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  • It’s not a walk in the park from here

    Richard Holden     |      May 18, 2020

    Government rules do more than simply define what is permissible. They also signal information that influences public behaviour in other areas of life, and so messaging over opening up society again must be mindful of its consequences.

  • Where’s the beef?

    Michael Shoebridge     |      May 18, 2020

    Business interests are calling for Australia to surrender its values and independence to appease China’s communist dictatorship and preserve their personal profits, but that’s a price too high to pay for beer and barley.

  • Business must look beyond the bottom line

    Henry Storey     |      May 17, 2020

    The reaction of some in the business community to China’s threats of an economic boycott reflect an acute over-reliance on China. This in itself is symptomatic of the Australian business community’s lack of imagination.

  • Grasping the green power opportunity

    Elizabeth Thurbon     |      May 17, 2020

    Australia has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to use the COVID-19 stimulus to fundamentally change the nation’s economic, environmental and social future.

  • Catastrophe

    Open Forum     |      May 17, 2020

    There are three and a half million pet cats in Australia, two thirds of which are allowed to roam outside, and, on average, each of them kills 110 native animals per year.

  • Start me up

    Open Forum     |      May 17, 2020

    As unemployment rates skyrocket around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-first study has found social venture start-ups not only alleviate social problems but also are much more important for job creation than previously thought.

  • Arvanitakis on American Politics: Voting in a time of a pandemic

    James Arvanitakis     |      May 16, 2020

    It did not take long for the fragile peace between the Democratic and Republican leaders brought on by coronavirus to breakdown and, as America risks reopening for business, attention is turning to the election in November.

  • Education technology and student privacy

    Lisa Archbold     |      May 16, 2020

    COVID-19 has highlighted the increasing growth of education technology or EdTech, but more legal reform is needed for children’s privacy as they learn online.

  • Standing up to China

    Peter Jennings     |      May 16, 2020

    Australia needs more cowboy and less kowtow in its current dispute with China. Our foreign, security and trade policies need more principle and less of the ‘pragmatism’ that has brought us to this sorry point of affairs.

  • Barley, beef and bullies: trade tensions in a COVID-19 world

    Tim Harcourt     |      May 15, 2020

    Trade boycotts do not usually work and will come at a great cost to the country imposing the ban.

  • Teens sought for lockdown mental health study

    Open Forum     |      May 15, 2020

    As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, a South Australian research team is looking at the impact of mass lockdowns on children’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • Going green beats the blues

    Caroline Tang     |      May 15, 2020

    A group of UNSW cross-discipline experts discuss the benefits of plants, gardening and green spaces during COVID-19.