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.
Constantly changing the law after media outcries over particular cases produces distortions in the law for short-term political gain, writes David Brown.
“The Economics of Everything” by federal MP Andrew Leigh is a fascinating introduction to some of Australia’s most entertaining applied economic research, writes Gigi Foster.
It is significant to have a woman at the head of the US Federal Reserve for the first time, but in terms of monetary policy it's probably business as usual. And that is a good thing for us all, writes Geoffrey Garrett.