• Turning crisis into opportunity

    Robert Glasser     |      July 25, 2020

    Australia has a unique opportunity in the wake of the unprecedented disruption caused by the Black Summer and Covid-19 crises to boost national disaster resilience.

  • The invisible enemies

    Kristina Keneally     |      July 18, 2020

    COVID-19 is just one of the invisible enemies which threaten Australia’s safety, security and democracy and require a thoughtful and united approach.

  • Tough times teach us about resilience

    Sherry Landow     |      June 10, 2020

    Resilience is an adaptive process usually developed over a lifetime – but we’re taking a crash-course in it now.

  • Imagining a more sustainable Australia

    Gillian Savage     |      June 6, 2020

    In the wake of COVID-19, we need to reimagine a nation that integrates global, national and local thinking and solutions for our collective benefit.

  • Inspiring a brighter future

    Brock Bastian     |      June 3, 2020

    COVID-19 created new ways of working together overnight, but as restrictions are eased, what we do now and what comes next matters even more.

  • Welcome to post-pandemic Australia

    Tim Harcourt     |      May 22, 2020

    The Australia emerging from the coronavirus crisis will be different from before. We will still trade with the world, but we will take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.

  • Covid-19 shows Australia needs a national sovereignty strategy

    David Fawcett     |      May 13, 2020

    Covid-19 has sounded a national wake-up call that ceding sovereignty to the free market presents an unacceptable risk in critical areas.

  • Learning about resilience from those who need it most

    Biljana Milosevic     |      May 9, 2020

    When Australia eventually moves beyond this current crisis into recovery, there is an opportunity to model our national response on what we know works best for families who live routinely with stress and dislocation.

  • Learning the lessons for a post-COVID-19 world

    Allan Gyngell     |      May 1, 2020

    Australian interests are best served by working to build a consensus for an independent review of lessons learnt from COVID-19, a road map for WHO reform and mechanisms to better integrate national and international public health systems.

  • Building psychological resilience during times of stress

    Jessica Nelson     |      April 29, 2020

    With the COVID-19 global pandemic disrupting almost every part of our regular lives, mental health experts are encouraging Australians to process the emotional toll.

  • Increasing the resilience of outer urban areas

    Open Forum     |      April 29, 2020

    Drought, fire and flood disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps, tailored to local needs and conditions, to reduce their impacts on our cities.

  • We reap what we sow in terms of national resilience

    John Coyne     |      April 5, 2020

    Covid-19 has shown that market forces aren’t enough to ensure adequate national resilience in myriad areas, and that too much of our preparation for such emergencies was predicated on good luck.