Science has largely flown under the radar in a restrained Federal Budget, with no big spending measures and no major cuts apart from the university funding changes announced last week, writes Les Field.
The IMF has been raising concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the fund's own policies and programs, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.
The new minister for science Arthur Sinodinos has some challenges ahead, but there is an opportunity to build on the foundations laid by his predcessors, writes Les Field.
Much that has been thought in the fields of law and policy seems to need rethinking. But what is to take its place? asks Fleur Johns.
UNSW has announced the first leaders of its Grand Challenges, an initiative to establish the University at the forefront of debate and policy response to the biggest issues of our time.
Governments help best when they nurture businesses beyond the startup stage, writes Jenny Stewart.
When it comes to incentives to commercialise research the public policy palette is monochrome, writes Jenny Stewart.
The Australian Defence Force has largely been missing in action on climate change and its broader implications for national security, writes Michael D. Thomas.
We don't need a Medicare review to tell us the we are spending too little on primary care to keep people out of expensive hospitals, writes John Dwyer.
Only the most courageous and vulnerable people get on rickety boats in search of safety, yet we treat them like criminals, writes Julian Burnside.