• The economics of COVID-19

    Ellen Muir     |      July 28, 2020

    Policymakers need a new roadmap for navigating the balance between managing a pandemic and supporting the economy, and setting criteria and targets for action can help.

  • Taking back the beach

    Michelle O’Shea     |      May 22, 2020

    After being closed to the public in the coronavirus lockdown, Australia’s beaches are now opening again but there are wider access issues for women and minorities.

  • Gender equality: it’s everyone’s business

    Becky Batagol     |      April 10, 2019

    Gender equality is in everyone’s interest as it allows every citizen to fully participate in all spheres of Australian life and contribute to an inclusive and democratic society.

  • The world’s richest 1% took 82% of the wealth created last year

    Open Forum     |      April 4, 2018

    Eighty two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth, according to a new Oxfam report. 

  • Forget about GDP, it’s time for a well-being economy

    Kate Pickett     |      April 3, 2018

    Robert Kennedy criticised the obsession with gross domestic product half a century ago and to avoid another fifty years of pursuing increasingly inappropriate goals, we need to cultivate a new economic vision that relates to people’s daily experiences, rather than the growth of abstract numbers.

  • It’s time to close the gap for good

    Christine Craik     |      March 16, 2018

    Christine Craik, President of The Australian Association of Social Workers, calls for significant and immediate action to address the entrenched inequality and disadvantage faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on National Close the Gap Day.

  • Women press for progress around the world

    Open Forum     |      March 8, 2018

    To mark International Women’s Day, and in the wake of the #metoo campaign, a new global study by Ipsos across 27 countries – “Global Misperceptions of Equality and the Need to Press for Progress” – highlights a range of equality issues, with sexual harassment topping the list.