS defence agreements will boost Australia’s security, but may not reassure Pacific Island nations looking to China for finance and the world for action on climate change.

  • Redefining farmland value for climate and food security

    Rodney Keenan     |      November 7, 2021

    Regenerative agriculture can translate environmental health into economic value and address climate change. But scaling up will require financial innovation.

  • Will AI help students cheat their way to a degree?

    Sarah Elaine Eaton     |      November 7, 2021

    Plagiarism is a growing problem in universities around the world, and the fast-developing capabilities of artificial intelligence may create even more opportunities for cheating.

  • Fighting transnational crime

    Tuan Pham     |      November 7, 2021

    Transnational organised crime (TOC) is becoming a global problem that will require international and interagency coordination, network analysis and information sharing to contain it.

  • Midnight mass – Horror and Catholicism

    Regina Hansen     |      November 7, 2021

    Horror and Catholicism have walked hand in hand on screen for almost a century. From Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 film “Häxan” to Mike Flanagan’s 2021 Netflix series “Midnight Mass,” scary films and television shows have portrayed the Catholic religion in both reverent and shocking ways.

  • The truth about green lending

    Paul Griffiths     |      November 7, 2021

    While it’s encouraging to see many of the world’s leading banks committing to sustainable lending at COP26, their track record suggests their actions may fall short of their words.

  • 4 keys to post-pandemic leadership

    Christian Harrison     |      November 7, 2021

    Leadership is a personal journey and business leaders need to commit to developing their own skills. No one is perfect or has all the answers, but good leaders should not be afraid to fail.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: A week in politics the Democrats must learn from

    James Arvanitakis     |      November 6, 2021

    A slew of recent election results bodes trouble for President Biden and a Democratic party struggling to connect with the American people, despite the calamity of the Trump regime.

  • How safe is your DNA?

    Thom Dixon     |      November 6, 2021

    If we want to enjoy the economic, health and security benefits of a burgeoning bioeconomy, then we need to do the hard work on anticipating and mitigating the risks.

  • Recharging battery technology

    Mahdokht Shaibani     |      November 6, 2021

    Rechargeable batteries to store the energy of renewables and electrify our transportation promise to be a critical step in fighting climate change.